In this book, eCoaching pioneer Marcia Rock draws on best-practice research and decades of experience to offer a blueprint for professional development that maximizes teacher and student growth. The eCoaching Continuum for Educators provides teachers, administrators, and other school professionals a step-by-step guide to the four connected, coordinated components of technology-enabled professional development: (1) studying theory and practice to build knowledge of specific content and pedagogy; (2) observing theory and practice to aid in the transfer of new knowledge to classroom practice; (3) one-on-one coaching to give teachers the feedback they need to improve classroom practice; and (4) group coaching to build capacity for identifying and solving problems of professional practice. Rock offers a practical approach for putting professional development where it can do the most good—in the classroom. You'll learn Why technology is so well suited for authentic, job-embedded professional development How to cultivate a culture in which the eCoaching continuum can have the greatest impact Which technologies are the most useful for carrying out eCoaching in a variety of settings How to capture and evaluate the impact of eCoaching on teachers and students The eCoaching Continuum for Educators integrates best practice in coaching for professional development with a detailed account of how teachers and other school professionals can use today's technologies to improve their practice and ensure their students are fully engaged and learning.
Advanced Web-Based Training Strategies fills the gap in the literature available on this topic by offering a volume that includes meaningful, applicable, and proven strategies that can take the experienced instructional designer to the next level of web-based training. Written by Margaret Driscoll and Saul Carliner -- internationally acclaimed experts on e-learning and information design- -- Advanced Web-Based Training Strategies provides instructional designers, e-learning developers, technical communicators, students, and others with strategies for addressing common challenges that arise when designing e-learning. Balancing educational theory with the practical realities of implementation, Driscoll and Carliner outline the benefits and limitations of each strategy, discuss the issues surrounding the implementation of these strategies, and illustrate each strategy with short scenarios drawn from real-world online learning programs representing a wide variety of fields including technology, financial services, health care, and government.
Written by a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Clinical Nurse Specialists, this text explores the expanding roles and responsibilities of the CNS—from core competencies and theoretical foundations for practice to caring for the hospitalized adult to shaping the healthcare system through the CNS’s spheres of influence.
Join the thousands of students who have been guided through the theory and practice of coaching and mentoring by this academic yet accessible text written by three leading scholars. New to the Second Edition of Coaching and Mentoring: Updated references and research A greater emphasis on contemporary issues such as globalization Even more examples and cases from a range of sectors and professions Brand new companion website with access to relevant SAGE journal articles available on publication at www.sagepub.co.uk/garvey Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors.
Web-based training, known as e-learning, has experienced a great evolution and growth in recent years, as the capacity for education is no longer limited by physical and time constraints. The emergence of such a prized learning tool mandates a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness and implications of e-learning. Advances in E-Learning: Experiences and Methodologies explores the technical, pedagogical, methodological, tutorial, legal, and emotional aspects of e-learning, considering and analyzing its different application contexts, and providing researchers and practitioners with an innovative view of e-learning as a lifelong learning tool for scholars in both academic and professional spheres.
Technology has changed communication drastically in recent years, facilitating the speed and ease of communicating, and also redefining and shaping linguistics, etiquette, and social communication norms. The Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication provides academics and practitioners with an authoritative collection of research on the implications and social effects computers have had on communication. With 69 chapters of innovative research contributed by over 90 of the world's leading experts in computer mediated communication, the Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication is a must-have addition to every library collection.
"Considered the reference on advancement... more than eighty percent of the material in this edition is new, including seventeen new chapters." --CASE CurrentsIn fifty-nine new and revised chapters, this second edition provides up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of the entire field of institutional advancement. Gives guidelines for effective fund raising and enrollment management, explains how to develop and maintain constructive alumni relations, and how to produce attractive, quality publications and periodicals.