ERIC Number: EJ1085172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Faculty Professional Development for Quality Online Teaching
Alexiou-Ray, Jennifer; Bentley, Courtney C.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v18 n4 Win 2015
Meaningful technology use in education continues to improve given an increase in access to available technologies and professional development. For educators, professional development has focused on approaches for technology use that foster content-specific best practices and improve student learning in traditional classroom formats. Meaningful technology integrations are not, however, limited to traditional classrooms. In fact, the push for distance and online education in postsecondary contexts has complicated the issue; faculty must develop and balance content-specific practices with technology pedagogies for asynchronous learning environments to maximize opportunities for student learning. In this article, the authors discuss the findings from a secondary review of research and theoretical applications for faculty development. One model for faculty training based on these findings is posited.
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Online Courses, Technology Integration, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Best Practices, Learning Modules, College Faculty, Educational Legislation, Privacy, Student Records, Parent Rights, Federal Legislation
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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