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Turbulence and Transformation: One Professor’s Journey into Online Learning

Turbulence and Transformation: One Professor’s Journey into Online Learning
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Author(s): Frederick C. Buskey (Western Carolina University, USA)
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 19
Source title: Transformative Learning and Online Education: Aesthetics, Dimensions and Concepts
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): T. Volkan Yuzer (Anadolu University, Turkey) and Gulsun Kurubacak (Anadolu University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-985-9.ch012

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Abstract

The chapter uses kayaking as a metaphor for describing the lessons learned by the author as he worked towards helping future school leaders develop ethical understandings in an online course. The chapter describes basic challenges of teaching online, guiding principles of transformational learning, and defines ethical leadership. The author describes key online learning components, including the role of the instructor as facilitator, using engaging and challenging content, establishing a strong learning community, deep reflection, and practice of learning in the real world. The author also shares specific examples of course structures and assignments and observations and reflections from participants in the course.

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