ERIC Number: EJ692018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Learning to Teach Online: Promoting Success through Professional Development
Hinson, Janice M.; LaPrairie, Kimberely N.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v29 n6 p483-493 Jul 2005
The study reported in this paper examined the types of professional-development activities, support systems, and organizational structures necessary for community college faculty to make transitions from traditional teaching to Web-based teaching. Results indicate that (a) instructional change can by initiated through sustained professional development; (b) change is more meaningful and effective when it occurs in context over a sustained period of time; (c) faculty can embrace innovations when supported by knowledgeable professionals and their peers; and (d) students welcome the use of Web-based components in course work. The implications for practice may be useful to those wishing to increase faculty's online instructional competence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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