Online Learning Update

August 31, 2013

The Five Components of a Successful Online Faculty Development Program

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:07 am

By: Al Infande, Faculty Focus

Faculty development is a crucial and vital component to any college or university. For institutions with geographically dispersed faculty who are teaching online, in some cases for the very first time, faculty development takes on a new level of importance. Here the challenges are not only ensuring instructors understand the technical aspects of teaching online and have the instructional skills to meet online learners’ needs, but also instilling a sense of community.

At Columbia Southern University, a fully online institution, we consider faculty development an ongoing, continuous process. Our faculty development program consists of the following five components.

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