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ERIC Number: EJ810003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1360-144X
The Factor Structure of Teaching Development Needs for Distance-Delivered e-Learning
Kanuka, Heather; Heller, Bob; Jugdev, Kam
International Journal for Academic Development, v13 n2 p129-139 Jun 2008
The purpose of this study was to better identify directions for addressing the needs of academics in institutions of higher education who teach technologically-mediated, distance-delivered courses. This single-case study aimed to examine the factor structure of a 16-item survey. The data for this study were drawn from a larger survey which examined the structures and practices that can improve technologically-mediated distance-delivered teaching practices. The participants (n=187) from this study were from a dedicated distance delivery institution in Canada. The findings revealed a four-factor model: (1) technical (Internet/Web resources); (2) social (interpersonal skills); (3) pedagogical (cognitive); and (4) managerial (teaching). The constructs identified were associated with the unique characteristics of teaching distance-delivered courses using Web and Internet-based communication tools--or "e-learning". The findings of this study should be of value to faculty developers whose institutions also offer distance-delivered e-learning courses and programs. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada