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Excellent Online Instructor Strategies for Professional Development

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ISBN-10: 0470635231

ISBN-13: 9780470635230

Edition: 2011

Authors: Rena M. Palloff, Keith Pratt

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The hiring, training, and evaluation of good online instructors is a high priority for online institutions. This book shows what it takes to develop a new instructor in order to promote excellent online teaching and describes the qualities of a good online instructor and reveals how to evaluate good teaching online. In addition, It includes illustrative models of faculty training for online teaching based on adult learning principles and best practices in faculty training and identifies how technology can be used to facilitate and enhance the training process.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Exhibits and Tables
About the Authors
The Excellent Online Instructor
What Are the Characteristics of Excellent Online Teaching?
What Does the Excellent Online Instructor Look Like?
The Importance of Establishing Presence
Engaging Learners and Creating Community
Excellence in Course Development
Providing Effective Facilitation When Teaching Courses Developed by Others
Good Facilitation Online: What Is Involved?
Key Points That Define the Excellent Online Instructor
Becoming Your Own Faculty Developer
Phases of Development
Faculty Readiness to Teach Online
The Phases of Online Faculty Development
The Key to Understanding the Phases
Faculty Mentoring for Online Teaching
Dealing with Faculty Resistance
Key Points Regarding Training Needs and Phases of Development for the Excellent Online Instructor
Becoming Your Own Faculty Developer
Elements of Training for Excellence
What Does Good Faculty Training Look Like?
Online, Face-to-Face, or Hybrid: Which Works Best?
Who Should Conduct Training for Online Teaching?
Key Points in Training for Excellence
Becoming Your Own Faculty Developer
Supporting the Movement from New to Great
Models of Faculty Development
A Phased Approach to Online Faculty Development
Establishing a Long-Term Faculty Development Effort
The Learning Community Approach to Online Faculty Development
Working with Adjuncts at a Distance
Training Efficiently
Certificate Programs in Online Teaching
Key Points Regarding Models of Online Faculty Development
Becoming Your Own Faculty Developer
Mentoring Online Faculty
Common Elements of Mentoring Approaches
Approaches to Mentoring for Online Teaching
Developing an Effective Mentoring Program
What Organizations Can Do to Promote Mentoring
Key Points About Mentoring Online Faculty
Becoming Your Own Faculty Developer
The Widening Gap: Professional Development for K-12 Teachers
Online Teaching Methods in the K-12 Environment
Characteristics of Excellent Online Teachers
Preservice Teacher Preparation and Professional Development
Coping Effectively with the Issues and Challenges of K-12 Online Teaching
Key Points in K-12 Online Teaching
Becoming Your Own Faculty Developer
Connecting the Dots: Faculty Development and Evaluation
Linking Training to Faculty Evaluation
Online Course Evaluation and Faculty Evaluation
Managing and Evaluating Faculty at a Distance
Key Points on Linking Faculty Development to Evaluation
Becoming Your Own Faculty Developer
Best Practices in the Development of Excellent Online Faculty
Best Practices for Faculty Developers and Faculty Tasked with Faculty Development
Best Practices for Faculty Engaged in Their Own Development
Best Practices for Institutions
A "Best System" for Developing Excellent Online Instructors
Resources for Faculty Developers, Faculty, and Administrators
Resources for Faculty Developers and Those Tasked with Faculty Development
Resources for Faculty
Resources for Administrators of Online Programs