From Research to Practice: Towards the Development of an Integrated and Comprehensive Faculty Development Program

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Volume 16, Issue 5 - October 2012
Lawrence C. Ragan, The Pennsylvania State University
Paula Mae Bigatel, The Pennsylvania State University
Shannon S. Kennan, The Pennsylvania State University
Janet May Dillon, The Pennsylvania State University
The Pennsylvania State University
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Online Course Development, Online Faculty Development, Instructional Design, Competencies for Online Teaching Success

This article describes the design and development of a professional development program based upon research on the competencies necessary for online teaching success [1] conducted at Penn State University in 2009-2010. The article highlights how the results of this research are being aligned with various professional development courses comprising the certificate program for online faculty at Penn State’s World Campus. This article describes the process of research design and implementation to the direct application for professional development.