Excellence in Online Teaching by Design
Ingrid N. Thompson-Sellers
- Shared quotes from Richard Leblanc, York University, on good teaching
- Thompson-Sellers performed a small exploratory study of exemplary online teachers
- What are the internal and external characteristics that define an exemplary online teacher?
- Can they be acquired through training?
- Study was interview-based
- Emerging themes: design, development, utilization, management, evaluation, relationship and social structure
- Design theme was most complicated
- Design domain results
- Instruction systems design: analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate instruction
- Message design: sequencing of information & planning
- Intrinsic characteristics
- self perception, responsiveness, flexibility, scholarship
- technology skills, design strategy, time management, organized, teaching strategy