Faculty Development Initiative for Converting F2F Courses into Online Courses
Monday, November 14 1:50 PM-2:10 PM Location: Bell
Presider: Mikael Kivelä, University of Helsinki, Finland
Abstract: With faculty development changes in practice from traditional face-to-face to online delivery modalities, this paper describes an initiative for faculty at a College of Education whereby pre-existing courses are converted for online delivery. Opportunities and challenges are examined and used in the development of best practices for faculty development that embrace the use of online modalities. What strategies can Online Learning Mentors use to achieve the expected outcomes when mentees differ in technology competencies, pedagogical skills and have minimal online experience? Implications for faculty preparation, professional growth, and considerations for online conversion are discussed.