Investigating perceptions of teaching online & f2f


Wray, M., Lowenthal, P. R., Bates, B., & Stevens, E. (2008). Investigating perceptions of teaching online & f2f. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 12(4), 243-248.


Comparison studies have focused a great deal on the similarities and differences between online and face-to-face learning. However, there has been little research on how faculty think about and plan differently when teaching the same course online and face-to-face. In this exploratory study, we investigated faculty perceptions about instructional practices in online and face-to-face learning environments. The results suggest that faculty need additional faculty development and/or instructional design support to combat misconceptions about what works and does not work in online learning environments.

Keywords: Online learning, online teaching, face-to-face, comparison studies, faculty development, group work