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ERIC Number: EJ1051031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1547-500X
Professional Development: Designing Initiatives to Meet the Needs of Online Faculty
Elliott, Marquita; Rhoades, Nicole; Jackson, Christina M.; Mandernach, B. Jean
Journal of Educators Online, v12 n1 Jan 2015
The increasing prevalence of online courses mandates an examination of the similarities--and differences--in the faculty training and development needs of those teaching online. With institutions facing increasingly limited resources, there is a need to prioritize faculty development initiatives that will encourage faculty participation. An examination of interest, attendance and completion rates of faculty development initiatives targeting online faculty revealed no distinct preferences in relation to the focus or format of programs offered. The authors recommend offering flexibility and diversity in faculty development initiatives to accommodate the disparate needs of a remote, heterogeneous faculty population; as such, a sample needs assessment is offered to help guide faculty development programming to support online teaching.
Journal of Educators Online. 500 University Drive, Dothan, AL 36303. Web site: http://www.thejeo.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A