OLT Seed Grant - Threshold Concepts
Using online teaching threshold concepts in transformative professional learning curricula for novice online educators
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/)
Northcote, Maria T.; Gosselin, Kevin P.; Reynaud, Daniel; Kilgour, Peter W.; Boddey, Christopher; mcloughlin, catherine; Rickards, Tony; Herrington, Jan; and Boddey, Kerrie, "OLT Seed Grant - Threshold Concepts" (2015). Learning and Teaching. 29.