The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Cyber-Instruction: Applying Them to Successful Distance-Based Teaching and Learning
William Wright, Mary Dereshiwsky, Gary Emanuel, Gary Martin, Northern Arizona University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Distance-based learning provides unique opportunities to learn new skills of successful instructional delivery. At the same time, there are underlying principles of effectiveness that appear to transcend specific classroom boundaries. One such model is Stephen Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Its focus on proper planning, collaborative creative communication and collaboratively defined outcomes appears to be particularly well suited to the challenges faced by Web-based instructors. Conversely, the documented problems encountered with Web-based instruction appear to correlate highly to violation of one or more of these seven habits of effectiveness. The facilitators of this roundtable session propose to lead audience members through an illustrative and experiential discussion of how these habits may be harnessed to facilitate planning, instructional delivery, teacher-student communications and assessment.
Wright, W., Dereshiwsky, M., Emanuel, G. & Martin, G. (2004). The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Cyber-Instruction: Applying Them to Successful Distance-Based Teaching and Learning. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4096-4100). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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