Tracing Successful Online Teaching in Higher Education: Voices of Exemplary Online Teachers

Baran, Evrim
Correia, Ana-Paula
Thompson, Ann D.
Background: Although advances in distance learning have shown signs of a reconfiguration of the teacher's role in online environments, a large number of online teaching practices still do not show many signs of this shift. Given the need for a change in pedagogies, investigating how exemplary teachers transfer their thinking, pedagogical knowledge, and beliefs to successful online teaching is critical to understanding new online learning and teaching practices. The research on online teacher roles and practices, however, has been limited in terms of bringing teachers' voices into the research process and empowering them as autonomous professionals who constantly engage in a dialogue about solving complex problems and making decisions about online teaching.


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E. Baran, A.-P. Correia, and A. D. Thompson, “Tracing Successful Online Teaching in Higher Education: Voices of Exemplary Online Teachers,” TEACHERS COLLEGE RECORD, pp. 0–0, 2013, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: