How Ready Can You Be? Profiling Indonesian Teacher’s Preparedness for an Online Teacher Professional Development Program

Neny Isharyanti, Finita Dewi, Anuncius Gumawang Jati


Online teacher professional development has shown benefits in enhancing and improving teacher competences in providing classroom experiences which eventually may improve student academic achievements (de Kramer et. al, 2012). In designing an effective online teacher professional development, a need analysis needs to be conducted to successfully meet the teachers’ needs and design a program that is based on the teachers’ contexts and the complexities of teachers’ teaching practices. The article reports on the results of the need analysis conducted via survey and focus group discussions to 1544 teachers across Indonesia with the aim to design an online teacher professional development delivered via a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC). The results of the need analysis show that the MOOC needs to be designed carefully in terms of the technical requirements, content, and delivery of the MOOC.


online teacher professional development; MOOC; need analysis

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