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Overcoming Obstacles to Effective Online Instruction
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, George Mason University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Savannah, GA, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The growth of online learning has placed a strain on universities to provide students with qualified instructors. Not only do potential online instructors need to obtain the skills to teach online, they also need to expand their vision of what is possible in online learning and have a positive attitude towards new ways of teaching and learning. This case study examined the effectiveness of a 6-7 week professional development course to improve faculty members’ knowledge, skills, perceptions, and attitudes required to teach online. It was found that the course content and assignments improved faculty members’ knowledge and skills but it was the delivery of that content that changed their perceptions and attitudes towards online learning.

Citation

Borup, J. (2016). Overcoming Obstacles to Effective Online Instruction. In G. Chamblee & L. Langub (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 162-165). Savannah, GA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 22, 2019 from .