HELMeTO 2022

4th International Conference on Higher Education Learning Methodologies and Technologies Online

September 21-23, 2022
Palermo, Italy

Online Faculty Development: Next Steps for Practice and Future Research​

Aim and Scope

The special track offers the opportunity to discuss advantages and disadvantages of online faculty
development, exchange knowledge and experiences on online learning systems in higher education, identify
next steps for practice and future research.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
– current trends in online Faculty Development
– online faculty development initiatives
– online transformative learning in higher education
– Faculty Professional Development models to teach online
– online learning systems for high-quality teaching in higher education
– technology strategies and adequate support for faculty development
– virtual learning environments and distance methods for improving the performances of the
universities and academic teachers’ professional development
– teaching skills of academic teachers in distance learning
– online learning outcomes assessment
– evaluation models, strategies and tools for Distance Education
– changes in training academic teachers caused by the pandemic

Potential Scopes of Interest

The special track will offer an opportunity for teachers, researchers, instructional designers and stakeholders
(administrators, ministerial representatives, institutes for the assessment of the quality of the university
system, scientific and professional associations, local groups) to identify and discuss new promising research
directions in the enhancement of online university teaching and in the innovation of Higher Education


Loredana Perla Dept. of Educational Sciences, Psychology, Communication, University of Bari Aldo Moro
Viviana Vinci Dept. of Law, Economics and Human Sciences, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria

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