Instructor Competencies for Online Courses

Yuksel I.

World Conference on Educational Sciences, Nicosia, CYPRUS, 4 - 07 February 2009, vol.1, pp.1726-1729 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.305
  • City: Nicosia
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1726-1729
  • Keywords: Online Education, Online Instructors, Competencies and Roles
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


With the great demand for online courses, there is a great necessity to determine the roles and competencies of teachers who plan to deliver online courses. Several authors of different countries and many of these scholars emphasis on these roles and competencies in many aspects describe the roles and competencies of online instructors. Thus, it is important to be aware of the studies done abroad to develop or determine the new roles and competencies in Turkish setting. This study aims at gathering the findings and suggestions of these studies and depicting the common roles and competencies. In this context, 14 studies were examined and the roles and competencies determined in these studies were gathered. The most repeated ones were selected by the author. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved