Internet-Based Training of Academics: Barriers
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Moeini, H. (2007). Internet-Based Training of Academics: Barriers. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2007 (pp. 2418-2425). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2007
June 25, 2007
Craig Montgomerie & Jane Seale
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Abstract: Widespread global educational challenges affecting all aspects of academic environments are being concerned as important issues in higher education. Diversity of students together with society's increasing need for truly well educated graduates suggest academics to gain the necessary skills and knowledge. Considering the primary goals of higher education institutes as enhancing and maintaining academic excellence, faculty members are the most important factor to achieve these goals. The present study addresses the gaps in online training of academics and reveals areas where resistance / barriers against Internet based training exist. Investigating academics' approach on faculty development activities and on related web based training programs indicated ignorance of learners' needs, ambiguity in navigation, lack of interactivity, lack of motivation and technical problems as factors that lead to such resistances. It is suggested that providing solutions to these problems will support Internet as a worthwhile environment for faculty development training programs.
- Practicing what you preach: A learner-centered Learning Management System (LMS) training and support program for faculty.
- A Review of Benefits and Limitations of Online Learning in the Context of the Student, the Instructor and the Tenured Faculty
- Supporting the Adult E-Learner: Principles and Principals
- Building Relationships: A Model for Faculty Online Professional Development Communities
- A Process Model for Faculty Development: Individualizing Technology Learning
- PT3: Attitudes and Concerns of Preservice Teachers
- “Back to the Future”: A Review of Current Trends, Best Practices and Future Applications in Distance Education
- Supporting Learners for E-Learning
- Evaluating Teaching Performance in Blackboard: Expanding the Traditional Evaluation-of-Teaching Model using Flashlight
- Leveraging the potential of design-based research to enhance preservice teachers’ online reflective practice: A case study
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