online learning, teaching competencies, professional development, online teaching
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.
Centre for Teaching and Learning
Canadian journal of learning and technology
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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
Farmer, Heather M. and Ramsdale, Jennifer, "Teaching Competencies for the Online Environment" (2016). Publications and Scholarship. 1.