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New Directions in Preparing Instructors for Online Teaching

, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


With evermore colleges and universities providing online courses and programs, it is increasingly necessary to find effective, efficient ways to prepare instructors for online teaching. How are these efforts being structured? What is required? What commitment are instructors willing to give in order to learn effective online teaching strategies? This presentation will present the results of an investigation conducted by a professional development unit at UW-Madison that attempted to determine answers to those questions. It will conclude with a discussion of how the unit plans to introduce structural changes into its programs to better reflect instructors' needs for customizable and flexible learning opportunities. The presentation will also mention the contextual factors that affect such decisions and invite the audience to consider how the ideas from this presentation can be interpreted and applied within the audience members’ own contexts.


McCloskey, E. (2013). New Directions in Preparing Instructors for Online Teaching. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 761-764). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 22, 2019 from .

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