A faculty teaching refresher course? I know how to teach!
Thursday, March 5 1:45 PM-2:45 PM Location: Amazon B-F Rounds
Abstract: An instructor can be extremely knowledgeable in subject matter; however, if the course is not engaging, not relevant or too confusing, then learning may not occur, and the learners may disengage. Online learning shifts away from a directed approach/design to one of self-discovery on the part of the learner. A real challenge for online faculty, especially in the course design and delivery is the ability to create material and strategies that will not only appeal and engage the learners, but will encourage them to apply the information in real life situations. All online instructors have to complete an introductory course in online education in general when first hired to teach online courses so how do institutions ensure that high quality instruction takes place in the online classroom? In an on-going effort to support retention of on-line learners, the full-time faculty members and the administration at JIU determined a need for a teaching online refresher course.