Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
STEM Education & Professional Studies
Instructional Design and Technology
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, university instructors were required to shift their course delivery from face-to-face to online-only presentations with two weeks of preparation. Volunteering instructors were interviewed via a semi-structured interview protocol regarding their actions to maintain instructor presence in an online-only setting. The term emergency remote teaching (ERT), defined by fellow researchers as the adoption of just-in-time remote teaching practices that would otherwise be offered face-to-face, aligned with the actions taken by interviewees. The data indicated that given an event requiring ERT, instructors should: overcome technology issues for themselves and their students to verify communication pathways, and exhibit the three elements of instructor presence (i.e., teaching presence, instructor immediacy, and social presence).
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Miner, Steven M..
"Teaching Higher Education During a Pandemic: A Phenomenological Study of Instructor Decisions Associated with Switching from Face-to-Face to Online-Only Sessions"
(2023). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Dissertation, STEM Education & Professional Studies, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/av5v-yn94