ERIC Number: ED501085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reflections on Screenagers, Faculty Development and Net-Supported Learning
Moulton, Mike K.
Online Submission, Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education--TOJDE v9 n2 p9-15 Apr 2008
This paper outlines a strategy for a faculty development program with respect to net-supported learning. Many universities and colleges are struggling with meeting the demands of a rapidly changing world. Reflections in this paper are based on experiences from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Attention has been given to the intelligent use of technology as a means of meeting pressing challenges. What does this mean? I ask a series of questions, the answers of which form the basis for a faculty development program. What qualities and skills should our graduates have? What consequences does this have for the way we approach teaching and learning? And what role does technology play? In short, we must focus on faculty training courses and the ensuing development cycles of trial, error, refinement and sharing. Guiding principles for these activities should be: (1) It is about learning; (2) It is about easy access; (3) It is about emphasizing collaboration; and (4) It is about support.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway