Share Paper: Perceived vs. Actual Online Teaching Needs of University Faculty: A Mixed-methods Study

  1. Vicki Parish, University of Central Arkansas, United States
  2. Haihong Hu, University of Central Arkansas, United States
Monday, March 6 4:15-4:45 PM Capitol South

Abstract: Research was conducted at a mid-south higher education institution regarding perceived versus actual online teaching needs of the faculty. Perceived needs were analyzed through a campus wide survey (N=65) and actual needs were determined by reviewing a sampling (n=11) of online courses using the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Rubric. Overall, perceived and actual needs were aligned in the area of interaction and collaboration. The survey found that faculty feel more comfortable with the various online course design and teaching functions the more experience they have with online teaching. However, neither teaching nor online teaching experience is correlated with online teaching ...