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Getting Ready to Teach Online: Preparing Online Faculty to Teach, Using Reflective Learning to Build a Community of Inquiry.
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, University of Liverpool/Laureate International Universities, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Victoria, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-03-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Institutions of higher education employ a variety of techniques to onboard new online faculty. Research studies indicate that the method used for online faculty preparation may be a key influencer on the success of faculty’s first teach. Through the use of presence, the Community of Inquiry (COI) model suggests that ongoing active engagement builds a sense of belonging to an online learning community. For over ten years, a global research university, in partnership with a for-profit organization, has utilized a reflection oriented, structured onboarding process to create an initial COI, amongst new online faculty. Participants report that active engagement in learning activities that integrate reflection with technology creates a sense of connection that continues afterwards, as they move forward to teach their first online class. This best practices session explores the conceptual framework used by the onboarding process and participants' reflections that indicate an emerging COI

Citation

Kelm, K.M. (2013). Getting Ready to Teach Online: Preparing Online Faculty to Teach, Using Reflective Learning to Build a Community of Inquiry. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (p. 757). Victoria, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 25, 2019 from .