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ERIC Number: ED421130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Faculty Development Workshop: Critical Reflection in a Web-Based Environment.
Wood, Victoria L.; Stevens, Ellen; McFarlane, Terry; Peterson, Kim; Richardson, Karen; Davis, Robert; LeJeune, Noel
This paper describes the process of creating, redesigning, and piloting a World Wide Web-based faculty development workshop. The workshop, originally presented in a traditional setting, was created to foster reflective thought about teaching philosophies and practice. Moving the workshop from a traditional classroom-like setting to a Web-based environment was motivated by the desire to make it accessible to a larger population and to integrate the latest technology. The workshop was created through multiple iterations of conceptualizing workshop activities, implementing design decisions, and examining theories of learning, motivation, and instructional design. Two graduate instructional design classes (35 students) were invited to complete the workshop during their class time. Different methods for data collection included: students' responses to workshop activities, observation of students and faculty, individual interviews, focus groups, and the workshop survey. Findings suggest the Web-based environment is a powerful medium for workshop delivery and for the promotion of reflective thinking. An equally significant revelation is the importance of a good instructional design on the Web. Consideration of technological limitations and their implications for student learning and motivation are among a number of important issues to focus on in future research. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A