Organizational Support for Online Teaching: Success, Issues and Solutions
Curtis J. Bonk, Richard J. Magjuka, Xiaojing Liu, Seung-hee Lee, Shijuan Liu, Kyong-Jee Kim, Mengyu Zhai, Bude Su, Indiana University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Rapid explosion of online learning programs has given little time for strategic planning and program development. However, such planning is essential for the success of an online program. The purpose of this study is to summarize the emerging issues related to the organizational factors that affect the implementation of a fast-growing and highly visible online MBA program. Such key factors include the culture of the organization, incentives for online teaching, evaluation, learning management and faculty training, and the knowledge sharing among distributed instructor communities. The results of this study will be useful for distance educators and policy makers involved in online program development, especially when conducting strategic planning, making educational policies, and refining practices in online learning environments.
Bonk, C.J., Magjuka, R.J., Liu, X., Lee, S.h., Liu, S., Kim, K.J., Zhai, M. & Su, B. (2005). Organizational Support for Online Teaching: Success, Issues and Solutions. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 426-431). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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