ERIC Number: EJ1022794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
How Community College Faculty Members May Improve Student Learning Productivity in Their Online Courses
Meyer, Katrina A.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v38 n6 p575-587 2014
Eleven experienced community college faculty members were interviewed to elicit examples of how they improved student learning productivity in their online courses. The 11 faculty members represented eight different states, nine different fields or disciplines, and all were permanent or full-time faculty members at community colleges in the southern or western states. Based on a thematic analysis of the examples given, improvement in student learning occurred by (a) emphasizing seven approaches to increase student engagement, (b) using six different structuring tactics to focus student attention on learning, (c) using assessment techniques to improve learning, and (d) pursuing a personal passion for online teaching. These findings suggest that faculty can and do find ways to use different tools in different ways to improve student learning productivity in community colleges.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Productivity, Online Courses, Learning Strategies, Educational Improvement, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Attention, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews, Journal Writing, Classroom Techniques, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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