Impact Of Required Faculty Development And Training On

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Impact of required faculty development and training on student retention in the online classroom. Linda C. Morosko, eStarkState, Stark State College.

Phenomenal growth in online learning has caused Stark State College to examine faculty preparation to teach online. Instituting required faculty training for anyone teaching online courses became a requirement fall 2008. By training faculty in online learning best practices, we hope to improve retention and persistence in online classes.

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Impact Of Required Faculty Development And Training On

  1. 1. Impact of required faculty development and training on student retention in the online classroom<br />Linda C. Morosko, Director<br />Stark State College<br />www.starkstate.edu/elearning<br />330.494.6170 x-4973 lmorosko@starkstate.edu<br />
  2. 2. Objectives<br />History and Growth<br />Challenges<br />Solutions<br />Required Training Courses<br />
  3. 3. History<br />1999 – Title III Grant<br />Started e-Learning<br />2000<br /><ul><li>Purchased LMS</li></ul>2005<br />Hired first director<br />Formed E-Learning Task Force<br />2007<br />Received Blanket approval from the HLC to offer online courses<br />Expanded department<br />
  4. 4. Growth<br />
  5. 5. Growth<br />
  6. 6. Growth<br />New Courses<br />Enrollment<br />Faculty<br />
  7. 7. Preparation<br />Training<br />Orientation<br />
  8. 8. Quality<br />Courses<br />Faculty<br />
  9. 9. Solution<br />Task Force Creation<br />Policy changes<br />Required student orientation<br />Required faculty training<br />
  10. 10. Required Faculty Training Courses<br />ANGEL Training<br />LMS Training Course<br />Online and F2F<br />Faculty Online Delivery Basics<br />Provide faculty with online course experience<br />Best practices of teaching online<br />
  11. 11. Current Results<br />Training Classes<br />ANGEL F2F: 324<br />ANGEL Online: 76<br />Delivery: 34<br />Retention /Pass rates:<br />Fall 2008 80%/81%<br />Spring 2009 82%/81%<br />

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