ERIC Number: EJ1135791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Online CTE in the Community College
Garza Mitchell, Regina L.; Etshim, Rachal; Dietz, Brian T.
Career and Technical Education Research, v41 n3 p193-212 Dec 2016
This single-site case study explored how one community college integrated online education into CTE courses and programs. Through semi-structured interviews and document analysis, the study explores how one college integrated online education (fully online, hybrid, and web-enhanced) into areas typically considered "hands-on". Participants included three faculty members who teach in CTE programs that have integrated online education and three administrators. Although the college is a leader in online education, CTE courses and programs were slow to integrate online components. Findings reflected the way the college has maintained essential components of its culture and identity, how intrinsic motivators led the college to embrace online elements, and the hesitations and limitations that inhibit and guide future potential growth in online CTE.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Career Education, Technical Education, Community Colleges, Semi Structured Interviews, Documentation, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning, College Faculty, Administrators, Technology Integration
Association for Career and Technical Education Research. Web site: http://acteronline.org/publications/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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