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ERIC Number: EJ1228757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1556-3847
Professional Development Support for the Online Instructor: Perspectives of U.S. and German Instructors
Martin, Florence; Wang, Chuang; Budhrani, Kiran; Moore, Robert L.; Jokiaho, Annika
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v22 n3 Fall 2019
With the increase in number of courses being offered online, there is an increase in the need for professional development support for instructors to teach online. The purpose of this study is to examine faculty perceptions on professional development needs for online teaching, specifically in the U.S. and in Germany. Based on a qualitative open-ended survey, four themes emerged on the professional development needs of instructors for administrative support, personnel support, pedagogical support and technology support. This study discusses specific areas of support in these themes and provides implications for administrators, faculty, and support staff.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States; Germany