Beyond Design: Supporting Faculty with Online Teaching Principles
Oregon State Ecampus has developed research-based Online Teaching Principles to extend faculty support beyond course design & has made them available through a Creative Commons license. This session will tell the story of how the principles came to be and will help participants consider how they might be used at their home institutions.
Faculty support staff at Oregon State University Ecampus found that while they had the tools needed to depict quality course design, they also needed a resource that could paint a picture of what quality online teaching looks like. Recognizing the need for faculty support and development extended beyond course design, Ecampus staff developed research-based Online Teaching Principles to help online educators take a well-designed course and facilitate it successfully.
This interactive session will cover the principles themselves, how they were developed, how they might be used at Oregon State Ecampus--and, because they have been made available with a Creative Commons license--how they might be used at your institution, as well. Oregon State's Online Teaching Principles can be used in faculty development for online and blended courses, such as in training faculty new to online education and with experienced online educators who wish to reflect on their teaching practices; additionally, they can serve as a foundation for online teaching evaluations and peer reviews of online teaching.
Presenters will weave opportunities for audience engagement throughout the session with polls and guided chat participation, asking audience questions regarding guiding standards and principles already in use, about how they distinguish between online course design and facilitation, and for reflections and sharing about how individual Online Teaching Principles might be carried out at the participants' home institutions, and how the Principles as a whole might be used in the management of online programs.