ERIC Number: ED274343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Perspectives on the Role of Information Technologies in Academic Instruction.
Lewis, Raymond J.
This study focuses on the instructional role of computer, video, and audio technologies at the collegiate level in order to understand to what extent and in what ways faculty see these electronic technologies contributing to the solution of important instructional problems. Comments and questionnaire responses from 254 college faculty members provided the basis for the report. The study reveals a high degree of correspondence between the instructional problems college faculty say are most troublesome and the reasons they give for using the technologies. Faculty not only consider them appropriate tools for addressing the most difficult instructional problems, but also value their role in dealing with other important but less troublesome instructional problems. In general, the faculty who participated in this study view the instructional potential of computer, video, and audio technologies quite favorably. However, they are quite critical of the quality of most currently available instructional software materials, particularly computer software. The text is supplemented by 20 statistical tables. Four appendices provide copies of the questionnaires used in the study, software descriptions, and a technology use variable derived from questionnaire scores. (KM)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, College Faculty, College Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computers, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Information Needs, Information Technology, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Questionnaires, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Learning and Technology Services, Portland, OR.