Supermodels: Not just models for training faculty and linking with course quality (Notes)

These are my notes from the session “Supermodels: Not just models for training faculty and linking with course quality” at FSI 2014, presented by Scott Johnson with the Illinois Online Network. 

Sadly, there are not actually supermodels here. However, the competencies that Scott Johnson (@sjohnsonhere) provided are here

PD f: Internal + External (for non-math people, that means that Professional Development is a function of internal and external factors)

Internal factors include motivation (and I got lost here looking up links and checking twitter – sorry!)

External factors include Organization (is it organized, structured?), Suitability (is it attractive and relevant?), Accessibility (is it findable? how much does it cost?)

Online competencies:

  • Administrative roles
    • Understanding the institutional context
    • Understands basic IP issues, student issues & mgmt, legal & ethical issues, instructor selection, support mechanisms
  • Personal qualities and characteristics
    • Attributes that enhance ability to instruct (content knowledge, teaching commitment, communication ability, time mgmt, others)
  • Technical knowledge abilities
    • Access
    • Technical proficiencies
    • Technical Assistance
  • Instructional design processes, knowledge, and abilities
    • Syllabus and instructional materials
    • Interconnectedness
    • Variety
    • Planning and effective presentation
    • Rationale for change
    • Alignment with institutional goals
  • Teaching process, knowledge, & abilities
    • Educational learning theory
    • Cognitive presence
    • Instructional processes, pedagogy, presence
  • Assessing student learning and abilities
    • Understands the purposes & difficulties of online assessment
    • Selects, utilizes, and explains assessments
    • Provides adequate time for participation & completion
    • Maintains portfolio
    • Provides student feedback
  • Social processes and presence
    • Recognizes that social aspect to education exists, intends to create a learning community
    • Learners, practice
    • Culture & Conflict
    • Presence & socializing agent

Thanks for a great session Scott!


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