Presentation Title

Raising the Bar on Instructor Satisfaction: Overcoming Self-Perceived Barriers in Distance Learning

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9-30-2020 1:00 PM

End

9-30-2020 2:00 PM

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This higher education presentation will focus on satisfaction levels and self-perceived barriers of distance learning instructors.

Abstract

During this presentation, K-12 and higher education participants will discuss and examine various factors that contribute to distance learning instructor satisfaction and dissatisfaction levels as well as ways to overcome certain barriers when teaching online and hybrid courses. A professor from Saint Peter’s University will present findings from a recent study that was conducted on this topic along with her personal experiences with teaching from a distance. The presenter will introduce methods of designing and providing professional development opportunities for distance learning instructors. Also, the presentation will include hands-on guidance related to the design and development of high-quality distance learning courses, which can aid in overcoming certain barriers. Furthermore, the participants will consider suggested tips to overcoming self-perceived barriers that are faced by distance learning instructors. They will study and explore the main factors that influence instructor satisfaction levels with distance learning as well as what factors influence dissatisfaction levels with distance learning. The presentation will include an open discussion regarding best practices and challenges of designing and teaching effective distance learning courses. Finally, the presenter will ask for recommendations for future study.

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Sep 30th, 1:00 PM Sep 30th, 2:00 PM

Raising the Bar on Instructor Satisfaction: Overcoming Self-Perceived Barriers in Distance Learning

During this presentation, K-12 and higher education participants will discuss and examine various factors that contribute to distance learning instructor satisfaction and dissatisfaction levels as well as ways to overcome certain barriers when teaching online and hybrid courses. A professor from Saint Peter’s University will present findings from a recent study that was conducted on this topic along with her personal experiences with teaching from a distance. The presenter will introduce methods of designing and providing professional development opportunities for distance learning instructors. Also, the presentation will include hands-on guidance related to the design and development of high-quality distance learning courses, which can aid in overcoming certain barriers. Furthermore, the participants will consider suggested tips to overcoming self-perceived barriers that are faced by distance learning instructors. They will study and explore the main factors that influence instructor satisfaction levels with distance learning as well as what factors influence dissatisfaction levels with distance learning. The presentation will include an open discussion regarding best practices and challenges of designing and teaching effective distance learning courses. Finally, the presenter will ask for recommendations for future study.