Getting Started Teaching Online: A Multimedia Course for Faculty
Wednesday, October 17 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Location: Jubilee Ballroom 1
Presider: Nalline Baliram, Seattle Pacific University, United States
Abstract: Higher education institutions are experiencing an increase in the number of students requesting and enrolling in online courses. As a result, adjunct and part-time faculty members are being hired more frequently to replace tenure-track faculty, especially to fill roles in online courses, and these instructors often need training to effectively perform in this capacity (Lewis & Wang, 2015). De Smet, Bourgonjon, De Wever, Schellens, and Valcke (2012) found instructors are more likely to use technology provided in an LMS when proper support is offered at the institutional level. Professional development is critical to the ongoing growth of instructors (Altany, 2012). A research university in Virginia is creating a professional development tool to help faculty who want to teach in the online learning environment but have no prior experience. The multimedia online learning experience will introduce faculty to online learning by having them participate as students.