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ERIC Number: EJ1101910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1303-6521
Influence of Attributes of Innovations on the Integration of Web-Based Instruction by Faculty Members
Mwaura, Catherine
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v3 n2 Article 6 p33-41 Apr 2004
More and more faculty members are using web-based instruction as part of their course or as complete courses, which has resulted in an entire web-based instruction programs and virtual universities. As such, web-based instruction is one of the major areas that are becoming key to the development of the Web. To the contrary, despite having accessible hardware, training, and discipline-specific media, some faculty members are hesitant to adopt web-based instruction. This study investigated factors influencing the decision process to adopt or reject web-based instruction by faculty members and results show that attributes of innovations such as trialability, observability, compatibility, relative advantages, and complexity, play a major role in the process.
Sakarya University. Esentepe Campus, Adapazari 54000, Turkey. Tel: +90-505-2431868; Fax: +90-264-6141034; e-mail: tojet@sakarya.edu.tr; Web site: http://www.tojet.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio