Self-efficacy and Satisfaction With Teaching in Online Courses.Nurse Educ 2020NE
Growth of online education has increased the demand for satisfied educators with perceived self-efficacy in online teaching. Teaching self-efficacy is an indicator of the belief that one can make a difference in student learning outcomes.
The aim of this study was to examine the level of teaching self-efficacy and satisfaction of online nursing faculty.
This study used a descriptive cross-sectional survey design. Faculty satisfaction was measured by the Online Instructor Satisfaction Measure, and self-efficacy for online teaching was measured by the Michigan Nurse Educator's Sense of Efficacy for Online Teaching instrument.
The sample included 100 faculty in multiple schools of nursing who taught at least 1 online course in RN to BSN or graduate nursing programs. Overall, participants had relatively high levels of online teaching self-efficacy and satisfaction.
Teacher self-efficacy can be facilitated through faculty development and increased experience teaching online.