ERIC Number: ED418698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of an Internet Training Program for Distance Education Adjunct Faculty.
MacFarland, Thomas W.
Recognizing that adjunct faculty in a distance education program may not have convenient access to campus-based training activities, a self-paced 12-week training program was developed by Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, Florida). According to staffing by headcount, 63% of all faculty during Winter Term 1997 were part-time employees of the university. Twelve individuals in the Graduate Teacher Education Program participated in the project. At the beginning of the 12-week training session, participants received an instructional videotape which identified online training activities and a script of the videotape. Approximately two weeks into the project, participants were instructed to focus on structured laboratory exercises. Based on self-reported data, engagement in this program resulted in a 31% increase in skill with online utilities and other tools associated with the Internet. A summary of week-by-week activities is given, and two tables show the instructional video evaluation instrument results and pretest/posttest results. Recommendations are provided for improving the instructional videotape and training components. The Instructional Video Evaluation Instrument is included at the end of the document. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Nova Southeastern University FL; Technology Based Instruction
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Adjunct Faculty Guild (4th, Chicago, IL, April 1998).