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Title: A methodological approach to identify teacher's ICT competencies in online learning environments in Higher Education
Author: Espasa Roca, Anna  
Guasch Pascual, Teresa  
Álvarez Valdivia, Ibis Marlene
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. eLearn Center (eLC)
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Distance School and University Education (EDUS)
Keywords: teacher competencies
teacher training
higher education
virtual environment
Issue Date: 29-Aug-2009
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)
Citation: Espasa, Anna; Guasch, T.; Alvarez, I. (2009). "A methodological approach to identify teacher's ICT competencies in online learning environments in Higher Education". 13th Biennial Conference. Earli. Amsterdam, 25-29 August.
Abstract: This paper aims to describe the methodological process of identifying and measuring the teacher's and the teacher trainer's ICT competencies in an online learning environment in Higher Education undertaken within the framework of the European Project Elene-TLC. Reviewing the research on the online teacher's competencies demonstrates that, firstly, the method that is most frequently utilized to identify these competencies is the focus group. Secondly, the Delphi technique is the most frequently used technique to gather experts' consensus on which are the top competencies for the online teacher among the ones identified. The methodological proposal described in this paper consists in the creation of 7 online focus groups whose objective was to identify the online teacher trainer's competencies and those of the online teacher. The list of competencies obtained thus was subsequently given to the European experts participating in the application of the Delphi technique. These experts were asked to order the competencies according to their degree of importance. Results show that online focus group and Delphi method are appropriate methodologies to identify ICT university teachers' competences in online learning environments.
Language: English
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