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ERIC Number: EJ919156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1726
A Process-Oriented Framework for Acquiring Online Teaching Competencies
Abdous, M'hammed
Journal of Computing in Higher Education, v23 n1 p60-77 Apr 2011
As a multidimensional construct which requires multiple competencies, online teaching is forcing universities to rethink traditional faculty roles and competencies. With this consideration in mind, this paper presents a process-oriented framework structured around three sequential non-linear phases: (1) "before": preparing, planning, and designing; (2) "during": facilitating, interacting, and providing/gathering feedback; and (3) "after": reflecting and considering lessons learned. Grounded on existing models and on our experience designing and working with faculty designing and teaching online courses, this framework provides a systemic understanding of the various roles and competencies associated with online teaching. Use of this framework should enable higher education institutions (HEIs) to develop comprehensive and effective faculty development programs, capable of helping faculty create and facilitate effective learning opportunities for all students.
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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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