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Carol McQuiggan, Penn State University-Harrisburg
Lisa Byrnes, Penn State University
Linda Futch, University of Central Fl...
•    Background
•    Changes
•    Pilot Project Results
•    Current Status
•    Discussion




                          ...
•  Identified core competencies for online
   instructors
  o    Baseline technical, teaching, organization, and
       co...
The 14th Annual Sloan-C International
      Conference on Online Learning
The 14th Annual Sloan-C International
      Conference on Online Learning
The 14th Annual Sloan-C International
      Conference on Online Learning
The 14th Annual Sloan-C International
      Conference on Online Learning
•    Complete analysis of pilot project feedback
•    Add citations/links to recommended resources
•    Programmer to make...
1. Have you ever taught online?
Yes 80 responses 66.1%
No    41 responses 33.9%

2. How did you find using the self-assess...
3. Which aspects of the self-assessment tool did you
find most difficult to use?
 •  Scrolling
 •  Answer options
 •  Cont...
4. Were there any questions that were unclear?
 •  All were clear (67)
 •  Would like to see more or different choices (13...
5. Which question/response provided you with the
MOST valuable feedback and why?
 •  All helpful (21)
 •  Time management ...
6. Which question/response provided you with the
LEAST valuable feedback and why?
 •  None (15)
 •  Computer technology (7...
7. Are there other elements of online teaching that you
felt are missing from the tool?
 •  Support
     o  Institutional ...
8. Which one of the following actions would be most
valuable to you after completing the self-assessment?
Receiving a scor...
9. Did you find the results supported your general
personal feelings of your readiness to teach online?




              ...
10. Is there anything else you would like to share with
us about your experience with the self-assessment
tool?




      ...
•  Distribution of handouts
•  In small groups of 4 or 5, review issue identified in
   the pilot feedback
•  One person f...
Discussion Points
1. Which questions do you feel need DIFFERENT
choices? Which questions need MORE choices? ("Other"
as a ...
•  The tool will remain online for another week
   https://online.ist.psu.edu/facultySelfAssess/

•  Post resources to del...
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Faculty Self-Assessment: Preparing to Teach Online

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Faculty Self-Assessment: Preparing to Teach Online

  1. 1. Carol McQuiggan, Penn State University-Harrisburg Lisa Byrnes, Penn State University Linda Futch, University of Central Florida Larry Ragan, Penn State University The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
  2. 2. •  Background •  Changes •  Pilot Project Results •  Current Status •  Discussion The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
  3. 3. •  Identified core competencies for online instructors o  Baseline technical, teaching, organization, and communication skills •  Promote eLearning through a faculty self- assessment tool o  Determine their readiness for online teaching o  Link them to appropriate resources to fill in the identified gaps The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
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  8. 8. •  Complete analysis of pilot project feedback •  Add citations/links to recommended resources •  Programmer to make recommended changes •  Complete Creative Commons license •  Add to Penn State Online website •  Add to Sloan-C website •  Tool will remain online for one more week at https://online.ist.psu.edu/facultySelfAssess/ The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
  9. 9. 1. Have you ever taught online? Yes 80 responses 66.1% No 41 responses 33.9% 2. How did you find using the self-assessment tool? Easy 103 85.8% Neither easy nor difficult 14 11.7% Difficult 3 2.5% The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
  10. 10. 3. Which aspects of the self-assessment tool did you find most difficult to use? •  Scrolling •  Answer options •  Contrast The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
  11. 11. 4. Were there any questions that were unclear? •  All were clear (67) •  Would like to see more or different choices (13) •  Responses needed a middle ground as a choice •  Publisher resources (4) •  1st question led in a certain direction The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
  12. 12. 5. Which question/response provided you with the MOST valuable feedback and why? •  All helpful (21) •  Time management (14) •  Planning & organization (8) The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
  13. 13. 6. Which question/response provided you with the LEAST valuable feedback and why? •  None (15) •  Computer technology (7) •  Time management (6) •  Personality (5) •  Organization (5) The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
  14. 14. 7. Are there other elements of online teaching that you felt are missing from the tool? •  Support o  Institutional - technical, training, library o  Program/dept - shared resources •  Assessment/feedback •  Community/discussion facilitation •  Material preparation The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
  15. 15. 8. Which one of the following actions would be most valuable to you after completing the self-assessment? Receiving a score to reflect level of preparedness to teach online 40, 35.4% Emailing the results to myself 30, 26.5% Printing the results 19, 16.8% Saving the results 17, 15.0% Emailing the results to someone else for reflection and consultation 7, 6.2% The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
  16. 16. 9. Did you find the results supported your general personal feelings of your readiness to teach online? The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
  17. 17. 10. Is there anything else you would like to share with us about your experience with the self-assessment tool? The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
  18. 18. •  Distribution of handouts •  In small groups of 4 or 5, review issue identified in the pilot feedback •  One person from each small group record points of discussion on paper •  Reconvene with sharing of major points The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
  19. 19. Discussion Points 1. Which questions do you feel need DIFFERENT choices? Which questions need MORE choices? ("Other" as a choice is not an option since it cannot be scored.) 2. What needs a definition (e.g., publisher resources)? 3. Where is a language adjustment needed, especially in the feedback? (e.g., "You're a pro!")
  20. 20. •  The tool will remain online for another week https://online.ist.psu.edu/facultySelfAssess/ •  Post resources to del.icio.us using tag of facprofdev •  Additional comments/suggestions? cam240@psu.edu The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning

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