Magna Online Seminars

Setting Expectations for Online Instructor Performance

Featured Higher Education Presenter: Larry C. Ragan, Ph.D.

When it comes to instruction, just “winging it” isn’t any more acceptable in an online classroom than it is in a traditional one. Yet, in the absence of any guidelines or best practices, that’s precisely what many instructors do.

That approach can lead to low student satisfaction, a high dropout rate, and a significant hit to your institution’s reputation.

It’s important to ensure that your online instructors know what is expected of them, and what your institutional standards are for teaching performance.

You'll learn about 12 key benchmarks for online instruction during this seminar. In Setting Expectations for Online Instructor Performance, Lawrence C. Ragan, Ph.D., director of Penn State’s highly regarded World Campus, provides a set of standards for new and experienced instructors alike.

In this 90-minute video presentation, Dr. Ragan shares guidelines in areas including:

  • frequency of course access
  • response time to student questions
  • presence in the online classroom
  • time spent actually teaching

He also provides metrics you can use in assessing teacher performance, a checklist of critical online teaching competencies, and more.

An exceptional value

Like all Magna Online Seminars, this one is rich in content and provides an exceptional training opportunity for you, your department, or anyone else on your campus who has an interest in the material. So invite your colleagues and plan some discussion time afterward. Just reserve a meeting room large enough to accommodate your group.

Who will benefit from this seminar?

  • Directors of Distance Education
  • Deans
  • Academic Department Chairs
  • Lead Faculty
  • Instructional Designers
  • Faculty Developers
  • Institutional Evaluators/Researchers

You’ll get more consistent performance from your online instructors if you establish clear expectations up front. View this seminar and learn how to craft effective guidelines.

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To watch a Magna Online Seminar, you simply need a computer with speakers, web browser, Windows Media Player, and the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in.

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