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Distance Education Report: Using a Faculty Learning Community to Improve Online Teaching

posted Mar 29, 2016, 2:16 PM by Nicole Mcintosh   [ updated Mar 31, 2016, 2:52 PM by Karen Skibba ]
Read about TeachOnline@UW in the Distance Education Report article "Using a Faculty Learning Community to Improve Online Teaching."

Abstract: “When instructors transition from face-to-face to online teaching, they often experience many challenges. These challenges stem not only from the new pedagogical, social, managerial, and technological roles required of them, but also from the frequent lack of incentives or time to learn these new roles and thus create quality online courses.” This is the justification behind a new faculty learning committee and training program at the University of Wisconsin- Madison.

Called TeachOnline@UW, this program is positioned as “a year-long faculty learning community where participants would experience quality online course materials, share experiences with colleagues, and ultimately transform their teaching practices for the online environment.”