Cilt 18, Sayı 4, Sayfalar 4 - 19 2017-10-01

Faculty Perceptions Related to Teaching Online: A Starting Point for Designing Faculty Development Initiatives

Shelly WALTERS [1] , Kenda S. GROVER [2] , Ronna C. TURNER [3] , Jackson C. ALEXANDER [4]

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To design and deliver meaningful professional development programs for faculty who teach online, the unit responsible for these activities should have a clear idea of what content participants might find most beneficial to their practice, as well as what can improve instructor and student satisfaction. Using an online survey, this study explored the perceptions of 314 faculty members at a mid-southern university as they relate to the online environment and institutional factors, personal factors, and student engagement and active learning. Faculty reported high levels of satisfaction with the accessibility of their courses and the technical support they receive, but reported lower levels of satisfaction with the effectiveness of online communication tools. The results also revealed a significant difference in how faculty rated their satisfaction with student engagement and active learning based on their level of experience, indicating that alternative approaches to faculty development might be necessary for those new to online teaching and learning.

Distance education,online teaching,faculty satisfaction,faculty development
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Dergi Bölümü Volume: 18 Number: 4
Yazarlar

Yazar: Shelly WALTERS
E-posta: saw034@uark.edu
Ülke: United States


Yazar: Kenda S. GROVER
E-posta: kgrover@uark.edu
Ülke: United States


Yazar: Ronna C. TURNER
E-posta: rcturner@uark.edu
Ülke: United States


Yazar: Jackson C. ALEXANDER
E-posta: jalexander@uaex.edu
Ülke: United States


Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { tojde340365, journal = {Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education}, issn = {1302-6488}, address = {Anadolu Üniversitesi}, year = {2017}, volume = {18}, pages = {4 - 19}, doi = {10.17718/tojde.340365}, title = {Faculty Perceptions Related to Teaching Online: A Starting Point for Designing Faculty Development Initiatives}, language = {en}, key = {cite}, author = {WALTERS, Shelly and TURNER, Ronna C. and GROVER, Kenda S. and ALEXANDER, Jackson C.} }
APA WALTERS, S , GROVER, K , TURNER, R , ALEXANDER, J . (2017). Faculty Perceptions Related to Teaching Online: A Starting Point for Designing Faculty Development Initiatives. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 18 (4), 4-19. DOI: 10.17718/tojde.340365
MLA WALTERS, S , GROVER, K , TURNER, R , ALEXANDER, J . "Faculty Perceptions Related to Teaching Online: A Starting Point for Designing Faculty Development Initiatives". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 18 (2017): 4-19 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/tojde/issue/31263/340365>
Chicago WALTERS, S , GROVER, K , TURNER, R , ALEXANDER, J . "Faculty Perceptions Related to Teaching Online: A Starting Point for Designing Faculty Development Initiatives". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 18 (2017): 4-19
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