ERIC Number: ED482703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
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Faculty Teaching Goals in the Online Environment.
Hardy, Kimberly A.
The purpose of this dissertation is to identify the instructional goals of faculty who teach in the web-based environment and compare those to the goals of faculty who teach traditional, face-to-face course. Study participants were faculty members from two year public community colleges in Florida and the data was collected via a website that hosted the Teaching Goals Inventory (TGI). Faculty was divided into three groups based upon experience in teaching online courses and then matched on discipline. The study found definite preferences among faculty who teach traditional and web-related courses and that teaching in a web-based environment has an affect on their instructional goals. The study concludes that the findings in the report are significant and that they can lead to considerable improvements in overall teaching effectiveness. Further studies need to be completed on this topic because solely based upon the findings in this study, it is difficult to ascertain whether the effects on the teaching goal among the groups of faculty were influenced by the technology of the web-base setting or by the fact that faculty needed to readjust their teaching styles to accommodate a change in the learning environment. Contains 3 appendices and 96 references. (MZ)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Florida State University.