Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2016

Keywords

online learning, teaching competencies, professional development, online teaching

Abstract

The goals of this study are to identify key competency areas that lead to success in online instruction and to develop a framework that supports professional development and self- assessment. To identify the key competency areas, skills and behaviours presented within current literature were analyzed. Secondly, gaps were identified and levels of competence were determined within each key competency area. The resulting analysis produced the Online Teaching Competency (OTC) Matrix including five competency areas: Community & Netiquette, Active Teaching/Facilitating, Instructional Design, Tools & Technology, and Leadership & Instruction. This leveled competency matrix can be used to inform professional development in the online teaching environment and is also a useful guide in the areas of self- assessment, portfolio design, and the development and evaluation of professional development opportunities.

Faculty

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Journal

Canadian journal of learning and technology

Volume

42

Issue

3

Version

Publisher's version

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License.

Original Publication Citation

Farmer, H. M., & Ramsdale, J. (2016). Teaching competencies for the online environment | enseigner les compétences pour l’environnement en ligne. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 42(3) doi:10.21432/T2V32J

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