ERIC Number: EJ838211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Measuring the Learning of University Teachers Following Online Staff Development Courses: A Spanish Case Study
Villar, Luis M.; Alegre, Olga M.
International Journal of Training and Development, v11 n3 p200-213 Sep 2007
Online education is used for a variety of purposes in higher education. Two such purposes are improving staff performance over time and allowing staff to obtain feedback about their professional skill development. Relying on data from online staff skill development courses delivered in five universities, this article explores online faculty learning through the lens of a model of professional development. This theoretical perspective offers an examination of how professional skills are understood and practiced in online staff development courses. At the core of this analysis is the contention that faculty participants understand and respond to the need for high-quality teaching. Finally, this study highlights the points deemed important when designing, implementing and evaluating Internet training courses.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Faculty Development, Skill Development, Professional Development, College Faculty, Higher Education, Online Courses, Staff Development, Internet, Teacher Effectiveness
Blackwell Publishing. 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148. Tel: 800-835-6770; Tel: 781-388-8599; Fax: 781-388-8232; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/jnl_default.asp
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A