Author

H. Jean Bryan

Publication Date

2008

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Robinson, Rhonda S.

Degree Name

Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)

Department

Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment

LCSH

College teachers--Attitudes||Education, Higher--Computer-assisted instruction--Public opinion

Abstract

This study employed a mixed-method research approach to examine relationships between university faculty integration of web-enhanced teaching and their beliefs about teaching. Quantitative methods included correlational analysis between levels of web integration, approaches toward teaching, and course and instructor characteristics. Data was collected through an online survey with 143 instructors participating. Qualitative methods examined the faculty member's experience at the supplemental level of web integration - where weekly materials such as assignments and lecture notes are routinely posted to the course website. A purposive sampling of nine participants was drawn from among the survey respondents. Methods included interviews, document review, and stimulated recall sessions in the form of a "tour" of the instructor's course website. Results focus on beliefs about students, faculty-student interaction, and viability and effectiveness of web-based interactions compared to face-to-face learning activities.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [134]-141).

Extent

viii, 170 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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