—As the popularity of online education increases and
institutions seek to grow their online offerings to meet student
demand, more faculty need to be trained to teach online.
Campus offices such as Faculty Development centers are often
tasked with training faculty for teaching online, many of whom
my be adjuncts who cannot attend in-person training or commit
to a specific timeframe for participation. In this paper, a flexible
and customizable self-paced training model for preparing
faculty to teach online is described and suggestions shared for
institutions seeking to offer self-paced online professional
development training opportunities for faculty.
—Faculty development, online teaching,
J. Rhode is with the Faculty Development and Instructional Design
Center at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115 USA (e-mail:
M. Krishnamurthi is with the Office of the Provost and Department of
Industrial & Systems Engineering at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
60115 USA (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Jason Rhode and Murali Krishnamurthi, "Preparing Faculty to Teach Online: Recommendations for Developing Self-Paced Training," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 376-382, 2016.