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ERIC Number: EJ917870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1547-500X
Motivational Factors Affecting the Integration of a Learning Management System by Faculty
Gautreau, Cynthia
Journal of Educators Online, v8 n1 Jan 2011
Online courses taught using a learning management system are common in higher education. Teaching online requires a new set of skills, knowledge, and professional growth. Faculty development programs often overlook factors that promote or inhibit the use of technologies among professors. This study identified the motivation factors that faculty consider relevant to their personal decision to adopt a learning management system. A needs assessment evaluation methodology was applied to investigate two research questions. The first question analyzed the demographics of the participants in this study including gender, age, tenure status, department, and years of experience using a technology and using an LMS. The second research question investigated the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that motivate faculty to adopt a learning management system in their instruction. Participants (N = 42) were tenured and tenure track faculty instructing at a four year public university in California. (Contains 2 tables.)
Journal of Educators Online. 500 University Drive, Dothan, AL 36303. Web site: http://www.thejeo.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California