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ERIC Number: ED557371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: 978-989-8533-23-4
A User Centered Faculty Scheduled Development Framework
Hadian, Shohreh; Sly, Nancy
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) (11th, Porto, Portugal, Oct 25-27, 2014)
Colleges provide professional development opportunities to faculty to promote knowledge growth and improvement of skills. At the college, Scheduled Development (SD) time for faculty is based on the educational practice and recognition of the need for continuous professional development of faculty members. The paper presents a user-centered approach to the development of an online environment to enhance and promote active collaboration among faculty in the context of professional development. The best practices in software design were adopted in order to reduce the cognitive overload on the user so that they can stay engaged and focused on the task. The Scheduled Development (SD) Connect tool is under development, implementation and is currently undergoing testing. SDConnect© is a multi-facet targeted software tool that aids in dissemination, collaboration, tracking, and integration of faculty SD for post secondary institutions. The tool will also enable College faculty and staff to access the information database on SD activities, with the goal that it may lead to active collaborations and synergies among the faculty, departments and schools. This project will also enable the administration to efficiently administer SD proposals and approvals and to establish historical records and trends of the SD activities of faculty for better resource management. SDConnect© is part of an ongoing project called DEAL (Diversity in an Environment of Accessible Learning) funded by the College. [This study was supported by the Camosun College VP of Education Office. The support of the Teaching and Learning Center at Camosun College is acknowledged. For the complete proceedings, see ED557311.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Camosun College (Canada)
Authoring Institution: N/A