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ERIC Number: EJ1073259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5847
An Examination of Faculty Innovativeness in Relation to Inductive Teaching and the Use of Technology
Forrer, Donald A.; Wyant, Nancey A.; Gordin, Patricia C.
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v7 n1 p7-18 2014
The conceptual framework for this research describes the processes faculty use to create an online course that meets learning outcomes while creating a positive learning experience for the online student. This involves acceptance of technology to create a course structured for inductive learning in addition to traditional deductive learning. The presence of faculty innovation is demonstrated by the design of inductive learning exercises. Innovative professors must continue to enhance the quality of their online delivery in an effort to achieve the same educational outcomes acquired in a traditional classroom. However, many professors are reluctant to embrace online delivery software and technology designed to enhance the classroom. This research identifies innovation, technology acceptance, inductive learning, and quality enhancement as measures online quality in an academic environment. The assessment instrument for this research is the Rubric for Online Competencies and Standards (ROCS) developed by Hodges University. The ROCS consist of twenty-eight quality indicators in six categories extracted from a combination of regional standards from accreditation bodies including, but not limited to: SACS, Sloan-C, and EDUCAUSE.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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