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Using Students’ Perceptions of Online Teaching and Learning to Inform Faculty Development

, , , Appalachian State University, United States

International Journal on E-Learning Volume 18, Number 3, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to collect students’ perceptions of their online courses and learning experiences at a single, comprehensive university and to examine how those perceptions could be used to inform faculty development approaches and initiatives for the university. Quantitative data show that age, degree status, comfort with technology, and broad academic discipline are correlated to students’ perceptions of community with instructor, community with classmates, and engagement with learning. Students’ descriptive comments provide insight about the best and worst online teaching practices students have experienced. Implications of these findings for faculty development are discussed. In addition, the authors have developed a hierarchy of online student needs to be used as a stimulus for discussion.

Citation

Smith, T., Maiden, III, E. & Abinader, M. (2019). Using Students’ Perceptions of Online Teaching and Learning to Inform Faculty Development. International Journal on E-Learning, 18(3), 301-330. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 27, 2019 from .