ERIC Number: ED435319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
A Study of the Stages of Concern Expressed by College Faculty before and after a Professional Development Seminar in the Use of Educational Technology in Their Curricula.
Poplos, Charles Mitchell, III
A study examined the extent to which professional development could address faculty's concerns about the use of educational technology. The professional development took the form of a series of activities designed to assist college faculty in integrating technology into the curriculum. Subjects, 60 full-time and adjunct faculty at a small liberal arts college, were divided into experimental (n=24) and control (n=36) groups. Subjects were asked to complete two instruments: one measuring stages of concern and a technology use and training inventory. Subjects also participated in focused interviews on their knowledge and use of innovation. Results indicate that the participants in the professional development intervention group demonstrated some changes in the quality of their concerns, moving from awareness and information concerns to personal management and refocusing concerns. (Contains 91 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Wilmington College.