Book Club: Online Teaching at its Best: Merging Instructional Design with Teaching and Learning Research

Description: Online Teaching at Its Best: A Merger of Instructional Design with Teaching and Learning Research is the scholarly resource for online learning that faculty, instructional designers, and administrators have long been awaiting. Over 70 percent of degree-granting institutions offer online classes, and while technical resources abound, the courses often fall short of integrating the best practices in online pedagogy, even if they comply with online course design standards. Typically these standards omit the best practices in teaching and learning and the principles from cognitive science, leaving students struggling to keep the pace, understand the material, and fulfill their true potential as learners. This book fills the gap, providing evidence-based practices for online teaching, online course design, and online student motivation integrated with pedagogical and cognitive science to help you build the distance learning courses and programs your students deserve.” (Quote from

 Discussion Leaders:  Paul Rose (Associate Dean SEHHB) and Laura Million (IDLT)

 Dates and Time: Wednesday September 30 (Ch. 1-2), October 14 (Ch. 3-5), and October 28 (Ch. 6-8) from 11:00 am - 12:15 pm