Abstract—Due to the increasing popularity of Massive Open
Online Courses (MOOCs) more faculty and institutions are
exploring MOOCs. Faculty often seek help from campus units
such as Faculty Development centers to handle the complexity
of factors involved in planning, designing, developing and
delivering MOOCs. As a result, Faculty Development centers
should be ready to prepare faculty for teaching a MOOC. In
this paper, a number of recommendations, based on research
and experience, for faculty development staff to follow in
helping faculty plan and design a MOOC, and organizational
issues to consider are summarized.
Index Terms—Faculty development, instructional design, MOOC.
S. L. Richter is with the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115 USA (e-mail: email@example.com).
M. Krishnamurthi is with the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center and Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115 USA (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Stephanie L. Richter and Murali Krishnamurthi, "Preparing Faculty for Teaching a MOOC: Recommendations from Research and Experience," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 411-415, 2014.