About the Author
1. Why Online Professional Development?
Asking the Right Questions
Why Online Professional Development
Caveat Emptor: Talking to Vendors
Determining Your Need for Online Professional Development
Take Action: Conduct a Needs Assessment and Create Your Vision
2. How Much Does It Cost?
Take Action: Determine Your Desired Outcomes
Caveat Emptor: Supporting Your Outcomes
Take Action: Set Your Mission
3. How Do I Get Started?
Caveat Emptor: Facilitation Models
Caveat Emptor: Partnering for Success
Take Action: Gap Analysis to Describe Your Needs
4. What Does Good Online Learning Look Like?
Why Instructional Design?
Take Action: Instructional Design Considerations
Take Action: Content Development Timeline
Using Media to Help (Or Hinder) Learning
Caveat Emptor: Evaluating Media in Online Content
5. What Technologies Are Right for Me?
A Word About Learning Objects
Presenting basic information via text and images
Demonstrating a process, sequence, or procedure
Hosting asynchronous interactions
Hosting synchronous interactions
Growing a learning community
Take Action: Exploring Technology Specifications
Infrastructure for online professional development
Caveat Emptor: Is Free Right for Me?
Caveat Emptor: Evaluating a Management System
6. Putting it All Together
Take Action: What Online Facilitators Should Know and Be Able to Do
Putting the Pieces Together
Take Action: Putting all the Pieces Together
7: Did it work?
Is it better than face-to-face?
Take Action: Measuring Your Desired Outcomes
One story: The framework in action
Design, Deliver, Succeed!