The impact of COVID-19 on education can not be understated. This presentation will review what faculty development methods were effective for teaching faculty how to build robust online courses as all instruction at our higher education institution moved online. Different professional development options including from self-serve templates, YouTube playlists, self-paced courses, workshops, individual consultations, and community of practice (CoP) were leveraged to teach the fundamentals of teaching online. The main research framework taught to instructors was the Community of Inquiry (CoI). Many individual consultations and resources highlighted social presence, cognitive presence, and teaching presence and how to balance them. This presentation will review what resources were made available to faculty at our institution and what resources are available to anyone interested in developing skills for teaching online.
Kristin Palmer, University of Virginia, United States