Innovative Higher Education

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 83–98 | Cite as

Implementing Effective Online Teaching Practices: Voices of Exemplary Faculty

  • Cassandra C. LewisEmail author
  • Husein Abdul-Hamid


This qualitative study explores the process of implementing effective online teaching practices through interviews with thirty exemplary instructors. Emergent themes include providing students with constructive feedback, fostering interaction and involvement, facilitating student learning, and maintaining instructor presence and organization. Analyses of the findings and implications for online instruction are presented.


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The authors thank the faculty participants of this study for their willingness to share their experiences and teaching strategies. Special thanks to Kerri-Lee Krause, Pam Dello-Russo, Cynthia Whitesel, and several anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments on earlier drafts of the paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Maryland University CollegeCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Grants at the University of Maryland University CollegeCollege ParkUSA

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