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Blended learning and the professional development of on-campus teachers: a case study

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Show simple item record Slattery, Darina M. Ledwith, Ann Hyland, Pádraig 2018-01-08T09:50:12Z 2018-01-08T09:50:12Z 2017
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract On-campus institutions are increasingly moving towards blended modes of delivery. In some cases, these blended programmes supplement existing offerings; in other cases, they replace them entirely. Regardless of the reasons for introducing blended programmes, teachers should engage in suitable professional development activities so they can successfully navigate the pedagogical and technical challenges they will encounter as they move courses online. The aim of this paper is to present a case study of a workshop, which equips on-campus teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to design and develop online courses. The paper first outlines the typical challenges faced by online teachers and some recent professional development initiatives that aim to facilitate the transition to online delivery. The paper then describes the initial structure of our workshop, the rationale for the initial workshop content, feedback received from workshop participants, and how the workshop content has evolved. This paper presents some planned future developments and best practice recommendations for other institutions considering moving courses online, in terms of the pedagogical, infrastructural, and technical needs of new online teachers and how the institution can facilitate the transition from on-campus to blended delivery en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher OpenEducationEuropa en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries eLearning Paper;
dc.subject teaching online en_US
dc.subject blended learning en_US
dc.subject technology-enhanced learning en_US
dc.subject professional development en_US
dc.subject online activities en_US
dc.title Blended learning and the professional development of on-campus teachers: a case study en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2018-01-08T09:38:39Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
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dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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