Teaching Online: A Practical Guide

Susan Ko has spent more than twenty years creating and directing faculty development programs for online teaching at diverse institutions, including City University at New York and University of Maryland University College.

Steve Rossen, Instructional Technologist and Electronic Librarian, was formerly Manager of the Faculty New Media Center at UCLA.

Teaching Online: A Practical Guide is an accessible, introductory, and comprehensive guide for anyone who teaches online. The fourth edition of this bestselling resource has been fully revised, maintains its reader-friendly tone, and offers exceptional practical advice, new teaching examples, faculty interviews, and an updated resource section.

New to this edition:

entire new chapter on MOOCs (massive open online courses);
expanded information on teaching with mobile devices, using open educational resources, and learning analytics;
additional interviews with faculty, case studies, and examples;
spotlight on new tools and categories of tools, especially multimedia.
Focusing on the “hows” and “whys” of implementation rather than theory, the fourth edition of Teaching Online is a must-have resource for anyone teaching online or thinking about teaching online.

Table of Contents



      1. Teaching Online: An Overview
      2. Scouting the Territory: Exploring Your Institution’s Resources
      3. Course Design and Development
      4. Working with Others to Develop a Course
      5. Creating an Effective Online Syllabus
      6. Building an Online Classroom
      7. Student Activities in the Online Environment
      8. Copyright, Intellectual Property, and Open Educational Resources
      9. Creating Courseware: Selecting “Web 2.0” Tools and other Resources
      10. Preparing Students for Online Learning
      11. Classroom Management and Facilitation
      12. Classroom Management: Special Issues
      13. Teaching Web-Enhanced and Blended Classes
      14. Teaching and Learning in a MOOC
      15. Taking Advantage of New Opportunities


Guide to Resources