'You Can Teach Online' Book Gives Educators Advice From the Inside

Experts From eCollege(SM) and Leading Institutions Share Their Insight On

Creating an Engaging and Academically-Sound eLearning Environment



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from eCollege.com

    DENVER, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- A changing set
 of students with an evolving set of technology expectations is prompting
 educators to evaluate their use of the Internet to teach online, and to extend
 the boundaries of the traditional classroom.  However, the Web-based Education
 Commission reports that higher education institutions rank their greatest
 technological challenge as "assisting faculty to integrate information
 technology into instruction."
     The push is on, but for those educators who have not already jumped on the
 eLearning bandwagon, the thought of teaching online can be overwhelming, that
 was, until the release of McGraw-Hill Higher Education's book "You Can Teach
 Online."
     "You Can Teach Online" shares the insight of three experienced online
 educators, providing faculty of all technology ability levels with pedagogical
 techniques, and tools for developing online courses and using the Internet in
 the classroom.  Inspired by educators involved in the Center for Internet
 Technology in Education (CiTE(SM)), sponsored by eCollege(SM), the book is
 co-authored by Dr. Kathryn Winograd, director of Academic Services at
 eCollege, and Dr. Gary Moore, professor in the School of Public Health at
 University of Massachusetts Amherst, with contributions from Dan Lange,
 Faculty Technology Coordinator at Blue Mountain Community College.
     "eLearning goes beyond just having the technology available, to really
 preparing educators to effectively use the tools to better engage their
 students," said Dr. Winograd.  "My colleagues and I have gained a tremendous
 amount of knowledge from creating and teaching our own online courses, and
 helping hundreds of other educators do the same.  We are pleased to give this
 advice back to the educational community."
     The book provides easy to follow examples, an extensive glossary, Web
 links to related resources, and a dedicated website at
 www.mhhe.com/ucanteachonline.  A "You Can Teach Online" Course Showcase is
 also offered through eCollege's eTeaching Institute.  The Course Showcase
 highlights unique units in real online courses in a variety of disciplines,
 recommended for excellence by other educators.  To view the Course Showcase,
 visit www.eteaching.ecollege.com/ and type "teach" in the login and password
 fields.
     "There is a large undercurrent of faculty apprehensive about online
 teaching, but many of them could be brought forward with a 'show me' practical
 hands-on approach," said Dr. Moore.  "I know that I interact with and 'touch'
 my students online with my personality, caring, and enthusiasm, and I feel it
 is important to show other faculty how to do this.  The book and its
 integrated website do just that and much more."
     Winograd and her colleagues agree that a successful course, whether on-
 campus or online, is heavily dependent on the educator's ability to lead and
 motivate today's technologically literate students both inside and outside of
 the classroom, making full use of available Web resources and tools.  Now
 educators themselves have a resource in "You Can Teach Online" to help them
 achieve this.
     To purchase a copy of "You Can Teach Online" (ISBN # 007-245517-9), please
 call McGraw-Hill at 1-800-338-3987 or visit
 http://www.mhhe.com/ucanteachonline/.
 
     About McGraw-Hill Higher Education
     McGraw-Hill Higher Education, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, is a
 leading provider of learning solutions in electronic and print formats.
 McGraw-Hill Education is a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, a global
 information services provider meeting worldwide needs in financial services,
 education and business-to-business information through leading brands such as
 Standard & Poor's and BusinessWeek.  Founded in 1888, the Corporation has more
 than 300 offices in 32 countries.  Sales in 2000 were $4.3 billion. Additional
 information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com.
 
     About eCollege
     eCollege (Nasdaq:   ECLG) is an eLearning software and services provider.
 Comprised of educators and technologists, eCollege partners with colleges,
 universities, schools and corporations to design, build and support high
 quality learning communities.  eCollege's Educational Partners include such
 institutions as National University; Seton Hall University; University of
 Colorado; DeVry University, Inc.; Kentucky Virtual High School; and Microsoft
 Faculty Center.  The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in
 Denver.  For more information, visit www.eCollege.com.
 
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 information.  Forward-looking statements may involve known or unknown risks,
 uncertainties and other factors that may cause the company's actual results
 and performance to differ materially from the company's outlook.  Such
 forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release.  The
 company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-
 looking statements found herein to reflect any changes in company expectations
 or results or any change in events.
 
     eCollege and CiTE are service marks of eCollege.  All other trademarks or
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    DENVER, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- A changing set
 of students with an evolving set of technology expectations is prompting
 educators to evaluate their use of the Internet to teach online, and to extend
 the boundaries of the traditional classroom.  However, the Web-based Education
 Commission reports that higher education institutions rank their greatest
 technological challenge as "assisting faculty to integrate information
 technology into instruction."
     The push is on, but for those educators who have not already jumped on the
 eLearning bandwagon, the thought of teaching online can be overwhelming, that
 was, until the release of McGraw-Hill Higher Education's book "You Can Teach
 Online."
     "You Can Teach Online" shares the insight of three experienced online
 educators, providing faculty of all technology ability levels with pedagogical
 techniques, and tools for developing online courses and using the Internet in
 the classroom.  Inspired by educators involved in the Center for Internet
 Technology in Education (CiTE(SM)), sponsored by eCollege(SM), the book is
 co-authored by Dr. Kathryn Winograd, director of Academic Services at
 eCollege, and Dr. Gary Moore, professor in the School of Public Health at
 University of Massachusetts Amherst, with contributions from Dan Lange,
 Faculty Technology Coordinator at Blue Mountain Community College.
     "eLearning goes beyond just having the technology available, to really
 preparing educators to effectively use the tools to better engage their
 students," said Dr. Winograd.  "My colleagues and I have gained a tremendous
 amount of knowledge from creating and teaching our own online courses, and
 helping hundreds of other educators do the same.  We are pleased to give this
 advice back to the educational community."
     The book provides easy to follow examples, an extensive glossary, Web
 links to related resources, and a dedicated website at
 www.mhhe.com/ucanteachonline.  A "You Can Teach Online" Course Showcase is
 also offered through eCollege's eTeaching Institute.  The Course Showcase
 highlights unique units in real online courses in a variety of disciplines,
 recommended for excellence by other educators.  To view the Course Showcase,
 visit www.eteaching.ecollege.com/ and type "teach" in the login and password
 fields.
     "There is a large undercurrent of faculty apprehensive about online
 teaching, but many of them could be brought forward with a 'show me' practical
 hands-on approach," said Dr. Moore.  "I know that I interact with and 'touch'
 my students online with my personality, caring, and enthusiasm, and I feel it
 is important to show other faculty how to do this.  The book and its
 integrated website do just that and much more."
     Winograd and her colleagues agree that a successful course, whether on-
 campus or online, is heavily dependent on the educator's ability to lead and
 motivate today's technologically literate students both inside and outside of
 the classroom, making full use of available Web resources and tools.  Now
 educators themselves have a resource in "You Can Teach Online" to help them
 achieve this.
     To purchase a copy of "You Can Teach Online" (ISBN # 007-245517-9), please
 call McGraw-Hill at 1-800-338-3987 or visit
 http://www.mhhe.com/ucanteachonline/.
 
     About McGraw-Hill Higher Education
     McGraw-Hill Higher Education, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, is a
 leading provider of learning solutions in electronic and print formats.
 McGraw-Hill Education is a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, a global
 information services provider meeting worldwide needs in financial services,
 education and business-to-business information through leading brands such as
 Standard & Poor's and BusinessWeek.  Founded in 1888, the Corporation has more
 than 300 offices in 32 countries.  Sales in 2000 were $4.3 billion. Additional
 information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com.
 
     About eCollege
     eCollege (Nasdaq:   ECLG) is an eLearning software and services provider.
 Comprised of educators and technologists, eCollege partners with colleges,
 universities, schools and corporations to design, build and support high
 quality learning communities.  eCollege's Educational Partners include such
 institutions as National University; Seton Hall University; University of
 Colorado; DeVry University, Inc.; Kentucky Virtual High School; and Microsoft
 Faculty Center.  The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in
 Denver.  For more information, visit www.eCollege.com.
 
     This release may contain forward-looking statements, as well as historical
 information.  Forward-looking statements may involve known or unknown risks,
 uncertainties and other factors that may cause the company's actual results
 and performance to differ materially from the company's outlook.  Such
 forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release.  The
 company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-
 looking statements found herein to reflect any changes in company expectations
 or results or any change in events.
 
     eCollege and CiTE are service marks of eCollege.  All other trademarks or
 registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
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