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Supporting Faculty in Developing Online Course Proficiencies

Online courses are now an integral part of most institutions' options for students to complete academic requirements. In this short course, we examined four areas directly aligned with online teaching proficiency: readiness for teaching online, online course competencies, stages of adoption, and models of supporting faculty development. Participants shared institutional challenges and strategies that have been used to overcome these issues.

NOTE: Participants were asked to complete assignments in between the course segments that support the learning objectives stated below and received feedback and constructive critique from the course facilitator on how to improve and shape their work.

Learning Objectives

During this ELI Short Course, participants:

  • Analyzed and selected online teaching competencies that most closely meet institutional needs.
  • Comprehended the complexity of identifying online teaching readiness.
  • Determined needs among faculty at different levels of competence.
  • Articulated a plan for supporting faculty as they acquire competencies.
  • Selected a model to support development of faculty skills.

proceedings info

This event is closed. Proceedings are available to attendees immediately after the event. To attend other ELI events, please visit the ELI Events Calendar.

Course Format

Presentations were offered live inside a virtual learning space designed to promote interaction between the presenters and participants while exploring the content. Participants have ample opportunity to pose questions to the facilitators and presenters, review real-life institutional examples, and learn about current practices.


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