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ERIC Number: EJ1051036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1547-500X
Building a Conceptual Framework for Online Educator Dispositions
Kirwan, Jeral R.; Roumell, Elizabeth Anne
Journal of Educators Online, v12 n1 p30-61 Jan 2015
It has been argued that online instruction is distinctive from the conventional classroom. If an effective online practice is to emerge, the roles, characteristics and dispositions of the educators themselves should be studied more closely. The aim of this paper was to present an online educator dispositions model that addresses the underlying dimensions of the online educator's dispositions and presence by reviewing and distilling scholarship on effective online instructional practice into a conceptual framework. The framework may be used in developing instruments for self-assessment and evaluation, as well as for research and inquiry into the desirable traits and characteristics of online educators. The presented conceptual framework for online educator dispositions could benefit all who are involved in supporting quality online education, in an effort to develop and impactful online practice that aligns with the corresponding educational needs, services, and resources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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