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Encouraging Participation in Voluntary Online Staff Development
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, University of Western Sydney, Australia

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Providing staff development online provides a number of unique benefits. For example, technology gives the potential to significantly 'scale-up' the number of staff who can participate. This is particularly useful when resources are limited. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen whether these benefits will eventuate in practice. To test this, a case study using an online staff development module 'Introduction to Online Teaching' was conducted. The results revealed a problem known as 'churn'. That is, the majority of users went to the site only once or twice and then only for a short amount of time. This paper looks at possible causes for this and provides suggestions for improving participation in voluntary online staff development activities.

Citation

Salter, G. (2003). Encouraging Participation in Voluntary Online Staff Development. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 705-712). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 6, 2019 from .

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