ERIC Number: ED437113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
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Instructional Technology and Faculty Development.
Holden, Carole A.
This paper explores the challenges instructional technology presents to faculty and administration. For example: students will not accept lectures that fail to draw upon Internet resources; integrating technology sparks the faculty debate that the use of technology will "dehumanize teaching and learning"; community college professors criticize that technology will "reduce their role in teaching"; and faculty feel that technology is a tool which will decrease their number and salary. The paper describes the development of A Technology Plan for County College of Morris (CCM), which included the formation of an Information Technology Committee. A faculty technology survey (appended in this paper) was used to determine the training needed to develop faculty skills in the use of technology to enhance teaching, learning, scholarship, and instructional delivery. Supporting faculty development in instructional technology required CCM to find a new faculty development model, which included elements such as a Teaching/Learning Technology Center, an Instructional Design Team, and the selection and implementation of WebCT as an online course management tool. The report describes a ten-step training program, How to Put Your Course Online (appended in this report), as part of the faculty development initiative. It describes lessons learned in the process of developing a faculty development model, which included utilizing a hybrid of many staff development models. (Contains 12 references.) (VWC)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Development, Educational Media, Educational Methods, Educational Technology, Faculty Development, Full Time Faculty, Information Technology, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement, Models, Staff Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Response
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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