Is The Quality Of (Online) Courses Significantly Improved Through Professional Development Of Faculty? Student Perceptions
Abstract: The Digital Learning Faculty Certificate Program at Purdue University Calumet is a cohort-based mentoring program designed to support and assist faculty as they develop an online or a digitally-enhanced course. Results from previous research studies examining faculty satisfaction and changes to teaching practices will be briefly shared. The program researchers are now assessing the impact of the program from the student perspective. This session will discuss the challenges of assessing student perceptions of quality in courses taught by certified (vs. non-certified) faculty. This research, that is currently in progress, will be described. Participants will be encouraged to share their online experiences (both faculty and student perspectives).
Presider: Cindy Gunn, American University of Sharjah