Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Motivating Faculty to Teach Online - Marie Norman, Inside Higher Ed

Online education continues to grow (though the breakneck pace seems to have slowed a bit of late) and an increasing number of college and university students want to take online courses. At the same time, faculty members seem reluctant to teach these courses. Universities that want to develop online programs would be wise to consider incentives, whether material or symbolic, for faculty participation. If extra compensation or course release aren’t feasible, what about reduced committee responsibilities, extra teaching credit, summer funding and/or public recognition from university leadership? https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2015/03/02/how-universities-might-use-moocs-encourage-online-teaching-essay

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