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1 Are You An Effective Online Instructor? Prof. Kathleen Naasz Dr. Lisa Plantamura Centenary College New Jersey

2 Overview  Trends in Online Education  Job Outlook  Teaching Online  Research in Online Education  The New Model  A Solution  Collaboration and Feedback

3 Trends in Online Education  Fastest growing segment in higher education  College-level online learning has grown 417% from Sloan Survey Of Online Learning: Learning on Demand: Online Education in the United States, 2009 Total Student Enrollment in Distance Education Courses (Doyle, 2009)

4 Trends in Online Education  In :  Overall student population in higher education grew by only 1.2%  Online enrollment rose by nearly 17% Sloan Survey Of Online Learning: Learning on Demand: Online Education in the United States, 2009

5 66% of Institutions Offer Distance Education National Center for Education Statistics, December 2008

6 Top Reasons Why Institutions Provide Online Programs  Meet student demand for flexible schedules  Provide access to college for students who would otherwise not have access  Make more courses available  Seek to increase student enrollment National Center for Education Statistics, December 2008

7 Job Outlook: Faster Growth Than the Average of All Occupations 1,699,200 Post- Secondary Teachers 1,956,100 Post- Secondary Teachers Department of Labor, Outlook Handbook, Edition 15% growth rate

8 Are Traditional Instructors Teaching Online?  Responses from over 10,000 faculty indicate:  23.6% were teaching at least one online course  34.4% of faculty have taught online  The most experienced faculty (more than 20 years experience) are teaching online at rates equivalent to those with less teaching experience Online Learning as a Strategic Asset Volume II, Sloan National Commission On Online Learning, August 2009

9 Top Reasons Why Instructors Want to Teach Online  Meet student needs for flexible access  Best way to reach particular students  Personal and professional growth  “Wave of the future”  Pedagogical advantages  Earn additional income  Required to do so Online Learning as a Strategic Asset Volume II, Sloan National Commission On Online Learning, August 2009

10 Research on Online Education Babb, D., & Mirabella, J. (2007). Make money teaching online: How to land your first academic job, build credibility, and earn a six-figure salary. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Bennett, J. (2003). Best practices in teaching an online course. Proceedings of the Marketing Management Association, 2003, 138. Boettcher, J. V. (2010, February 10). Teaching online for the first time -- the quick guide. Retrieved from Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Maryland University College. (n.d.). Best practices for online teaching. Retrieved from Conrad, R., & Donaldson, J. A. (2004). Engaging the online learner: Activities and resources for creative instruction. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Donovan, J., Mader, C. E., & Shinsky, J. (2010). Constructive student feedback: Online vs. traditional course evaluations. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 9(3), Guthrie, K. L., & McCracken, H. (2010). Reflective pedagogy: Making meaning in experiential based online courses. Journal of Educators Online, 7(2), Grant, M. R., & Thornton, H.R. (2007). Best practices in undergraduate adult-centered online learning: Mechanisms for course design and delivery. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 3(4). Retrieved from Harris, S. (2009). Lessons from e-learning: Transforming teaching. Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Learning, 2009, Humphries, S. (2010). Five challenges for new online teachers. Journal of Technology Integration in the Classroom, 2(1),

11 Research on Online Education Kelly, M. (2010, June 21). Top 10 tips for effective online teaching. Retrieved from Kline, C. K. (2010, August 14). Online teaching tips and techniques for success. Retrieved from a a Ko, S., & Rossen, S. (2010). Teaching online: A practical guide (3rd ed). New York: Routledge. McKeachie, W. J. (1999). Teaching tips: Strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Meyers-Wylie, J. M., & Hardy, D. (2009). The in’s and out’s of online instruction: Transitioning from brick and mortar to online teaching. Parker, CO: Outskirts Press. Narozyn, E. (2010, July 7). Tips for letting your personality shine when teaching online. Faculty Focus. Retrieved from your-personality-shine-when-teaching-online/ Quinlan, A. M. (2010/2011). 12 tips for the online teacher. Phi Delta Kappan, 92(4), Stein, J., Steeves, L., & Smith-Mitsuhashi, C. (2001). Teaching styles quiz. Retrieved from Sull, E. C., & Skora, C. M. (2010). Creativity. Distance Learning, 7(2), Young, C. B. (2008, August 8). Online education: Questions every faculty member should ask. Faculty Focus. Retrieved from questions-every-faculty-member-should-ask/

12 New Model  What if there was an assessment tool created by professors, for professors, to evaluate the skills and knowledge needed in the online environment?  What if it was a virtual system?  What if institutional employers could search on this system and find a match based on their own criteria?  What if the system included an availability calendar so that the institutions could get the best resource when they need it?

13 New Model O­Score ℠ Profile Practitioner Experience Teaching Experience Knowledge Competencies Not every on ground instructor makes a good online instructor!

14 Competencies  Categories:  Administration  Technology  Facilitation  Personal Attributes  Overall

15 O-Score Profile

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17 Why Complete the O-Score?  Assess your online teaching competencies  Plan your professional development  Learn about best practices  Remain current in your career  Add to the field of research  Satisfy your curiosity

18 Collaboration and Feedback CommentsFeedbackSuggestions

19 Thank You!  Prof. Kathleen Naasz Centenary College ext  Dr. Lisa Plantamura Centenary College ext


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