At her welcome address at the World Conference for Online Learning opening ceremony on the 5th of November, Irish Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor gave some glowing praise of the recent report: Teaching Online is Different, for its contribution to research about online teaching.
The #Openteach project team were delighted to launch one of the key project outputs Teaching online is different: Critical perspectives from the literature at the preconference reception of the World Conference on Online Learning on the 3rd of November at Dublin City University’s St. Patrick’s campus. Professor Mark Brown, Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning, at DCU officially launched the report.
The report critically analyses the international literature about online teaching and professional development for online educators. The overarching conclusion of this report is that teaching online is different. This difference is evident in the roles, competencies and professional development approaches required to equip online educators to teach effectively in the online higher education environment.