Training of Teachers in Virtual Scenario: An Excellence Model for Quality Assurance in Formative Programmes

Olga M. Alegre-Rosa (University of La Laguna, Spain) and Luis M. Villar-Angulo (University of Seville, Spain)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 213
EISBN13: 9781609602857|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-749-7.ch011
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The integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into higher education instruction is receiving growing attention from university scholars and administrators. The Canarian Government funded the Faculty Professional Development project (FPD) to enhance the quality of formative programmes. Political and socioeconomic forces are inundating the two institutions with more strenuous demands for student competence and teaching accountability. FPD aims at developing and implementing online courses for training faculty members. Thus, understanding what makes faculty development effective is critical to understanding the success or failure of the FPD innovation. The arguments in this chapter response the following needs: (a) an explanation of the potential impact of e-development on faculty and agency staff members’ learning, and (b) electronic training for quality assurance specifications
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