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ERIC Number: EJ1065586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1556-3847
Administrators' Attitudes toward Web-Based Instruction across the UT System
Olson, James N.; Hale, Douglas F.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v10 n4 Win 2007
Academic administrators play a critical role in supporting and otherwise encouraging faculty to participate in web-based learning. In the fall of 2000, administrators at five academic institutions in the University of Texas System were surveyed concerning their attitudes on web-based learning. Administrators were defined as Chairs, Deans, and Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs/Provosts of academic units. In fall 2006 the survey was repeated at the same academic institutions who participated in the first survey in order to determine what changes have occurred. Overall the administrator's perceptions are positively inclined toward Web-based instruction. They believe that high quality learning can take place in Web-based courses and they are interested in increasing Web-based instruction. The majority of administrators agreed that students were genuinely interested in Web-based courses, and they almost unanimously agreed that Web-based instruction can overcome students' traveling and scheduling barriers. On the other hand, administrators were concerned about the amount of time Web-based courses demand of faculty, as well as issues of academic dishonesty and students' self-discipline. Suggestions for the future were offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
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