ERIC Number: EJ848352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Teachers' Perceptions of School Websites: Two-Way Communication between School and Community
Dorrah, Harvey, Jr.; Whale, David E.
Journal of School Public Relations, v25 n4 p364-373 Fall 2004
The purpose of this research was to ascertain teacher perceptions of and involvement in website development, maintenance, and appropriateness. One hundred two teachers responded to a web-based survey asking them about their school or district websites. The role of teachers in this endeavor appears appropriate but underutilized. Overall, teachers offered strong support for their websites in terms of providing useful information and ease of understanding and gave a positive overall impression. Teachers and the public, however, have few opportunities to provide such advice or evaluation. It is recommended that teachers have a more active role in website maintenance and evaluation.
Descriptors: Internet, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Participation, Web Sites, Technical Support, Computer Software Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Information Networks, Questionnaires, Mail Surveys, Institutional Advancement, Organizational Communication
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