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Online Instructor Competencies by Mind Map: Online Instructor Competencies

1. by Tracy Edwards-Bockler

2. Introduction

2.1. Online Learning

2.2. Online Competencies

2.3. Changing Online Competencies

3. References

3.1. Al-Salman, S. (2011). Faculty in online learning programs: Competencies and barriers to success. Journal of Applied Learning Technology, 1(4), 6-13.

3.2. Awouters, V. & Jans, S. (2009). E-learning competencies for teachers in secondary and higher education. International Journal of Educational Technology, 4(2), 58-60.

3.3. Bawane, J. & Spector, J. (2009). Prioritization of online instructor roles: Implications for competency-based teacher education programs. Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia, Inc., 30(3), 383-397.

3.4. Bigatel, P., Ragan, L. Kennan, S., May, J. & Redmond, B. (2010). The identification of competencies for online teaching success. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 16(1), 59-77

4. Confirmation

4.1. 8 revised instructor roles

4.2. Revised competencies categorized under the roles

4.3. Of the top 5, only 2 were related to student knowledge attainment & expertise in subject area

4.4. Surveyed Student Important Skills

4.4.1. Student Motivation

4.4.2. Utilizing World Examples

4.4.3. Effective Course Facilitation

4.4.4. Successful Course Delivery

4.4.5. Discernment for Effectual Student Learning & Online Teaching

5. Position

5.1. Pedagogical

5.1.1. Design & develop course & student objectives

5.1.2. Manage student expectations

5.1.3. Become facilitator of online environment

5.1.4. Promote active learning techniques

5.2. Social

5.2.1. Maintain a cooperative learning environment

5.2.2. Develop community & peer interaction

5.2.3. Promote collaborative learning

5.3. Technologist

5.3.1. Able to access & use technology selected for course delivery

5.3.2. Provide & encourage web-based resources

5.4. Advisor/Counselor

5.4.1. Make suggestions to enhance performance & provide guidance based on student needs

6. Concession/Refutation

6.1. Student Rated as most important:

6.2. 1. Course Facilitation

6.3. 2. Effective Communication

6.4. 3. Student Motivation

6.5. 4. Online Community Presence

6.6. 5. Active Learning

7. Conclusion

7.1. Digital Technological Advancement

7.2. Transition from successful classroom to online instructor

7.3. Knowledge, skills, attitudes and values need monitoring and verification continually