Innovations in online faculty development: an organizational model for long-term support of online faculty
Innovación en la capacitación docente online: un modelo organizacional para brindar apoyo a largo plazo a la docencia online
Laurence B. Boggess
In 2008, Penn State University’s online delivery organization, Penn State World Campus, established a dedicated faculty development unit to improve online instruction. The Online Faculty Development (OFD) unit was designed to prepare faculty for online teaching through a large and varied curriculum of asynchronous online training courses built on the theory and research of best practices for online instruction. This paper describes the Penn State World Campus OFD unit, its mission and program, and the assumptions underlying its day-to-day operations.
This is the English version of an article originally printed in Spanish in issue 275 of the revista española de pedagogía. For this reason, the abbreviation EV has been added to the page numbers. Please, cite this article as follows: Boggess, L. B. (2020). Innovación en la capacitación docente online: un modelo organizacional para brindar apoyo a largo plazo a la docencia online | Innovations in online faculty development: an organizational model for long-term support of online faculty. Revista Española de Pedagogía, 78 (275), 73-87. doi: https://doi.org/10.22550/REP78-1-2020-01
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Laurence B. Boggess holds a PhD in Educational Theory and Policy from Penn State University and an M. Ed. in Leadership, Policy, and Organizations from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education. He directs the Online Faculty Development unit at Penn State World Campus and teaches on the Educational Leadership faculty for the online MEd program. His research interests include online teaching and learning, online faculty development, urban school districts, and educational leadership.