Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration
With the increase in number of courses being offered online, there is an increase in the need for professional development support for instructors to teach online. The purpose of this study is to examine faculty perceptions on professional development needs for online teaching, specifically in the U.S. and in Germany. Based on a qualitative open-ended survey, four themes emerged on the professional development needs of instructors for administrative support, personnel support, pedagogical support and technology support. This study discusses specific areas of support in these themes and provides implications for administrators, faculty, and support staff.
Original Publication Citation
Martin, F., Wang, C., Budhrani, K., Moore, R. L., & Jokiaho, A. (2019). Professional development support for the online instructor: Perspectives of U.S. and German instructors. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 22(3).
Martin, Florence; Wang, Chuang; Budhrani, Kiran; Moore, Robert L.; and Jokiaho, Annika, "Professional Development Support for the Online Instructor: Perspectives of U.S. and German Instructors" (2019). STEMPS Faculty Publications. 99.