Share Paper: Development and Validation of Instruments to Describe Teaching Practices in Online, Undergraduate STEM Courses

  1. Brian Horvitz, Western Michigan University, United States
  2. Regina Garza Mitchell, Western Michigan University, United States
  3. Megan Kowalske, Western Michigan University, United States
  4. Whitney DeCamp, Western Michigan University, United States
  5. Cherrelle Singleton, Western Michigan University, United States
Tuesday, November 5 10:15 AM-11:15 AM Galerie 5

Abstract: The use of online instruction for undergraduate STEM courses is growing rapidly. In response to this trend, leaders in the field of STEM education, including the National Science Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, have called for the development of shared language and tools for researchers and practitioners to use to describe online STEM instruction. Educational researchers and practitioners have access to and have made productive use of validated instruments for studying face-to-face, classroom-based teaching practices, however analogous tools do not yet exist for online instruction. These tools are urgently needed in order to maximize the ...