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ERIC Number: EJ1118475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2167-8693
"I'm Teaching What?!": Preparing University Faculty for Online Instruction
O'Hara, Susan; Pritchard, Robert
Journal of Educational Research and Practice, v2 n1 p42-53 2012
The percentage of higher education students enrolled in online courses has increased from 9.6% in fall 2002 to 33% in fall 2010. Due to the increased importance of online courses and programs on university campuses, there is a need to better prepare novice technology faculty for the delivery of these courses. This article provides a description of the process through which a group of faculty with low to high technology skills prepared to deliver an online master's program. Meeting minutes, documents produced, online discussion transcripts, and informal conversations were all used as data to analyze outcomes of the process. The paper concludes with the presentation of practical recommendations, derived from documentation of the process, for preparing novice technology faculty for the delivery of online programs.
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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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