MAGNA 20-MINUTE MENTORS
What are the Key Components of the Online Instructor Onboarding Process?
To ensure faculty have a seamless transition into their online role, your institution needs to have a proper onboarding process in place that introduces instructors to the unique aspects of the online classroom. This program provides best practices for onboarding online faculty and ensuring online programs run smoothly and successfully.
Instructors do not come into the online classroom as naturals-the online platform is quite different from face-to-face instruction and even the most experienced classroom teachers need help getting oriented with the online teaching environment.
To ensure online faculty are properly prepared for the unique challenges that come with online teaching, there are certain pedagogical, technical, and administrative concepts and competencies administrators can introduce them to during the onboarding process.
Purchase the What are the Key Components of the Online Instructor Onboarding Process? 20-Minute Mentor program, presented by Ann Taylor, PhD. Youll receive an overview of key online teaching competencies and resources that can help in the development of an effective onboarding process. By referencing her own institutions best practices and faculty manual for online teaching, Taylor introduces existing onboarding materials and discusses how to adapt these resources to fit your institutions needs.
Faculty who are new to the online classroom may not be aware of the significant differences between online teaching and teaching in a traditional classroom environment. Teaching with technology, building community, keeping students engaged, providing effective feedback-theyre just a few common aspects of the online environment that differ from the face-to-face classroom. As instructors step into their online role, program administrators need to have the materials, information, and processes in place to properly introduce instructors to the unique components of online teaching.
During this program, youll learn:
- Pedagogical, technical, and administrative competencies necessary for effective online teaching
- Key components of the online instructor onboarding process
- Common methods for helping faculty achieve online teaching competencies
- Effective strategies for onboarding new online instructors
- Suggested ways to adapt existing onboarding resources to ones own institutional needs
Topics covered include:
- The differences between online and face-to-face instruction
- Top concepts and competencies that faculty should know as they enter the online classroom
- Best practices for onboarding online instructors
- Existing onboarding and online classroom resources that have been used successfully at other institutions
The information presented in this 20-Minute Mentor will be of interest to academic leaders, deans, and program directors who are new to staffing online courses as well as those who have been doing this work for some time but are looking to implement new strategies and approaches.
Successful classroom teachers do not necessarily make for successful online teachers (and vice versa). To ensure faculty have a seamless transition into their online role, your institution needs to have a proper onboarding process in place that introduces instructors to the unique aspects of the online classroom. This program provides best practices for onboarding online faculty and ensuring online programs run smoothly and successfully. Purchase today!
Product Code: OM17CD
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With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days.
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