Robinson, Rhonda S.
Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)
Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
College teachers--Attitudes||Education, Higher--Computer-assisted instruction--Public opinion
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.
Bryan, H. Jean, "Web-enhanced teaching among post secondary faculty : levels of adoption and teaching beliefs" (2008). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 6689.
viii, 170 pages
Northern Illinois University
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