ERIC Number: EJ1093944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
How Faculty Learn to Teach Online: What Administrators Need to Know
Schmidt, Steven W.; Tschida, Christina M.; Hodge, Elizabeth M.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v19 n1 Spr 2016
Research shows most teachers teach as they were taught. However, distance educators lack a model or benchmark for online teaching because many of them have not taken online courses as students. Indeed, many studies on teaching online point to the importance of training for online instructors. Few studies go into specifics about exactly what that training should look like. The purpose of this study is to examine best practices in professional development for instructors learning to teach online.
Descriptors: Distance Education, College Faculty, Web Based Instruction, Benchmarking, Best Practices, Professional Development, Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Focus Groups, Semi Structured Interviews, Informal Education, Independent Study, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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