Conditions for the development of online teaching capacity: A case study


  • Luciano da Rosa dos Santos



Online learning has shown its potential for more than three decades in postsecondary institutions. However, for online learning to be implemented appropriately, a key aspect is proper development of faculty members who are going to facilitate online courses. This paper describes an instrumental case study investigating the conditions for the development of online teaching capacity of faculty members in a professional Faculty in Canada. Personal commitment, support systems and leadership were found to be key factors influencing the capacity-building process. Understanding such conditions can help institutions design educational development strategies that better align with the needs of faculty members.