About the Authors xi Acknowledgments xiii Introduction: Small Teaching Online xv Part I Designing for Learning 1 Surfacing Backward Design 5 2 Guiding Learning Through Engagement 27 3 Using Media and Technology Tools 47 Part II Teaching Humans 4 Building Community 75 5 Giving Feedback 107 6 Fostering Student Persistence and Success 131 Part III Motivating Online Students (and Instructors) 7 Creating Autonomy 157 8 Making Connections 179 9 Developing as an Online Instructor 199 Conclusion: Finding Inspiration 221 References 227 Index 237
FLOWER DARBY is a Senior Instructional Designer and adjunct faculty member at Northern Arizona University, where she's taught for 23 years. She also teaches online classes for Estrella Mountain Community College. Learn more about the Small Teaching approach at www.smallteaching.com. JAMES M. LANG is a Professor of English and the Director of the D'Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College. He writes a monthly column on teaching and learning for The Chronicle of Higher Education. He is the author of Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning.