Doctoral Faculty Teaching Online: A Qualitative Understanding of Methods to Improve Online Teaching
Jessica Hannigan, California State University, Fresno Juan Carlos Gonzalez, California State University, Fresno
Digital learning practices and methodologies have become common practice in the 21st century. Sixteen doctoral students participated in a qualitative survey to address how online instructors can improve their online pedagogy. This study’s purpose was to understand online learners’ perceptions about effective and challenging online student collaboration practices. Findings included: (a) online methods that foster student collaboration, (b) collaborative and meaningful online projects, and (c) online collaboration challenges. This article concludes with recommendations for practice.