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Competences for Online Teaching & Training

, Syracuse Univ. / Univ. of Bergen, United States ; , Syracuse Univ., United States ; , Lancaster Univ., United Kingdom ; , Tele-universite, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Norfolk, VA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-42-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This paper explores issues concerning the skills and competences of online teachers. We report on an international two-day workshop with practitioners and researchers. We cover a range of ways of understanding online teaching, including competence, humanistic and cognitive perspectives. The main emphasis here is on a competency-based approach. We suggest a starting point based in current practice and research that is aimed at how online teachers might be recruited, trained, assessed and certified. We elaborate our view of the roles of the online teachers and report work leading to a framework and set of associated competences.


Spector, J.M., Ganesan, R., Goodyear, P. & Teja, I.d.l. (2001). Competences for Online Teaching & Training. In C. Montgomerie & J. Viteli (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1784-1785). Norfolk, VA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 18, 2019 from .