Designing Personalized Online Teaching Professional Development through Self-Assessment

Many institutions use a one-size-fits-all approach to faculty development for online teaching, which does not meet the needs of faculty who often have different levels of experience, skill, and self-efficacy in online teaching and learning. To address these issues, the Northern Illinois University Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center designed and implemented an online teaching readiness self-assessment. The instrument was developed based on key attributes and skills needed for proficiency in online teaching, in three areas: online teaching experience and attitudes, learning management system proficiency, and access to technology. The self-assessment was distributed through a web-based survey tool to faculty who were identified to develop new online courses. Individual results were used to create personalized frameworks of professional development offerings (workshops, institutes, videos, and consultations) and just-in-time resources to support faculty in their development process.

Read the full story by

Tags:

RELATED READS
Understanding Faculty Use of the Learning Management System Essentials for Preparing to Teach an Existing Online Course on Short Notice

From our Network

5 Compelling Reasons To Try eLearning For Healthcare And Pharmaceutical Training

Socrates Joins Unicorn Training Group

2 Reasons Why Cloud Training In Large Enterprises Does Not Work

The Challenges Of Extended Enterprise Training - And Their Solutions

The Importance Of Robust LMS Reporting For Training Companies