Books that have shaped my perspective of online learning.

I’m cleaning up an online course and wanted to preserve this list, while removing it from the course. And since I’m here I might as well update it a bit.

Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Paulo Freire – back on the top of my list again.

On Teaching and Learning: Putting the Principles and Practices of Dialogue Education into Action. Jane Vella

e-Learning by Design. William Horton

Learning Theory and Online Technology. Linda Harasim

All links lead to Amazon.

2010 List

Creating Significant Learning Experiences L. Dee Fink – New to my booklist. Highly recommended by Marcia Eames Sheavley.

Discussion-Based Online Teaching to Enhance Student Learning: Theory, Practice and Assessment Tisha Bender

Building Online Learning Communities: Effective Strategies for the Virtual Classroom Pallof and Pratt

Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity Etienne Wenger. A classic? I think so- helped form some of my thinking on boundaries, tangibility and so on.

Online Communities: Designing Usability and Supporting Sociability Jenny Preece – Published in 2000 but one of the more influential books I read back then. 10 years is antiquity online, it seems like, but this was an important read for me, and still relevant.

Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide for Educators, Trainers, and Staff Developers Rosemary Caffarella

Education for Critical Consciousness Paolo Freire – Less well known than Pedagogy of the Oppressed but equally important, in my opinion. Includes “Extension or Communication”.

Science Education from People for People: Taking a Stand(point) Wollf-Michael Roth especially, in our context, chapter 3 – Faith in a Seed and chapter 6 Sister City,Sister Science.

There are more but that’s probably more than enough, for now. One note on prices- should you decide that any of these are invaluable and necessary but costly and prohibitive – be sure to check the used listings at Amazon. Many items are available used and fairly inexpensive.

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