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Faculty Self-Assessment: Preparing for Online Teaching #elearning

There are a lot of self-assessment tools designed to assess whether students are ready to take an online course but few that are designed to assess whether an instructor is prepared to teach online.  I recently ran across this Self-Assessment Tool for Online Teaching Preparedness developed by Penn State.  Instructors complete a short self-assessment that includes the following categories:

  • Organization and Time Management
  • Communicating Online
  • Teaching & Online Experience
  • Technical Skills

After completing the self-assessment, instructors receive detailed feedback via email based on their responses.  Thanks Penn State!