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ERIC Number: EJ795655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0011-8052
A Longitudinal Study of Information Technology Impact on Business Faculty in Distance Education
Zhao, Jensen, J.; Alexander, Melody W.; Perrreault, Heidi; Waldman, Lila
Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, v49 n3 p55-68 Fall 2007
This longitudinal study compared business faculty's use of information technology in distance education as well as their perception of the technology's impact on their productivity and technology preferences between 2000 and 2006. Data were collected from 81 professors in 2000 and 140 professors in 2006 at AACSB-accredited business colleges across the nation. The findings indicate that (a) faculty in 2006 used Internet-related technologies more frequently but used traditional mail, fax, telephone and voice mail significantly less as compared with those in 2000; (b) while both the 2000 and 2006 groups rated email and Internet lecture notes and assignments as primary tools in enhancing their productivity, significantly more faculty in 2006 also rated Internet/Web-based discussion groups as a productivity enhancer; and (c) compared with the 2000 faculty, significantly more faculty in 2006 ranked Internet/TV-related technologies as preferred tools in distance education. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A