Faculty Perceptions of Their Training to Teach Online at a Florida State College

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Material Information

Title:
Faculty Perceptions of Their Training to Teach Online at a Florida State College A Case Study
Physical Description:
1 online resource (108 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Barnett, Morgan Ann
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Doctorate ( Ed.D.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Higher Education Administration, Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education
Committee Chair:
SANDEEN,CARL A
Committee Co-Chair:
TYREE,LAWRENCE W
Committee Members:
CAMPBELL,DALE FRANKLIN
RITZHAUPT,ALBERT D

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
distance -- education -- faculty -- training
Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Higher Education Administration thesis, Ed.D.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Institutions of higher education are using distance education to meet the high demand of those seeking a college education. This is especially true for state/community colleges. There are many factors which influence the quality of distance courses, including, but not limited to, technology, pedagogy, and course structure. One of the main assumed factors is the level of training faculty receive prior to teaching online. This research describes a case study of a Florida state college and seeks to explore the faculty perceptions of the training they received in order to prepare for teaching online. This particular training program focuses on the learning platform, and does not address online teaching pedagogy in much detail. A in depth literature review is provided in order to examine the history of online education, the importance of student engagement, as well as a description of best practices for online course development. Results are organized around the Theory of Transactional Distance and show the importance of faculty motivation to teach at a distance. A few emerging themes of online teaching influences appeared, including the importance of collaboration, comfort with technology, prior experience with distance education, enjoyment of teaching online, and fear of cheating.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Morgan Ann Barnett.
Thesis:
Thesis (Ed.D.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: SANDEEN,CARL A.
Local:
Co-adviser: TYREE,LAWRENCE W.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2016-05-31

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046483:00001