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ERIC Number: EJ836033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0830-0445
Attitudes Affecting Online Learning Implementation in Higher Education Institutions
Mitchell, Betty; Geva-May, Iris
Journal of Distance Education, v23 n1 p71-88 2009
This study explores attitudes towards and affecting online learning implementation (OLI). In recent years there has been greater acceptance of online learning (OL) by institutional decision-makers, as evidenced by higher levels of institutional involvement; nevertheless, the increase in faculty acceptance lags behind. This gap affects the widespread adoption of OL. This paper proposes that faculty acceptance of OL is influenced by attitudes related to four variables that affect practice change: intellectual reluctance, support, change and cost-benefit. Inherently, these attitudes translate into behaviours that influence the level of resistance toward OLI. (Contains 4 endnotes and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada