Faculty Self-Assessment: Preparing to Teach Online

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Presentation at the 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Distance Learning

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  • 1. Carol McQuiggan, Penn State University-Harrisburg Lisa Byrnes, Penn State University Linda Futch, University of Central Florida Larry Ragan, Penn State UniversityThe 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning

2. Background Changes Pilot Project Results Current Status DiscussionThe 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning 3. Identified core competencies for onlineinstructors o Baseline technical, teaching, organization, andcommunication 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 theidentified gapsThe 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning 4. The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning 5. The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning 6. The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning 7. The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning 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 athttps://online.ist.psu.edu/facultySelfAssess/ The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning 9. 1. Have you ever taught online? Yes 80 responses 66.1% No41 responses 33.9%2. How did you find using the self-assessment tool? Easy103 85.8% Neither easy nor difficult 14 11.7% Difficult3 2.5%The 14th Annual Sloan-C InternationalConference on Online Learning 10. 3. Which aspects of the self-assessment tool did you find most difficult to use? Scrolling Answer options ContrastThe 14th Annual Sloan-C InternationalConference on Online Learning 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. 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. 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 InternationalConference on Online Learning 14. 7. Are there other elements of online teaching that you felt are missing from the tool? Supporto Institutional - technical, training, libraryo Program/dept - shared resources Assessment/feedback Community/discussion facilitation Material preparation The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning 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 consultation7, 6.2%The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning 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. 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. Distribution of handouts In small groups of 4 or 5, review issue identified inthe pilot feedback One person from each small group record points ofdiscussion on paper Reconvene with sharing of major points The 14th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning 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. The tool will remain online for another weekhttps://online.ist.psu.edu/facultySelfAssess/ Post resources to del.icio.us using tag offacprofdev Additional comments/suggestions?cam240@psu.edu The 14th Annual Sloan-C InternationalConference on Online Learning