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ERIC Number: EJ1139969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Self-Expression, Social Roles, and Faculty Members' Attitudes towards Online Teaching
Glass, Chris R.
Innovative Higher Education, v42 n3 p239-252 Jun 2017
There is a widening gap between administrators' and faculty members' attitudes towards online education. This post-positivist grounded theory study explored features of the experiences that shaped sixteen faculty members' attitudes towards online education. Two features are identified: (a) they strived to express subject matter of personal significance, and (b) they strived to take on various social roles. The degree to which these efforts were facilitated--or thwarted--shaped their attitudes towards online education. This analytical focus recognizes that online education changes not only how faculty members teach; it also introduces new activities that affect the meaning of teaching for faculty members.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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