Authors of Online Education for Dummies Featured on LearningTimes Green Room Podcast

In this episode of  the LearningTimes Green Room, Dan Balzer and guest co-host Jonathan Finkelstein of LearningTimes, interview Susan Manning and Kevin Johnson, co-authors of the new book Online Education for Dummies. Susan Manning, Ed.D. is a producer with the LearningTimes team.

In this episode of  the LearningTimes Green Room, Dan Balzer and guest co-host Jonathan Finkelstein of LearningTimes, interview Susan Manning and Kevin Johnson, co-authors of the new book Online Education for Dummies

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Show Notes [re-printed from]: 
There’s a new book out, and it was co-authored by LearningTimes Green Room’s own Susan Manning together with Kevin Johnson. The book is Online Education for Dummies. It’s a practical hands-on guide for anyone involved in learning online — from admission to graduation.

NOTE: Susan and Kevin will be featured speakers during the 8th Annual International Online Conference (IOC) for Teaching and Learning (March 17-19, 2010). Join them online!

Online Education for DummiesDuring this virtual book launch podcast, Susan and Kevin describe how useful the book is for online instructors and anyone creating online learning programs. It might be thought of as a manifesto for online learning. What do you need to do as an online facilitator to ensure your learners are having a meaningful experience? Some online instructors have already put the book on their course reading lists to serve as a guide for learners on how to get the most out of their online classes. 

The authors talk about some of the tips they share, the process of collaborating to write the book, and how the fun, informal style associated with For Dummies books fit with their personalities. 
From the book jacket: “Online Education For Dummies explains the ins and outs of attending a virtual classroom, and provides you with the tools you need to hone your skills or obtain additional certification and degrees. This practical reference not only helps you get the most out of an online course, but also offers a wealth of advice to help you pick the one that matches your interests and needs.” 
 Listeners, what advice would be on your top 10 tips for new online learners? Share one tip, share two, or share ten! Let’s make a community-generated tip list to help the uninitiated. Continue the discussion by posting at or talk to us in LearningTimes! We facilitate discussion in or call us at 1-800-609-9006 x8055 (US and Canada) or 678-255-2174 x8055 (outside US and Canada).
March 06, 2010  |   LearningTimes Press Coverage

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