The group convened and created a list of questions, to which the answers will provide additional insight into the use of an LMS by faculty and academic programs.

  • What do faculty like about an LMS and what else might be needed to improve the experience?
  • What types of training and support is most effective and what might be offered to improve the experience?
  • What are the reasons that faculty choose to not use an LMS?
  • What would encourage faculty to extend their use of an LMS?
  • Where do faculty commonly experience issues or “get stuck.”

The report of the “2010 Faculty Survey on Online Teaching, Learning and Support” survey was identified as a resource that will help answer these questions. More information about the survey is available on the Learn@UW Executive Committee web site. Group members will review the results, including the significant volume of open-ended comments supplied by the respondents.

The group discussed other opportunities to learn about faculty needs, e.g. focus groups, and will continue to explore viable options. Additional updates will be posted to the blog as developments continue.

Posted by Peter Mann (11/29/10)