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ERIC Number: EJ1241972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2327-5324
Perceptions of Community College Students and Instructors on Traditional and Technology-Based Learning in a Hybrid Learning Environment
Washington, Lukishia Denise; Penny, Glenn Richard; Jones, Don
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v23 Jan 2020
A community college had been attempting to integrate technology into instruction. For example, as a part of the school's attempt to integrate technology, a computer lab was added to all literacy classes in order to create a hybrid model. However, evidence indicated the laboratories were not being used effectively. There was too little exposure to technology and what exposure there was inconsistent. The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes of faculty toward integration of technology into classroom instruction and the perceptions of students toward technology as a part of their learning. Data collection for this qualitative study was based on semi-structured interviews from 6 students and 6 instructors from the community college under study. Data were transcribed, coded, and analyzed. This process resulted in 3 major themes (technology integration, barriers, and traditional learning) and 5 subthemes (trends in higher education, continuing learner, unlimited access, limited access and support and technology adoption and its potential). The findings revealed that instructors were primarily at ease with technology but failed to integrate technology sufficiently to create an effective hybrid instruction model. Students wanted more exposure to learning technology, believing that experience with emerging technology was needed to acquire jobs now and in the future. Our recommendations called for increased professional development for faculty and greater organizational support for the college's change initiative.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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