Project publications

At the close of the project, the project team has presented a conference workshop paper, submitted a refereed book chapter and a conference abstract, and partially written two refereed journal articles, due for submission in March and July 2017, and is currently working on a refereed conference paper, due for submission in June 2017.

Project publications
Publications – presented or submitted in 2016
Conference proposal and workshopWorkshop submitted and workshop presented at 6th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference during 15-17 June 2016 in Halifax, Canada. The troublesome edge of teaching online: Using threshold concepts to design professional learning curricula for novice online teachers by Maria Northcote, Kevin Gosselin, Tony Rickards, Daniel Reynaud, Peter Kilgour, Catherine McLoughlin, Chris Boddey and Kerrie Boddey.Presented in June 2017, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Refereed book chapterIn response to the feedback received at the 6th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference, the research team wrote a chapter for an edited book, Threshold concepts at the edge, which is planned for publication in 2017 by Sense publishers and edited by Brad Wuetherick, Anne-Marie Ryan, Julie Timmermans and Ray Land. The title of the chapter is At the troublesome edge of recognising thresholds concepts of online teachers: A proposed learning threshold identification methodology by Maria Northcote, Kevin Gosselin, Peter Kilgour, Catherine Mcloughlin, Chris Boddey, Kerrie Boddey.Submitted for review in December 2016
Abstract for refereed conference paperAbstract submitted for a refereed paper at the 18th Biennial ISATT Conference 2017. What skills do I need to teach online? Researching experienced teacher views of essential knowledge and concepts in online pedagogy as a foundation for developing professional development for novice teachers?, by Maria Northcote and Catherine McLoughlin).Submitted 28 Dec 2016
Publications – due for presentation or submission in 2017
Refereed journal articleJournal article for Higher Education Research and Development (HERD): Threshold learning standards for beginning tertiary online teachersDue for submission in March 2017
Refereed conference paperRefereed conference paper for the ASCILITE (Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education) Conference in 2017 on the topic of implications of the study's results for professional development curriculum guidelinesDue for submission in June 2017
Refereed journal articleJournal article for Online Learning Journal (OLJ) on the topic of pedagogical guidelines for designing transformative professional development programs for novice online teachersDue for submission in July 2017


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Trinidad, S., Aldridge, J., & Fraser, B. (2005). Development, validation and use of the Online Learning Environment Survey. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 21(1), 60-81.