As online classes continue to grow in popularity, the demands on instructors are changing. The Southern Regional Education Board reports that the face-to-face faculty skills utilized in the traditional classroom setting do not necessarily transfer to the online classroom. But how can you know if your faculty have what’s needed to teach online? Learning House has developed a tool for measuring the quality of online faculty readiness to teach online. The results can be used to establish training plans for faculty who are learning to translate their skills online as well as to establish skill level when hiring online faculty. Based on a Best-in-Track presentation at the 2011 Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning, this free webinar, hosted by Mimi O’Malley, Professional Development Administrator at Learning House, will help attendees:

  • Identify the two prominent domains for effective online instruction
  • Review the four subdomains critical for faculty readiness to teach an online course
  • Access a sample questionnaire from Learning House to gauge faculty readiness to teach online
  • And more


About the presenter

Mimi O’Malley is a learning technology translation strategist who works with Spalding faculty to develop and design online courses. As an instructional design librarian, she seeks ways to incorporate library electronic resources and copyright best practices in both online and traditional courses. She wrote and taught four online professional development courses for Learning House. She won the 2012 Online Learning Consortium’s Best in Track for Faculty and Professional Development award for her presentation, “Assessing Instructor Readiness for Online Instruction.” She is also a Quality Matters peer reviewer.