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Desired versus Actual Training for Online Instructors in Community Colleges

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Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Volume 12, Number 4, ISSN 1556-3847


The growth of distance education and the demand for instructors has developed over the past ten to fifteen years. There is a perception that the type and amount of instructor preparation is highly variable between institutions. Of the faculty members at two year institutions surveyed, nearly half did not attend training over the previous year. With technology changing rapidly, there is a need for training annually to assure faculty members who teach online are prepared. Distance education administrators need to evaluate their distance education programs and develop a consistent and current infrastructure to assure that their faculty members are being properly trained to teach online. (Contains 4 tables.)


Pagliari, L., Batts, D. & McFadden, C. (2009). Desired versus Actual Training for Online Instructors in Community Colleges. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 12(4),. Retrieved March 31, 2020 from .

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