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ERIC Number: EJ1092251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: EISSN-1541-4914
Communication Channels and the Adoption of Web-Based Courses by University Professors
Reid, Scott
Journal of Interactive Online Learning, v6 n3 p142-158 Win 2007
This qualitative study examines the structure and importance of communication channels in the adoption of Web-based courses by university professors. This study provides insight into the importance of informal communication among peers, the changing nature of communication networks, factors that impede communication, the role of change agents in facilitating communication channels, and the changing concept of "proximity" which is being developed in the context of increased use of information and communication technology. By offering insight into the communication channels of these adopters, valuable information is gained into possible strategies for encouraging adoption of Web-based courses.
University of Alabama. 152 Rose Administration, P.O. Box 870104, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada