The inaugural Online Teaching Showcase featured best practices presentations of six online faculty. The presentations have been viewed over 1000 times by the faculty community. In addition, the Online Teaching Showcase has generated a host of unsolicited feedback highlighting the following themes:
Faculty virtually attending the Online Teaching Showcase have reported increased satisfaction with their role as online faculty members and have expressed an increased awareness of best practices relevant to teaching online. Of utmost importance, the online faculty participating in the Online Teaching Showcase indicate that they feel more invested and involved in the university community as a function of having the opportunity to participate in the intellectual conversations surrounding effective online teaching at our institution.
Universities interested in hosting a similar showcase would need webspace and access to a relevant social networking platform to foster community among faculty.
The costs would be dependent on the web space, software and programming already available at each institution.
Please see the Online Teaching Showcase website at: http://cirt.gcu.edu/teaching/ots