The purpose of my presentation is to present an efficient campus support model for online instruction. The presentation will include an investigation of current support activities and framework for online instruction in higher educational institutions. Relevant topics that I will examine and present include current issues, such as state of online instruction, faculty- and student-support requirements, online instruction infrastructure, training, course/curriculum development, support practices, and long-term online instruction support challenges.
In the past decade, online instruction has been evolving to be a high priority for many higher educational institutions. The absence of physical contact between faculty and students in online instruction creates needs for higher educational institutions to provide new structures of support. Without appropriate and effective support, the quality of online instruction will be uncertain; the moral of faculty will be low; and students might lose their interests and drop out from online courses.
The biggest concern associated with institutional support for online instruction is how to effectively evaluate its quality. What steps can be taken to ensure that online courses are efficient and provide the necessary guidance to promote faculty growth and development as they teach courses online? The second concern is what specific supports are needed for online faculty and students in order to provide efficient assistance. With such concerns, identifying an efficient systematic campus support model for online faculty and students is extremely essential. Such a model not only ensures the quality of online instruction but also provides guidance for higher educational institutions to better support their online faculty and students. A better and appropriate support can also help institutions save money and time in facilitating the adoption of online instruction.
To help institutions manage the concerns, I conduct a research to investigate current support activities and framework for online instruction in higher educational institutions. I will also examine issues including online instruction infrastructure, training, course/curriculum development, faculty- and student-support requirements and practices, and long-term online instruction support challenges.
The purpose of my research is to build an efficient campus support model for online instruction with a hope to provide guidance for all higher educational institutions to better facilitate online instruction on their campuses.