ERIC Number: EJ1111166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Instructor Perceptions of Web Technology Feature and Instructional Task Fit
Strader, Troy J.; Reed, Diana; Suh, Inchul; Njoroge, Joyce W.
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, v10 n3 p52-65 2015
In this exploratory study, university faculty (instructor) perceptions of the extent to which eight unique features of Web technology are useful for various instructional tasks are identified. Task-technology fit propositions are developed and tested using data collected from a survey of instructors in business, pharmacy, and arts/humanities. It is proposed that the Web technology features can be classified into three groups. Ubiquity and universal standards are primary features that are useful for supporting all of the teaching tasks. Richness, interactivity, information density, and personalization are contextual features which are each useful for specific tasks. Global reach is of secondary importance for supporting traditional classroom instructional tasks. Support is found for each proposition except universal standards and social technology is not perceived to be as important as anticipated. Implications and conclusions are discussed for learning management system designers, instructors, and educational technology researchers.
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Internet, College Faculty, Computer Uses in Education, Teacher Surveys, College Instruction, Integrated Learning Systems, Performance Factors, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
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