The Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning in Madison, Wisconsin last week was wonderful, as always. We had a chance to talk with people who are doing some exciting things in distance education.
While at the conference, there was quite a lot of interest in our new Professional Package, so we've decided to continue to offer it. It's the perfect time of the school year to prepare and plan for your long and productive career in higher education. Learn more below and get started now!
• New Ebooks
Premiered at the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, August 7-9. Beginning with several Distance Learning titles, we've launched our Ebooks.
• Recent Release
We have another exciting recent release. Check it out below.
Check Out Our Diversity Titles
Browse our listing of books about diversity issues and teaching. See our diversity titles.
Other News from Angela
Recently, one of our favorite authors, Angela Provitera McGlynn, visited Sao Paulo, Brazil, for a three-day speaking tour.
Based on the strength of her three books (Successful Beginnings for College Teaching, Teaching Today's College Students, and Envisioning Equity), Angela was asked to give a two-day symposium and a keynote address at Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing ("School of Higher Education in Advertising and Marketing"). She generously shared some highlights and reflections with us.
As the New Year Approaches...
Searching for a new text or professional development materials? Are you trying to finish the semester with some new materials for your faculty? Or, are you planning ahead for faculty programs for the coming semester?
AUTHOR NEWS: Angela Provitera McGlynn just returned from presenting at the the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL) conference. This year's theme was "Exploring Spaces for Learning." Her presentation, Engaging and Motivating Today's College Students to Promote Academic Achievement and Degree Completion, was on January 14. Angela reports that there was a great deal of interest in expanding diversity initiatives and in honing the skills to make that a reality.
We have a new Postcard from Bill Timpson as he continues his travels. This time he sends us photos and an essay as he ponders peace, education, and the Sandy Hook shootings, while hiking in the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.
Did You Miss our Highlight from November?
Interview with Dr Fred Saba
Fred Saba, well-known scholar and practitioner of distance and online learning, monitors the most current trends through his online newsletter and website, Distance-Educator.com. He teaches online learning and has been a witness to the critical changes that have occurred in the field.
We had the opportunity to ask Fred about trends and the evolution of the field. Find out more.
Strategies for Academic Leaders
Academic Leaders are often thrust into their positions with little or no formal preparation. What is the new leader to do? Check our Administrative titles or those selected below.
View excerpts of these titles in our Occasional Essays.
It's Time ..to find Professional Development and Course Adoption materials for the Spring Semester. Explore options specifically for classroom and online learning. Check with us for ideas and quantity discounts. (Contact information.)
Continuing our new
Atwood author and Fulbright Scholar, Bill Timpson, is bringing his expertise to a peace and reconciliation project in Burundi. He recently returned from Burundi and we are pleased to provide periodic updates on his work there, or Postcards.
We are pleased to announce that Attaining an Academic Appointment by Bill McHenry, S. Kent Butler, and Jim McHenry is now available to our readers. The book is perfect for the new graduate or the academic searching for a new position, particularly as the end of the semester is here.
Congratulations to Charles Taylor
We wanted to congratulate
• Searching for a New Textbook? •
Angela Provitera McGlynn has a wonderful essay featured in Community College Week's POV section. It focuses on the issues in her latest book, Envisioning Equity. We encourage you to visit their site and join the discussion. And view information about the book.
New Case Studies Now Available
We are launching a new project now: Our individual case studies for focusing on classroom communication with an emphasis on diversity and sustainability. Visit their page to learn more.
We have some really special new titles. Check them out by following the links.
For those interested in distance or online education, see MindMeld: Micro-Collaboration between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts by Jon D. Aleckson and Penny Ralston-Berg.
For those interested in the inclusive classroom and how educators and administrators can work towards it, see Envisioning Equity: Educating and Graduating Low-income, First-generation, and Minority College Students by Angela Provitera McGlynn.
And for teachers and administrators interested in a direct, succinct volume for new educators, see Elements of College Teaching David K. Irving.
Each of these new titles is being offered at a special pre-publication rate. See the individual titles for details.
Something New for Academic Leaders
We have started an exciting new feature that we call Occasional Essays for those in leadership positions. We envision new essays at least 4 times a year. Because we do not wish to send you information that you may not want, we ask that you sign up to receive the Essays or notification that they have been posted.
Click on the icon to subscribe or to view our third Essay, entitled "Department Chair Call for Leadership -- Part 2" which is an excerpt from our new Department Chair Leadership Skills.
Our premier essay was "Hard Times, Tough Decisions," by Harry Peterson, author of Leading a Small College or University and may be viewed as well.
Doing More with Less...
We know that many institutions are struggling to do just that do more with less resources. We want to help in the ways we can. From time to time, we will announce special offers, so check back frequently.
Or, browse our site for other exciting ideas.
2009 AERA Outstanding Research Publication Award
Congratulations to Kathleen King and Joan Griggs, editors of the collected volume, Harnessing Innovative Technology in Higher Education.
The award was presented at the American Education Research Association Division I meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 in San Diego. Kathleen King was there to accept the award.
The book is a collection of analyses of a number of the FIPSE projects, each of which was designed to create and implement creative new programs to further the possibilities of technology in higher education.
Click here to learn more about the book.
Susan Petrilli, author of
Approaches to Communication, has been
named the 2008 recipient of the Sebeok Fellow Award presented by the
Semiotics Society of America. The award is given in honor of Thomas A.
Atwood Publishing offers books and related products for higher education professionals.
We invite you to preview our books, examine their tables of contents, and meet their authors. Click on your topic of choice.
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