New! Excellent Online Science Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester

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In this book, author Frances Karels shares the research. She outlines successful strategies and provides proven tips that help teaching faculty in the sciences succeed in online course facilitation. Read real-life examples of best practices, and how to implement those best practices easily and successfully.

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by Frances Karels
The Part-Time Press, September 2019
232 pages. Paperback.

The number of science courses being offered fully online (including labs) by colleges and universities continues to grow. Excellent Online Science Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester takes readers through the steps of designing, teaching and assessing a fully online science course and/or lab. The book also provides tips and strategies for migrating existing science courses and/or labs to online platforms. Author Frances Karels has been teaching college science courses for over 13 years. She has developed curricula for blended and fully online science courses at both the K-12 and college levels, and presented at TxDLA and NISOD on best practices in online science teaching. In 2014, Frances Karels was awarded the NISOD Teaching Excellence Award.

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Praise for Excellent Online Science Teaching

“Frances Karels has written a wonderful guide for teaching science online. Throughout the book, she shares not only best practices, but innovative ideas that will give those that teach online/blended/hybrid courses an opportunity to learn from her experiences. I love that she not only shares what works but also what doesn’t work. Frances is an educator that is passionate about doing what works for today’s learners and has taken the time to create an amazing guide for others that seek to do the same.”Andi McNair, Author of Genius Hour: Passion Projects that Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry and A Meaningful Mess:  A Teacher’s Guide to Student-Driven Classrooms, Authentic Learning, Student Empowerment, and Keeping It All Together without Losing Your Mind

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6 reviews for New! Excellent Online Science Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andi McNair

    Frances Karels has written a wonderful guide for teaching science online. Throughout the book, she shares not only best practices, but innovative ideas that will give those that teach online/blended/hybrid courses an opportunity to learn from her experiences. I love that she not only shares what works but also what doesn’t work. Frances is an educator that is passionate about doing what works for today’s learners and has taken the time to create an amazing guide for others that seek to do the same. Excellent Online Science Teaching is a must-read for anyone preparing to teach science online or has taught science online for years. Her new ideas and fresh perspective will encourage and inspire those that take the time to dive in. Andi McNair, Author of Genius Hour: Passion Projects that Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry and A Meaningful Mess: A Teacher’s Guide to Student-Driven Classrooms, Authentic Learning, Student Empowerment, and Keeping It All Together without Losing Your Mind

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary Scott, M.D.

    THANK YOU for writing Excellent Online Science Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester. I wish someone had handed me this book when I developed my first online science course. It would have saved me much anxiety and indecision. This is a necessary book as other books concentrate on online delivery only, without considering the challenges of teaching science. It is easy to forget that combining household chemicals for “kitchen chemistry” can be dangerous. I wish I had written this, but I fear I would not have written it in such an easy to follow easy to read manner. Mary Scott, M.D., Professor of Biology, Dodge City Community College

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Dalman, Geology Professor

    Even as a 12-year veteran of teaching blended and fully online geology courses, I found Excellent Online Science Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester offered new tips, strategies and methods that I could easily incorporate in my classes. It is a great resource for both veteran and new professors alike, offering a smorgasbord of strategies and ideas that can easily be adapted to any blended or fully online science courses. The book is chock full of well thought out advice and key tips to make you a better instructor in the on-line world of teaching. As a previous colleague of Ms. Karels at Blinn College, I had the privilege of having a front row seat, watching as she brought her passion for biology into her online courses. In her book, she brings this same passion. I will be recommending this book to all of our new (and old) distance education science teachers. Michael Dalman, Geology Professor, Blinn College , Brenham Texas

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jill Nugent, Associate Dean

    Excellent Online Science Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester, is a fantastic resource for online science faculty- it is applicable to science courses across the natural sciences, including science lab courses and virtual field trip experiences! The text does a superb job of outlining and highlighting tools, strategies, and practices for effective science teaching online, and provides helpful tips and exemplary resources that will benefit any online science educator’s toolkit! Jill Nugent, Associate Dean, Science, Southern New Hampshire University

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kelly Thrippleton-Hunter, Online Science Faculty

    Excellent Online Science Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester is a great resource, and a must-read, for anyone looking into developing an online science course for their college or university or for those who are already teaching online but might want to gain additional insight to incorporate further resources and strategies into their online science courses. The text provides a comprehensive overview of what online course development entails while also touching on ways to address and tackle issues that you may not have even thought of yet. Kelly Thrippleton-Hunter, Online Science Faculty, Southern New Hampshire University

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amanda Adams, Executive Director for Teaching and Learning

    “Excellent Online Science Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester is a masterfully written guide to creating effective and enjoyable online science courses and provides a blueprint for the educator new to the format or the professor that needs to brush up on what is available in the world of online learning. From beginning to end, the book explores every detail needed to create and implement a successful online course while also providing food for thought in the many options available to course writers. The book also provides practical advice for crafting a course that sets the students up for success from the very beginning. From communication to assessment and everything in between, the reader will be engrossed in the book and it’s easy to follow format.” Amanda Adams, Executive Director for Teaching and Learning, West Independent School District

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