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.
Anne Marie Todd, Mei-Yan Lu Ph.D., and Michael T. Miller. "Creating a supportive culture for online teaching: A case study of a faculty learning community" Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration (2011): 1-3.