ERIC Number: ED470031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Making the Transition from Traditional to Cyberspace Classrooms.
Frey, Barbara A; Donehue, Ross
This study, conducted by the Instructional Technology Department (ITD) at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) in Western Pennsylvania, describes the results of a faculty needs assessment in the area of technology and distance learning. The Faculty Technology Skills Survey was administered to 490 full-time faculty members in order to determine faculty proficiency in using computer technology and the most effective strategies for developing distance learning. One hundred and one faculty members completed the survey, for a response rate of 21%. Key findings include: (1) 62% of faculty reported using a computer on a daily basis, with the highest usage in word processing software and email; (2) 49% of faculty respondents did not use the Internet in their classes, and 14% were not aware of the ways the Internet could be used; (3) 46% of the faculty identified lack of time as a major barrier to integrating more technology into their classrooms, and 33% noted that adequate technical support and lack of training were barriers as well. Based on the results, recommendations were made for preparing faculty to author and teach courses through the World Wide Web. A sample survey is appended. (CB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Program Implementation, Skills, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Integration, Training, Two Year Colleges
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