Online faculty development and storytelling: An unlikely solution to improving teacher quality

Citation
Lowenthal, P. R. (2008). Online faculty development and storytelling: An unlikely solution to improving teacher quality. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 9(3), 349-356.

Abstract

Institutions of Higher Education are beginning to place a greater emphasis on quality teaching and student learning. However, few faculty receive any type of teacher training prior to entering the academy. As a result, faculty development is one likely solution to teacher quality issues. But faculty development is faced with serious shortcomings that impede its ability to improve teacher quality. This paper explores how moving faculty development online while at the same time incorporating the use of teacher stories could be a viable strategy to improve faculty development and teacher quality.

Keywords: Professional Development, Teacher Training, Narrative, Digital Storytelling

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