In this book, Jack Gifford presents a professional approach to the development of syllabi, particularly those supported by electronic media. With more than 30 years of teaching experience, which has included the preparation and review of over 165 syllabi, Gifford has yet to find the '100% complete syllabi.' Many don't reflect internally consistent pre-planning, and most are not presented in a user-friendly manner. He explores the nine major steps essential to the conceptual development of any e-syllabus prior to creating the first word.
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About the Author
Jack Gifford is Professor of Marketing, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction: What is a Syllabus; What is a Near Distance Learning E-Syllabus; Why is an E-Syllabus Such a Big Deal; The Use of Multi-Dimensional Media; Benefits to Students/Teachers of an E-Syllabus; IT and Near Distance Learning in the Classroom; Chapter 3 Nine Key Steps Before Actually Writing Your E-Syllabus: Values, Attitudes and Beliefs; Course's Institutional Role; Physical and Technological Parameters; Know Your Market and Stakeholders; Define Course Mission, Values and Vision; Course Environmen Chapter 4 The Actual Format of the E-Syllabus: Introduction; The Header; Flash Announcements; Table of Contents Matrix; Administrative Details; Justification for Level of Detail; Teaching Philosophy; Course Mission, Values and Vision; Catalog Descriptions; Be Chapter 5 Professional Standards, Intellectual Integrity, Attendance and Netiquette: Assessment, BARS and Extra Credit Options; Calendars and Daily Assignment Details; Projects, Standards, Guidelines, and Timelines; Use of Teams; Learning Resources and Tips; Chapter 6 Introducing the E-Syllabus into the Classroom Chapter 7 Appendices: Appendix A: E-Syllabi Visited and Bibliography; Appendix B: E-Syllabus Check Sheet; Appendix C: Example E-Syllabus