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Authentic Instruction and Online Delivery: Proven Practices in Higher Education
– June 9, 2011
In the evolving world of higher education, discovering and integrating effective new practices, both online and in the classroom, is crucial in preparing today's growing number of adult students for tomorrow's dynamic and evolving workplace. Now, three administrators at City University of Seattle have compiled an influential collection of work that reflects the successful practices of its faculty members in response to the busy schedules and time pressures of today’s adult student. In Authentic Instruction and Online Delivery: Proven Practices in Higher Education, Kurt D. Kirstein, Judy M. Hinrichs, and Steven G. Olswang have collected and edited the experiences of twenty-six instructors or teams of instructors from a small, private, not-for-profit university in the Pacific Northwest with satellite campuses in eleven countries on four continents. Their combined wealth of valuable educational strategies is the driving force behind this richly instructive resource. In order to meet the educational demands of busy adult students, a different educational approach much be taken. The collection was created to enable university instructors everywhere to learn from these classroom and online experiences, so that they may incorporate relevant practices in their own classes. Presented in three parts, the book addresses authentic instructional strategies, online course delivery, and perspectives in teaching and learning. Part One introduces methods of authentic instruction. Part Two taps into the university’s pioneering role in online education to shed new light on its design and delivery. Part Three addresses emerging themes in educational assessment and program revision. With the guiding principle that experience is the best teacher, Authentic Instruction and Online Delivery: Proven Practices in Higher Education is an innovative compendium of practices that are both state-of-the-art and field-tested. Each work in this illuminating book reveals how teaching that is developed through instructor experience has much to offer both novice and veteran educators.
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