ERIC Number: EJ914170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Off-Site Faculty: Perspectives on Online Experiences
Stewart, Barbara L.; Goodson, Carole; Miertschin, Susan L.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v11 n3 p187-191 2010
This report presents a cross case analysis involving faculty teaching online from off-site international and interstate locations. The study yielded enabling factors, benefits, communication systems, and challenges in the areas of administration, curriculum, communications, and faculty characteristics. The benefits included the opportunity to be involved in an online teaching and learning model where both the student and the faculty members were at a distance from the physical campus. Retention of experienced faculty, continued utilization of faculty with critical expertise, expansion of the faculty teaching pool, faculty development, and enhanced program visibility were judged to be additional benefits. The major challenges primarily involved communications.
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Teacher Attitudes, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Administration, Teacher Characteristics, Curriculum, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Supply and Demand, Participant Observation
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