Autore/i: Danila Scarozza

Co-autore/i: M. De Marco, A. Romolini

Editore: EADTU

Tipologia Prodotto: Contributo in atti di convegno (pp. 240-252)

Titolo del Convegno: Enhancing European Higher Education “Opportunities and Impact of new modes of teaching” – Overview of papers on enhancement of European Higher Education as presented during the Online, Open and Flexible Higher Educaiton Conference in Rome, October 2016

Codice ISBN: 978-90-79730-25-4

Anno di Pubblicazione: 2016

Abstract: In the last decade, online education has become a fast-growing delivery method in higher education in Italy. According to data provided by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research during the academic year 2014-2015, 60.000 students were enrolled in a Telematic University, experiencing a 33.7% growth rate in the last three years. Moreover, according to data provided by ANVUR, the 72% of students come from a public university. In this frame it is important to inquire about student and faculty perceptions of quality in online courses in order to assist University leaders in changing policies that will lead to improvement of teaching and learning conditions, if necessary (Bolliger, Wasilik, 2009). Faculty satisfaction is one of the five pillars of quality, together with student satisfaction, learning effectiveness, access, and institutional cost-effectiveness (Sloan Consortium, 2002). Components of faculty satisfaction and its implications on studente satisfaction and students’ outcomes need to be investigated as online education becomes more prevalent and dynamic forces such as adoption rates, learner expectations, levels of support, and other conditions continue to change.

Parole chiave (TAGs): online teaching; quality; faculty satisfaction; higher education

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