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ERIC Number: EJ855715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0158-7919
Factors Influencing Faculty Satisfaction with Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Bolliger, Doris U.; Wasilik, Oksana
Distance Education, v30 n1 p103-116 May 2009
Faculty satisfaction is considered an important factor of quality in online courses. A study was conducted to identify and confirm factors affecting the satisfaction of online faculty at a small research university, and to develop and validate an instrument that can be used to measure perceived faculty satisfaction in the context of the online learning environment. The online faculty satisfaction survey (OFSS) was developed and administered to all instructors who had taught an online course in fall 2007 or spring 2008 at a small research university in the USA. One hundred and two individuals completed the web-based questionnaire. Results confirm that three factors affect satisfaction of faculty in the online environment: student-related, instructor-related, and institution-related factors. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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