A Case Study Examining the Effects of Online Instructor Training

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Aug 7th at 11:45 AM until 12:30 PM




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In the 2018/2019 academic year, Michigan Tech’s Faculty Senate voted to require all online instructors to be trained in current best practices of online teaching. Faculty were also incentivized with a $500 stipend for completing ED5101, Foundations of Online Teaching. Students of the course were also survey with a pre and post survey about their perceptions of effective tools and approaches that could be used while teaching online, and asked in the pot survey what they would change about their online teaching after taking ED5101 - Foundations of Online Teaching. This presentation will discuss the content of ED5101, as well as participating faculty’s perceptions of the course. The presenters investigated how the class affected faculty perceptions of the effectiveness and techniques used in online learning, with surprising results. After participating in this session, attendees will be able to: • Recognize essential elements in effective training for online teachers. • Structure effective training for online teachers • Leverage the opportunity to teach educational methods during online faculty training. The proposed active presentation will explore preliminary data trends, as well as have attendants take a condensed version of the survey (focusing on key metrics) to determine where they themselves fall on a perception-scale for online education, followed by a discussion. After a second mini-presentation of results, session participants will also be engaged in discussions about effective training of online instructors. VIEW THIS SESSION [Mediasite player]

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