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Faculty Development in Distance Education: Issues, Trends and Tips

Of the many lessons learned from the early years of distance education one of the most persistent to remain, and thankfully so, is the fact that you cannot simply pluck an instructor out of the classroom, plug him into an online course, and expect him to be effective in this new and challenging medium. Some learned this lesson the hard way, while others took a proactive approach to faculty training from the start.

Here’s your chance to learn from the mistakes and successes of those who blazed the distance education trail.

Faculty development for distance educators is a critical component of all successful distance education programs. Well thought-out faculty development weaves together needed training, available resources, and ongoing support, and carries with it the same expectations for quality teaching that institutions of higher education have for their face-to-face classes.

Best practices for online teaching and faculty training

This special report, Faculty Development in Distance Education: Issues, Trends and Tips, features 12 articles pulled from the pages of Distance Education Report, including:

  • Faculty Development: Best Practices from World Campus
  • Developing Faculty Competency in Online Pedagogy
  • A Learner-Centered, Emotionally Engaging Approach to Online Learning
  • How to Get the Best Out of Online Adjuncts
  • Workload, Promotion, and Tenure Implications of Teaching Online
  • Four Steps to Just-in-Time Faculty Training

This report is loaded with practical strategies that can help you build a comprehensive faculty development program, helping ensure that instructors stay current in both online pedagogy and practical technical know-how.

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Faculty Focus contains a wealth of valuable material on all of the key issues that matter to today’s top faculty and administrators. It’s packed with strategies, tips, and other information you can use on the topics that impact your students, your school, and your work, including:

  • Instructional Design
  • Faculty Development
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Distance Learning
  • Classroom Management
  • Educational Assessment
  • Faculty Evaluation
  • Curriculum Development
  • And much, much more.