This is probably one of those requests that might show up on a listserv, discussion forum, email, or Facebook message to friends. But, what the hell…I’ll throw it out here on the blog…
One of my professors, Dr. Tiffany Koszalka, is looking for assistance…I thought, where better to turn than the edublogger community, right?
“The International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (IBSTPI) is looking at the possibility of creating a set of competencies for online learners. If you have experienced online learning, please help.
This is an exciting project! There is much scholarship on the characteristics of online learners and what makes them successful or not in online or blended learning environments, but there is no definitive set of competencies and performance standards that define the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that make online learners successful. Knowledge of these competencies (online learning knowledge, skills, and attitudes) is critical to instructional designers and educators who create and facilitate online and blended instructional and learning environments.
Below is a url for the survey IBSTPI has create to begin the identification of competencies. The survey is a little long and prompts for responses to some open-ended questions, but the information requested is essential to IBSTPIâ€™s work in this area.
Please take the time to complete the survey and help IBSTPI with its mission. Our hope is to being analyzing data by November 12.”
Thank you for your support on this study.
Director of IBSTPI
A starter….Self-efficacy, and…