Increasing Faculty Acceptance of Online Learning

Topics: Supporting Faculty, Online Education, Academic Affairs

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Research Questions

  • What are the most significant barriers to increasing online course offerings that other institutions have encountered? 
  • What specific strategies and approaches have institutions used to bring about more widespread acceptance of online learning among non-early adopters?


Expanding online learning programs can often generate significant resistance from faculty, who have concerns about the time commitment and technical skills required to teach online.  This brief offers strategies for decreasing resistance and responding to those concerns, including methods for incentivizing faculty participation and providing technical support.