Adaptive Teaching Model: How Personality Variables (Self-Efficacy, Initiative, Control and Motivation) Affect Online Students’ Perceptions of Effective Online Teaching Behaviors

COIL is proud to have supported the Adaptive Teaching Model: How Personality Variables (Self-Efficacy, Initiative, Control and Motivation) Affect Online Students’ Perceptions of Effective Online Teaching Behaviors project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.

Abstract:

This research project is a continuation of a multi-phase project investigating effective online teaching (EOT). Previous phases resulted in identifying categories of online teaching competencies for online teaching success (COTS) and applying them to re-vision the training courses offered by World Campus Faculty Development.

Phase II will include the exploration of four aspects revealed through the first study:

  1. A comparison of the perceptions of EOT by students and instructors
  2. A comparison of the perceptions of EOT by Spanish and American students
  3. A comparison of students’ perceptions of EOT as interpreted through the lens
    of demographic variables that have been shown to be associated with self-
    directedness (e.g. age, military experience)
  4. An analysis of students’ perceptions of EOT as interpreted through key
    demographics and the lens of the Personal Responsibility Orientation to Self-
    Direction in Learning Scale (PRO-SDLS) instrument’s four variables of self-
    directedness (cognitive profile): initiative, control, self-efficacy, and
    motivation

Multivariate analysis will be performed to investigate correlations in 1, 2 and 3 above. A statistical analysis involving structural equation modeling will be performed to investigate how the four variables of self-directedness map through demographics and 35 teaching behaviors (number 4 above).

Team:

  • Shannon Kennan, Director of eLearning Initiatives and Senior Lecturer College of Communication
  • Paula Bigatel, Instructional Designer World Campus Faculty development, World Campus
  • Lawrence C. Ragan, Co-Director COIL, University Park
  • Janet Dillon, Director Outreach Analytics and Reporting
  • Susan Stockdale, Associate Dean College of Education, Kennesaw State University

 

Contact:

Shannon Kennan Headshot

 

Shannon Kennan
Director of eLearning Initiatives and Senior Lecturer
College of Communication
203 Carnegie Building
University Park, PA 16802
ssk168@psu.edu
(814) 865-3668

 


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