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Angela M. Thatcher's Doctoral Scholarly Seminar

Apr 18, 2016, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
333C Kottman Hall

Angela M. Thatcher, PhD Candidate in Rural Sociology, will present Teaching Online: Translating the Traditional Classroom to an Online Medium as her Doctoral Scholarly Seminar.

Increasingly, distance learning is becoming more prevalent in higher education. Faculty, both experienced and new, are being called upon to develop online courses for their colleges and universities to cater to the approximately 4.3 million students taking advantage of this option (Aud, et. al., 2011). According to recent studies, knowing how to develop and plan online courses was cited as an even more important skill for faculty teaching online to acquire than their actual instruction of the course (Kim and Bonk, 2006).

This seminar will provide insight into current research about online teaching for those designing online courses. It will also
offer practical advice for course design based on the work by Chickering and Gamson (1987), Creasman (2014), and general
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research.

This seminar will be held in 333C Kottman Hall.