Professional Development for Teaching Online and Hybrid Courses in Higher Education


All institutions want their faculty to have confidence going into a classroom to teach their subject, whether face to face classes, hybrid classes that are partially online, or fully online classes. How can institutions support their faculty to be effective and independent in the classroom teaching hybrid and online courses? This talk will walk through the suite of professional development opportunities available to faculty for teaching online at the University of Virginia (UVA). There is a range of options from self-service, just-in-time summary sheets to immersive cohort based residential workshops. I will illustrate the resources that have been developed which include: Screencasting 101, Accessibility 101, and Converting Your Course to be Online. I will also walk through the self-paced six-week online course that is available for teaching faculty best practices for teaching online. I will walk through the syllabus and materials for our face-to-face residential workshop called the Course Design Institute. Finally, I will discuss the idea of having a selective teaching fellows program which is based on available, free content but is delivered to a cohort over an academic year with high perceived value for faculty.

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Kristin Palmer, University of Virginia, United States

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Conference: IICEHawaii2020
Stream: Professional Training

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Palmer K. (2020) Professional Development for Teaching Online and Hybrid Courses in Higher Education ISSN: 2189-1036 – The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2020 Official Conference Proceedings
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