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ERIC Number: EJ843369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1552-3233
Staffing and Supporting a New Online Initiative
McCord, Alan
Innovate: Journal of Online Education, v3 n2 Dec 2006-Jan 2007
Online learning has entered the mainstream of the higher education enterprise. Technical infrastructure, government and industry policy, and student interest are conspiring to drive growth in online education, but significant challenges that complicate the ability of universities to deliver instruction online remain. The challenges of staffing online courses as well as training and supporting faculty have been particularly difficult, especially for institutions that are still in the early stages of implementing online learning programs. Alan McCord explores how Lawrence Technological University (LTU) is developing a new online initiative that focuses on these complex and often neglected issues. By examining existing best practices standards, encouraging but not pressuring full-time faculty to participate, providing equal compensation for online course development and online instruction, and fostering collaboration between full-time faculty and adjuncts, LTU is launching a successful online learning program.
Fischler School of Education and Human Services. Nova Southeastern University, 1750 NE 167th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162. Tel: 800-986-3223; e-mail: innovate@nova.edu; Web site: http://innovateonline.info
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan