Article Link: http://www.exchangepress.com/article/its-a-small-world-after-all!--taking-your-first-steps-into-online-teaching/5014720/This is the first of a two-part series on technology and effective strategies for teaching and learning online. In Part 1, the focus is on the role of technology, asking the hard questions, and preparing yourself to teach an online or web-enhanced course or training program. In Part 2, the focus is on effective strategies for teaching online and how to create a community of learners at a distance.
There are many ways to use technology as a tool to deliver training and continuing education, and you've probably experienced one or more of them as a teacher or student. In the past you may have participated in a video conference or been involved in a training program that was delivered via broadcast television or satellite. Or perhaps, more recently, you've used e-mail, belonged to a listserv, participated in a hosted discussion or real-time chat, listened to a web conference, or been in an online course. How did you feel about teaching and learning at a distance? Would you try it again? Under what conditions?
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The role of technology in the training and development of child care professionals has become a topic of great interest and heated debate. Advances in technology ...