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With a little help from your students: A new model for faculty development and online course design

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-44-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


We describe an approach to faculty development that brings together senior education faculty and graduate students to design online learning environments. This approach forces course designers to confront beliefs about what constitutes good teaching, in conjunction with the roles of technology in effective pedagogy. Our experiences, supported by observation and interview data, show that faculty have explicitly considered pedagogical, technical, and practical aspects of course development; learned new technologies and their application to good education; considered the perspective of graduate students in ways they often do not in traditional courses; and to reconciled their views of education in traditional classrooms with what they would be doing online. Likewise, graduate student co-designers learned new technologies; gained insights into how faculty design courses; and considered how pedagogical ideals get translated into specific features of the course.


Koehler, M., Hershey, K., Peruski, L. & Mishra, P. (2002). With a little help from your students: A new model for faculty development and online course design. In D. Willis, J. Price & N. Davis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2002--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 688-692). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 17, 2018 from .


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