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ERIC Number: ED550429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 259
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2678-2356-4
Distance Education: Faculty and Administrators' Perceptions of the Degree of Technology Infusion
Snell, Michelle D.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, St. John's University (New York), School of Education and Human Services
This researcher examined the five attributes of Rogers Diffusion of Innovation. Perceptions of the degree of the infusion of technology and distance education were analyzed using Rogers (1995) five attributes. A survey was used together with the data from faculty and administrators of a community college with a distance education program that has grown eighty-nine percent in five years. Mean testing was used to determine the alignment between motivating factors and inhibiting factors. Results from the respondents for experienced online instructors were the desire to learn new skills and greater access for students, which are factors of the relative advantage attribute by Rogers. Respondents with no online experience thought they did not have to develop an online course or distance education did not fit into their course content. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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