I had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of educators on various university sponsored workshops, some of which included K-12 faculty from the local school system. I personally marketed, organized, designed and taught the faculty workshops, which were primarily focused on pedagogy, adult learning principles and technology applications for the classroom and distance education alike.

In addition, I taught graduate classes in several courses and assisted in redesigning and developing the curriculum for both in-class and online courses.

Training Model

Helping faculty to integrate technology into their courses involves not only the implementation of technology, but also the application of pedagogy. The best practices are to offer the faculty different training approach depending on their level of technological skills.

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Group Training:

A workshop is conducted to focus on hands-on activity. This allows faculty to perform some tasks and practice immediately after learning a skill. The workshop will demonstrate a step-by-step to the faculty members. In the group training, the faculty members will be able to interact and share learning experience as a group.

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Online Training and Support:

The online support offers a continuing process of faculty development by providing useful information, online resources, and pedagogical and technical support. This approach allows the faculty members learn by themselves by downloading a step-by-step job aid or tutorial video on the website. This approach is very effective when the faculty members desire to learn or review instructional materials on their own time and pace.  

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Individual Consultation:

A special arrangement can be established to work with the faculty members on specific technological issues. A variety of job tasks are often accomplished in the consultation process, including coaching, collaborating, and providing suggestions.