ERIC Number: ED422780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of a Prototype Internet and Online Information System Training Program for Adjunct Personnel Removed from Campus-Based Training Resources. Report No. 97-02.
MacFarland, Thomas W.
This report describes a prototype training program developed at Nova Southeastern University, Florida, to provide technology training to adjunct faculty, which comprises 60 percent of the university's faculty. The program relies mainly on self-paced instruction on the use of online information systems and Internet tools, and was structured so that participants would become familiar the university's computing infrastructure--with emphasis on: online access, the use of electronic mail, uploading and downloading files, use of the university's electronic library, file management, use of the World Wide Web and Internet tools, and use of Usenet newsgroups and listserv electronic mail discussion groups. Participants (n=18) in the 12-week training program were asked to evaluate the training videotape and to complete a self-assessment pretest and posttest of online computing skills. The videotape was given a mean rating of 4.5 (on a 1 - 5 scale). Participants' self-assessments showed a 31 percent increase in skill with online information systems. Individual sections of this report discuss the program's background, relevant literature, methodology, results, and recommendations. Appended are the two evaluation instruments. (Contains 60 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Information Systems, Inservice Teacher Education, Internet, Knowledge Level, Participant Satisfaction, Private Colleges, Program Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Staff Development, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.