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Exhibits and Figures ix Preface xv About the Author xxi PART 1 Profile of the Online Learner 1 1 Characteristics of the Online Learner 3 2 Key Learning Attributes of Adults 13 3 Challenges That Affect Learners' Persistence 21 PART 2 Foundations of Cognition and Learning 31 4 Learning Theory 33 5 Understanding Cognition and Learning 43 6 Motivation Theory 59 PART 3 Cognitive Strategies to Support Learners' Thinking 73 7 Procedural Scaffolding 75 8 Metacognitive Scaffolding 87 9 Conceptual Scaffolding 95 10 Strategic Scaffolding 101 PART 4 Developing Cognitive, Social, and Teaching Presence Online 105 11 Developing Cognitive Presence Through Active Learning Strategies 107 12 Establishing Social Presence Through Learner-to-Learner Collaborative Strategies 131 13 Establishing Instructor Presence Through Instructor-to-Learner Interaction Strategies 151 14 Communication Tools to Support Cognitive, Social, and Teaching Presence 167 PART 5 Strategies for Managing Your Online Course 183 15 Strategies for Managing Your Online Teaching Activities 185 16 Strategies for Managing Behavioral Issues 205 17 Strategies for Managing Ethical and Legal Issues 223 18 Developing an Online Teaching Philosophy 241 References 245 Index 251

About the Author

Tina Stavredes is the chair of the psychology program in the School of Undergraduate Studies at Capella University, where she works to manage and train a high-performing team of online faculty. She previously served as Capella's director of curriculum and was responsible for creating the office of Curriculum Development. Prior to joining Capella, Stavredes worked as manager of academic technology support for the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development.

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