Engage, Motivate, and Challenge Online Faculty with "Just in Time" Web Tools

  1. Holly McCracken, Capella University, United States, Capella University, United States
  2. Eileen Dittmar, Capella University, United States, Capella University, United States
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Abstract: Experienced e-learning faculty members share strategies for implementing a comprehensive training model essential to the continued development of high performing online instructors. Their high-impact model promotes information sharing, facilitates content creation, and fosters collaboration among faculty members teaching undergraduate students in Web-based learning environments, and has as its goals increasing student satisfaction, promoting instructional quality, and motivating participants. Model components include a professional development blog focused on adult learning; an extensive resource wiki to assure great teaching; and, a self-check performance review tool shared between instructors and evaluators. Additional Web tools include the use of a peer-to-peer conferencing platform in which a six-part training series focusing on online teaching strategies is conducted, and the utilization of Skype through which regularly scheduled faculty team meetings are facilitated.

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