ERIC Number: ED474554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Implementation of Online Education Programs: Faculty Perceptions of the Conditions That Facilitate Implementation.
Ensminger, David C.; Surry, Daniel W.; Miller, Michelle A.
This paper describes the results of a study into the conditions that facilitate the implementation of innovations. The following eight conditions that facilitate the implementation of technological and program innovations have been identified: (1) dissatisfaction with the status quo; (2) skills and knowledge; (3) adequate resources; (4) rewards or incentives; (5) adequate time; (6) participation; (7) commitment; and (8) leadership. This study emphasized the need for instrumentalist perspectives when implementing instructional technology into institutions of higher education. An online survey was employed to assess faculty perceptions of the relative importance of the eight conditions when implementing an online degree program. Scenario-based questions were used in order to operationalize the eight conditions. The purpose of the 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. (Contains 23 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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