Panel Session TEA126
Targeted Faculty Development for Distance Education Instruction
Universities are providing support and well-rounded professional development opportunities to academics, upskilling them in both pedagogy and technology. However, the great necessity for more online teaching in 2020 has laid bare the difficulties institutions and staff still face in adapting quickly and effectively to new modes of teaching.
This session will cover the need for long-term planning to support teachers, clarity on their roles and competences and practical strategies for those who are not experienced in online teaching.
Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
I am Dean of the Instructional Technologies faculty at Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) in Israel.
From 2001 -2011, I served as an Adjunct Professor at The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Graduate School at the Master of Distance Education and E-learning Program.
Other positions were: head of interactive television satellite-based unit at the Open University of Israel (OUI) and a director of an e-learning center at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Also, I was the Academic Vice President of a company that provided e-learning solutions for the corporate industry.
HSE University, Russia
Director for Innovations in Education, Executive Director of The Fund for Educational Innovation, Senior Lecturer of the Faculty of Law - Oksana Chernenko has been at HSE University since 2003. Responsibilities: • Supervising the activities of the HSE Office of Innovations in Education, as well as special international programmes; • Developing and implementing programmes aimed at raising the quality of instruction and teaching skills; • Organizing activities under the HSE Fund for Educational Innovation; • Implementing the HSE Summer University project, which was developed to boost the University’s overall visibility, while also promoting undergraduate and graduate programmes to international students; • Organizing research trips for students.
Australian Council for Educational Research, Australia
Dr Anne-Marie Chase is the Course Coordinator for Postgraduate Courses and Online Learning. In this role she is responsible for the effective management of postgraduate courses at ACER, including curriculum that aligns teaching, learning and assessment approaches in a strong pedagogical framework. Anne-Marie coordinates a team of online facilitators, student administration and technical support staff to provide a high quality student experience in line with ACER policies. She also coordinates the input of subject matter experts who have academic oversight of the courses. Dr Chase has worked in initial teacher education with a focus on development for online delivery and managing the professional experience component. Dr Chase has experience as a researcher and lecturer in teacher education and online learning in Australia and the UK. Her research has focused on information technology in learning and more recently on teaching and learning online. Dr Chase has a background teaching in secondary education in both the government and non-government sector in the UK and Australia. Dr Chase has managed school-based projects with a focus on digital technology in education for the Department of Education and Multimedia Victoria, developing professional learning for teachers and encouraging the growth of online learning communities.