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Summer 2011


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.


Copyright © 2011 The authors. The article originally appeared in the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, volume 14, issue 3, Fall 2011, and may be found at this link.

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