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Book details
  • Genre:EDUCATION
  • SubGenre:Distance Education & Learning
  • Language:English
  • Pages:70
  • eBook ISBN:9780988578043

How to Write an Online Course

From Concept to Completion One Step at a Time

by Bobbi Linkemer

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Overview
How to Write an Online Course: From concept to completion one step at a time is not intended to be an actual how-to guide to developing an online course. Rather, it is a journal of one writing teacher’s exploration of a new and better way to help aspiring authors write, publish, and promote their nonfiction books. When I started blogging about my first tentative steps down the path of writing an online course, it was not my intention to combine the posts into a book. By the time I reached Blog # 48, however, I realized that these musings might be of help to others who are starting from scratch as I was. There is a steep learning curve for the uninitiated. For adult students, who may be new to online learning, their first experience may seem confusing and overwhelming until they learn their way around this unfamiliar terrain. For educators, writing and facilitating an online course requires lots of time; knowledge of the subject matter, learning styles, presentation techniques, and e-learning technology; as well as the psychology of keeping students interested in the material and motivated enough to remain in the course. Sometimes, that is the greatest challenge.
Description
How to Write an Online Course: From concept to completion one step at a time is not intended to be an actual how-to guide to developing an online course. Rather, it is a journal of one writing teacher’s exploration of a new and better way to help aspiring authors write, publish, and promote their nonfiction books. When I started blogging about my first tentative steps down this path of writing an online course, it was not my intention to combine the posts into a book. By the time I reached Blog # 48, however, I realized that these musings might be of help to others who are starting from scratch as I was. For today’s educator, an understanding of e-learning is essential. This is not a fad; it is the direction in which education is moving … very quickly. For many institutions e-learning is already delivering major segments of the curriculum. Online courses have so many advantages. For teachers, they make it possible to reach many more students and to present material in ways that meet the diverse ways in which people of all ages take in information. There is a steep learning curve for the uninitiated. For adult students, who may be new to online learning, their first experience may seem confusing and overwhelming until they learn their way around this unfamiliar terrain. For educators, writing and facilitating an online course requires lots of time; knowledge of the subject matter, learning styles, presentation techniques, and e-learning technology; as well as the psychology of keeping students interested in the material and motivated enough to remain in the course. Sometimes, that is the greatest challenge.
About the author
Bobbi Linkemer—developer of How to Write, Publish, & Promote a Nonfiction Book, an online course for aspiring authors—is a book-writing coach, a ghostwriter, and an editor, as well as the author of seventeen books under her own name. She has been a professional writer for forty-five years. Her passion is helping writers at all levels convey their messages through books. In her long career, she has worked with many individuals and organizations in both the private and public sectors. Her own body of work, as well as the books she has helped to produce, encompass a wide array of nonfiction topics.
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