New Tool Assesses Instructor Readiness, Then Offers Training

With the rapid increase in students taking online courses, it grows daily more crucial for administrators to find faculty who understand teaching and learning in that environment. Beyond just achieving the learning outcomes for the course, good online instruction plays a clearly recognized role in student retention and persistence. Online administrators need reliable assessment tools to evaluate instructors' readiness to transition from face-to-face to an online environment--a measurement tool for the core criteria necessary to evaluate faculty prior to teaching an online course.

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