Using a design-based research study to identify principles for training instructors to teach online

  • Julie Shattuck Frederick Community College
  • Terry Anderson Athabasca University
Keywords: Online Teaching, Adjunct Faculty, Design-Based Research, Faculty Training, Online Teaching Professional Development

Abstract

Within the overall framework of design-based research, this paper reports on a study that focused on evaluating an online training course for online instructors. This intervention was designed as a possible solution to the problem facing some higher education institutions of how to provide quality, accessible training for mostly part-time instructors who are making the transition to teaching online. The research project explored whether the training course had any impact on the participants’ later teaching practice. The major outcome of this research study is the identification of design principles that can be used by other researchers and practitioners designing online instructor training.

Author Biographies

Julie Shattuck, Frederick Community College
Associate Professor/Instructional Designer, Distributed Learning/English
Terry Anderson, Athabasca University
Professor, Centre for Distance Learning
Published
2013-12-10
How to Cite
Shattuck, J., & Anderson, T. (2013). Using a design-based research study to identify principles for training instructors to teach online. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 14(5). https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v14i5.1626
Section
Research Articles