ERIC Number: EJ772141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Styles of Community College Instructors
Barrett, Karinda R.; Bower, Beverly L.; Donovan, Nancy C.
American Journal of Distance Education, v21 n1 p37-49 2007
This study examined the teaching styles of online instructors at Florida's 28 community colleges in an effort to determine if the instructors had adopted the learner-centered model touted in the literature. The Principles of Adult Learning Scale was the primary instrument used to collect data from 292 online instructors. The study revealed that nearly half of the participants (n = 135) scored in the middle range, with 84% (n = 244) of the participants' scores falling into the teacher-centered range. Although online distance education does have the potential to transition education from a teacher-centered orientation to a more student-centered orientation, continued efforts are needed to accomplish this shift.
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Community Colleges, Distance Education, College Faculty, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Curriculum
Lawrence Erlbaum. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/default.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Principles of Adult Learning Scale