UVA Library has electronic access to many books related to online instruction. The following recommendations were put together by the CTE. NetBadge is required to view these books online.
General books on online instruction
- Collaborative Learning Techniques by Elizabeth Barkley, Claire Major, & K. Patricia Cross (2014)
Collaborative Learning Techniques is a scholarly and well-written handbook that guides teachers through all aspects of group work, providing solid information on what to do, how to do it, and why it is important to student learning for both in-person and online classes. Synthesizing the relevant research and good practice literature, the authors present detailed procedures for thirty collaborative learning techniques (CoLTs) and offer practical suggestions on a wide range of topics, including how to form groups, assign roles, build team spirit, solve problems, and evaluate and grade student participation.
High-Impact Practices in Online Education: Research and Best Practices edited by Kathryn E. Linder and Chrysanthemum M. Hayes (2018)
This volume offers the first comprehensive guide to how high-impact practices (HIPs) are being implemented in online environments and how they can be adjusted to meet the needs of online learners. With a chapter devoted to each of the eleven HIPs, this collection offers guidance that takes into account the differences between e-learners and traditional on-campus students. A primary goal of High-Impact Practices Online is to share the ways in which HIPs may need to be amended to meet the needs of online learners. Through specific examples and practical suggestions in each chapter, readers are introduced to concrete strategies for transitioning HIPs to the online environment that can be utilized across a range of disciplines and institution types.
- Learning Assessment Techniques by Elizabeth Barkley & Claire Major (2016)
Learning Assessment Techniques provides 50 easy-to-implement active learning techniques that gauge student learning across academic disciplines and learning environments. Each technique features: purpose and use, key learning goals, step-by-step implementation, online adaptation, analysis and reporting, concrete examples in both on-site and online environments, and key references―all in an easy-to-follow format. Using Fink's Taxonomy of Significant Learning as its organizational framework, it embeds assessment within active learning activities.
- Online Teaching At Its Best by Linda Nilson & Ludwika A. Goodson (2018)
Online Teaching at Its Best provides practical, real-world advice grounded in educational science to help online instructors, instructional designers, and administrators deliver an exceptional learning experience. This will help you ensure that your online classes measure up to the rigor and quality of excellence in teaching and assessment, build in the personal touch for developing a learning community, and equip your students to succeed in the next challenge.
Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes by Flower Darby and James M. Lang (2019)
Find out how to apply learning science in online classes. The concept of small teaching is simple: small and strategic changes have enormous power to improve student learning. Instructors face unique and specific challenges when teaching an online course. This book offers small teaching strategies that will positively impact the online classroom. This book outlines practical and feasible applications of theoretical principles to help your online students learn. It includes current best practices around educational technologies, strategies to build community and collaboration, and minor changes you can make in your online teaching practice, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant learning gains.
- Student Engagement Techniques by Elizabeth Barkley (2010)
Keeping students involved, motivated, and actively learning is challenging educators across the country, yet good advice on how to accomplish this has not been readily available. Student Engagement Techniques is a comprehensive resource that offers college teachers a dynamic model for engaging students and includes over one hundred tips, strategies, and techniques that have been proven to help teachers from a wide variety of disciplines and institutions motivate and connect with their students. The ready-to-use format shows how to apply each of the book's techniques in the classroom and includes purpose, preparation, procedures, examples, online implementation, variations and extensions, observations and advice, and key resources.
- eService-learning : creating experiential learning and civic engagement through online and hybrid courses edited by Jean R. Strait and Katherine Nordyke (2015)
This book serves as an introduction to using online teaching technologies and hybrid forms of teaching for experiential learning and civic engagement. eService-learning (electronic service-learning) combines service-learning and online learning and enables the delivery of the instruction and/or the service to occur partially or fully online. This book introduces the reader to the four emerging types of eService-learning and is helpful for educational and community partners seeking to collaborate remotely and to online instructors who want to engage their students through service.
Service-eLearning: Educating for Citizenship edited by Amber Dailey-Hebert, Emily Donnelli-Sallee, Laurie N. DiPadova-Stocks (2008)
This edited collection defines and addresses the emergent blending of service-learning and eLearning to create a new integrated pedagogical model: service-eLearning. While readers of this collection may be familiar with existing work on service learning and technology use, this book demonstrates the potential of a new model which acknowledges eLearning as a pedagogy within its own right. The new model presented here blends eLearning pedagogy with existing approaches to service-learning. The result is an integrated pedagogical approach: Service-eLearning. As the work presented herein highlights, service-eLearning responds to the challenges of today's rapidly-changing, technology-mediated reality.