ERIC Number: EJ941254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Creating a Supportive Culture for Online Teaching: A Case Study of a Faculty Learning Community
Lu, Mei-Yan; Todd, Anne Marie; Miller, Michael T.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v14 n3 Fall 2011
This case study describes the creation of a supportive culture for online teaching at a western university that was transitioning to a new learning management system. The case study highlighted the creation of a faculty learning community as one strategy to address the challenge of faculty working through a change process. The faculty learning community provided a space for the development of best practices in teaching, drawing from the pedagogical experiences of teachers from diverse disciplines. The learning community also provided a venue for expanding the technical knowledge level of faculty members with a range of comfort levels with varied technologies.
Descriptors: Management Systems, Knowledge Level, Online Courses, Technology Integration, Educational Change, College Faculty, Teacher Collaboration, Case Studies, Teaching Skills, Teacher Competencies, Computer Literacy, Educational Technology, Discourse Communities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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