ERIC Number: EJ1055090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Balancing Online Teaching Activities: Strategies for Optimizing Efficiency and Effectiveness
Raffo, Deana M.; Brinthaupt, Thomas M.; Gardner, Justin G.; Fisher, Lawanna S.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v18 n1 Spr 2015
Increased demands in professional expectations have required online faculty to learn how to balance multiple roles in an open-ended, changing, and relatively unstructured job. In this paper, we argue that being strategic about one's balance of the various facets of online teaching will improve one's teaching efficiency and effectiveness. We discuss the balancing issues associated with four key online teaching facets: course design/development, delivery of the course content, assessments/feedback, and professional development. We conclude with a template for a strategic professional development plan that addresses these key facets.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Course Content, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Faculty Development, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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