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ERIC Number: EJ1166528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Information and Communications Technology Use as a Catalyst for the Professional Development: Perceptions of Tertiary Level Faculty
Meiki, Antoine; Nicolas, Maureen; Khairallah, Megan; Adra, Omar
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v13 n3 p128-144 2017
This study highlights the impact technology can have on the teaching-learning environment to the point of influencing and altering the educational ecosystem. A 5-point Likert scale was designed to elicit tertiary level instructors' attitudes regarding the use of ICT in their professional lives at an institution of higher education in North Lebanon. The survey also elicited responses concerning the use of the LMS, Moodle. The findings reveal some ambiguity in this population regarding the benefit of ICT in their professional lives and at this institution specifically. The findings support the design of a new innovative technology acceptance model which would link innovative teaching practices through the use of technology to perceptions of professional development. The research also resulted in recommendations for further research that could inform the development of a tertiary level educational ecosystem.
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Influence of Technology, Likert Scales, Postsecondary Education, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Ambiguity (Context), Educational Technology, Online Surveys, Instructional Innovation, Educational Practices, Teaching Styles, Database Management Systems, School Support, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dave Hill, St. Michael BB11000, Barbados. Tel: 868-663-9021; Fax: 868-645-9741; Web site: http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Lebanon