ERIC Number: ED464622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Faculty Perceptions of Factors That Facilitate the Implementation of Online Programs.
Ensminger, David C.; Surry, Daniel W.
This paper describes the results of a study into the conditions that facilitate the implementation of innovations. This study originated from an earlier paper on the employment of the following eight conditions during the instructional design process: dissatisfaction with the status quo; skills and knowledge; adequate resources; rewards or incentives; adequate time; participation; commitment; and leadership. This study employed an online survey to assess faculty members' perceptions of the relative importance of these eight conditions when implementing an online degree program. The current study used case based scenario questions in order to operationalize the eight conditions. The purpose of this study was to determine which of the eight conditions faculty in higher education perceived as the most influential when implementing an online degree program. Results of the study can assist universities in implementing online degree programs. The results provide information concerning the perceived importance of the eight conditions that facilitate implementation. A copy of the questionnaire is appended. (MES)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Innovation, Questionnaires, Teacher Surveys, Web Based Instruction
For full text: http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed02/index.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Teaching, Learning, & Technology: The Connected Classroom. Proceedings of the Annual Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference (7th, Murfreesboro, TN, April 7-9, 2002); see IR 021 870.