ERIC Number: ED436125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
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Portrait of the Early-Adopter: Survey of Instructors of WWW Courses, Spring 1998.
Wilson, Carol W.
A portrait of the early-adopter of World Wide Web (WWW) courses is painted in the results of a survey of the 71 instructors who had a WWW course listed on the Southern Regional Electronic Campus (SREC) during the first semester of its operation, Spring 1998. Data about their perceptions, practices, concerns, and the institutional norms under which they work were collected. The data collected from the survey yielded a prioritized list of faculty concerns and needs. Institutions must develop the infrastructure to provide technical training, technical support, administrative support, time for faculty to develop and teach these courses, a revised faculty reward system, and reliable computer hardware. The delivery of distance education on the WWW has great potential that cannot be realized until the needs and concerns of the faculty that will develop the courses are met. Contains 15 references. (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), College Faculty, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Higher Education, Instructional Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, World Wide Web
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