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ERIC Number: EJ921912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 0
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1556-3847
Who's on First in Distance Education?
Ansah, Angela O.; Neill, Pattie; Newton, Jodi
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v14 n1 Spr 2011
The study sought to assist higher education administrators in investment decisions on distance education programs among its schools. The focus of the study was to determine differences in schools within public 4-year universities in the use of technology-based distance education (TBDE). Specifically, the study examined the differences with respect to interest, knowledge, administration, extension or enhancement; as well as a perceived impact on self, students, and interdisciplinary activities. The results revealed that a greater proportion of nursing faculty taught using TBDE than faculty of other schools. The nursing and education faculty showed greater TBDE interest, enhancement, and concern for its impact on students and faculty collaboration, than the faculty of the other schools. The findings reflect the characteristics of groups predisposed to the use of TBDE in instruction, i.e., educators inclined to use the facilitative approach in instruction, who have a great need to increase the number of their graduates in the field; and who tend to have adult-learners as students. The faculty of the schools of nursing and to a lesser extent the faculty of the schools of education fit this profile. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A