Book Review: The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips

Posted on: December 7, 2016 | By: Cheri Crabb, PhD | Filed under: Instructional Technologies

The Online Teaching Survival Guide by Boettcher and Conrad (2010), presents theory-based techniques for teaching online and/or blended courses.  The book reviews research in cognitive processing and learning outconlineteachingomes.  Boettcher and Conrad provide a framework of instructional strategies for designing or modifying a course for the online environment.  Included are recommended technologies to integrate with traditional pedagogy.  The tips cover course management, social presence, community building, integration of new technologies, discussion and questioning techniques, assessment, and customizing learning strategies. For a more detailed review by Shradha Kanwar, please read:

Cheri Crabb, PhD

I am dedicated to working with online faculty at Elon University and pride myself on designing quality curriculum advocating instructional technology usage. My career in academia is focused on instructional design and development using integrated electronic media systems. I earned my Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Systems Design and Development from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University while representing NASA’s Office of Education as their first Graduate Studies Research Program doctoral fellowship recipient.

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