ERIC Number: EJ1114113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Preparing Instructors for Quality Online Instruction
Yang, Yi; Cornelious, Linda F.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v8 n1 Spr 2005
With a growing number of courses offered online and degrees offered through the Internet, there is a considerable interest in online education, particularly as it relates to the quality of online instruction. The major concerns are centering on the following questions: What will be the new role for instructors in online education? How will students' learning outcomes be assured and improved in online learning environment? How will effective communication and interaction be established with students in the absence of face-to-face instruction? How will instructors motivate students to learn in the online learning environment? This paper will examine new challenges and barriers for online instructors, highlight major themes prevalent in the literature related to "quality control or assurance" in online education, and provide practical strategies for instructors to design and deliver effective online instruction. Recommendations will be made on how to prepare instructors for quality online instruction.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Quality, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Barriers, Educational Strategies, Student Motivation, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Role, Instructional Design, Communities of Practice
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