A Learner Centered Approach To Online Education

By:
Lisa Harrell, Instructional Designer and Online Course Instructor

Published 2013

The purpose of this book is to serve as a guide for designing, developing, and teaching learner centered online courses and/or modules of instruction. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to online education. Chapter 2 provides information on the resources and support needed to teach and learn in an online environment. Chapter 3 provides information and considerations in regards to the online learner. Chapter 4 provides information on the domains of learning. Chapter 5 provides information on learning outcomes and instructional objectives. Chapter 6 provides information on online course interaction. Chapter 7 provides information pertaining to assessment and grading rubrics. Each chapter of the book includes an application exercise.

This book will assist the reader in understanding the important factors in regards to online education. This book would also provide the foundational information, tools, and resource information needed to design, develop, and teach a learner centered online course or modules of instruction. This book would be a valuable resource for any educator interested in teaching online and for those who may already by teaching online. Educators in a variety of areas wishing to learn more about online teaching, course design, and course development could benefit from this book. This book could also serve as a text book for undergraduate and graduate courses related to online teaching, course design, and course development. This book could also serve as an administrative resource and guide for programs developing online courses and for faculty training and professional development purposes.

CONTENTS
1. Introduction to Online Education 2. Resources and Support for the Online Student and Educator 3. The Learner 4. Domains of Learning 5. Learning Outcomes and Instructional Objectives 6. Online Course Interaction 7. Assessment and Grading Rubrics

REVIEWS
"ALearner Centered Approach to Online Education by Lisa Harrell (2013), is a short, seven-chapter book that covers the basics of online education. The purpose of the book is to act as a guide for designing and teaching online in a way that is learner focused. It is marketed for those new to online education, wanting to learn more about online education, and/or undergraduate and graduate students." Kathleen Stone Center for Distance Learning in All About Mentoring