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Training and Preparing Your Faculty for Teaching Online

By Daniel Fusch

This year we have seen a growing proliferation of proposed online degree programs, as more institutions feel the pressure of needing to increase enrollment and revenue without also increasing expenditures in physical infrastructure. Most recently, Indiana has launched an online-only university to serve rural adults, and the University of California has decided to invest between $5 and $6 million in piloting online programs in preparation for offering online undergraduate degrees. These announcements coincide with the distribution of research studies that continue to raise questions regarding how to ensure the quality of instruction offered in some online programs and courses. This week saw a paper, for instance, questioning the quality of instruction offered in video lectures.

Continued at: http://www.academicimpressions.com/news.php?i=90&q=9035b401869aS

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