This case study describes the creation of a supportive culture for online teaching at a western university that was transitioning to a new learning management system. The case study highlighted the creation of a faculty learning community as one strategy to address the challenge of faculty working through a change process. The faculty learning community provided a space for the development of best practices in teaching, drawing from the pedagogical experiences of teachers from diverse disciplines. The learning community also provided a venue for expanding the technical knowledge level of faculty members with a range of comfort levels with varied technologies.
Lu, Mei-Yan; Todd, Ann Marie; and Miller, Michael T., "Creating a Supportive Culture for Online Teaching: A Case Study of a Faculty Learning Community" (2011). Faculty Publications. Paper 4.