ERIC Number: ED466839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Creating Integrated Facilities: Community College Radiologic Technology Faculty Attitudes towards Instructional Technology, Distance Education, and Continuing Professional Education.
Noble, Lauren Brower
This study aims to: (1) determine if a relationship exists between faculty characteristics and attitudes concerning various forms of instructional technology; (2) document information regarding instructional technology training; (3) determine if a relationship exists between faculty characteristics and attitudes concerning distance education; (4) determine if a relationship exists between faculty characteristics and attitudes concerning continuing professional education; (5) document the number of Radiologic Technology programs that have joined partnerships with area hospitals and to identify the number of programs that are offered per year; (6) document whether or not Radiologic Technology faculty provide continuing education programs for radiographers in area hospitals; and (7) document how and how often Radiologic Technology programs provide continuing professional education programs for radiographers in area hospitals. The study utilized the survey method, including 115 of 123 surveys, for a response rate of 93%. Results revealed significant differences between the genders, relative to attitudes concerning the purpose of, participation in, and the offering of continuing professional education. In addition, even though the existence of integrated facilities was not widespread, a majority of the respondents indicated that their departments do offer some form of continuing professional education to area radiographers. Finally, a majority of respondents also indicated that institutional support and training for using instructional technologies and distance education was less than adequate. Survey instrument is appended. (Contains 73 tables and 88 references.) (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Doctoral dissertation presented to North Carolina State University for Ed.D. in Adult and Community Education.