Title

OLT Seed Grant - Threshold Concepts

Publication Date

2015

Item

Using online teaching threshold concepts in transformative professional learning curricula for novice online educators

Publication Details

This publication was originally published as:

Northcote, M., Gosselin, K., Rickards, T., Reynaud, D., Kilgour, P., McLoughlin, C., . . . Boddey, K. (2016). The troublesome edge of teaching online: Using threshold concepts to design professional learning curricula for novice online teachers. Paper presented at the 6th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference: Thresholds on the Edge, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. http://www.dal.ca/dept/clt/events-news/Threshold_Concepts/program3/C6_2132a.html

Details of Project or Exemplar

Project title: Using online teaching threshold concepts in transformative professional learning curricula for novice online educators

Partner/Funding Body: Seed Grant of $40,000 from the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT), now managed by the Department of Education and Training

Avondale Researchers: Maria Northcote (Avondale), Kevin Gosselin (Texas A&M Uni), Daniel Reynaud (Avondale), Peter Kilgour (Avondale), Chris Boddey (Avondale), Catherine McLoughlin (ACU), Tony Rickards (Curtin). Jan Herrington as Reference Group member (Murdoch). Kerrie Boddey (Avondale): Research Assistant

Year Complete: 2017

Project information: During 2015-2017 the researchers involved in this Seed Project set out to develop practical curriculum guidelines to inform the design of transformative PD programs for novice online teachers in higher education. The development of these transformative PD guidelines was informed by the identification of threshold concepts about online teaching, as well as teachers’ and students’ perceptions of their preferred online learning environments.

Link to project website: Threshold Concepts for Novice Online Teachers (http://tcs4nots.avondale.edu.au/)

Impact or Dissemination

We have given a conference publication in 2016 and have submitted a book chapter (under review). Also, we are aiming to submit a further 3-4 publications for this project.

UNDER REVIEW, SUBMITTED IN DEC 2016: Book chapter:

Northcote, M., Gosselin, K., Kilgour, P., McLoughlin, C., Boddey, C., & Boddey, K. (2017, submitted 15 Dec 2016). At the troublesome edge of recognising thresholds concepts of online teachers: A proposed learning threshold identification methodology. In B. Wuetherick, A.-M. Ryan, J. Timmermans, & R. Land (Eds.), Threshold concepts at the edge. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

PUBLISHED: Conference presentation:

Northcote, M., Gosselin, K., Rickards, T., Reynaud, D., Kilgour, P., McLoughlin, C., . . . Boddey, K. (2016). The troublesome edge of teaching online: Using threshold concepts to design professional learning curricula for novice online teachers. Paper presented at the 6th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference: Thresholds on the Edge, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. http://www.dal.ca/dept/clt/events-news/Threshold_Concepts/program3/C6_2132a.html

Please refer to publisher version or contact the library.

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