Received: 13th November 2021; Revised: 17th May 2022, 21st May 2022, 24th May 2022; Accepted: 24th May 2022


  • Charat N. Khattapan PhD, Instructor – School of Education and Instructional Design & Technology Specialist Dakota State University, Madison, South Dakota, USA



Online Classes, Online Learning, Distance Education, Online Teaching, Online Instructors, Online Learning Environment, Online Teachers, Online Students, Faculty Development, Online Teaching Preparation Online Teaching Academy, Learning Management System, Online Class Technology


During the COVID-19 period, most of the classes were shifted from in-person to online learning for many universities across the globe. Some university instructors may have no or limited experience in online class settings and delivery. Many institutions provided training on how to develop and deliver online classes to their instructors, but the covered topics were scattered. This qualitative research was aimed to investigate the needs of the program, its usefulness, perceptions, and scope of topics that should be covered in online teaching preparation program. As result of this research, the skills and characteristics of effective online teachers were identified and discussed as well as details on mandatory topics that should be included in the training for online teaching in higher education institutions. The information on how to better prepare new online instructors was also presented. The research findings were applied to the existing DSU online teaching program or "Online Learning Academy" to enhance the preparation for online instructors, and they can also be applied and utilized to similar professional development at other institutions.


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How to Cite

Khattapan, C. N. (2022). THE CASE STUDY RESEARCH OF EXAMINING THE USEFULNESS AND PERCEPTION OF THE ONLINE TEACHING PREPARATION PROGRAM: Received: 13th November 2021; Revised: 17th May 2022, 21st May 2022, 24th May 2022; Accepted: 24th May 2022. PUPIL: International Journal of Teaching, Education and Learning, 6(1), 359–372.