, Volume 58, Issue 5, pp 95–101

A professional development framework for online teaching


DOI: 10.1007/s11528-014-0791-0

Cite this article as:
Baran, E. & Correia, AP. TECHTRENDS TECH TRENDS (2014) 58: 95. doi:10.1007/s11528-014-0791-0


The quality of online programs in higher education is strongly correlated with how the professional development approaches respond to the needs of online teachers. These approaches are critical in helping online teachers adopt online pedagogical practices and reconstruct their teacher persona in an online environment. This study proposes a nested professional development framework for online teaching. The proposed framework intends to recognize successful online teaching in higher education as an outcome of the interaction of support activities at teaching, community, and organization levels.


professional development online online teaching higher education 

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© Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Middle East Technical UniversityÇankayaTurkey
  2. 2.Iowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  3. 3.Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Eğitim Bilimleri Bölümü Dumlupınar BulvarıÇankayaTurkey

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