University professors in face to face and mixed courses: Conceptions of teaching
Victor Manuel Padilla Montemayor, Ma. Concepción Rodríguez Nieto, José Armando Peña Moreno, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Student-centered education and the incorporation of new information and communication technologies are currently relevant. Implementing these two aspects requires a professor whose conception of teaching match this goal, as these ideas could make the process easier or more difficult. The objective of this qualitative study was to detect and analyze university professors’ conceptions of face-to-face, mixed, and online teaching. An open-ended questionnaire about their conceptions about teaching modalities was answered by 18 professors; their answers were reviewed through content analysis. Results show face-to-face professors have a negative conception of online teaching, a conception of mixed teaching as distancing professors and students, and a conception of face-to-face teaching as enriching. Professors of mixed sources have positive and different conceptions of the three modalities.
Padilla Montemayor, V.M., Rodríguez Nieto, M.C. & Peña Moreno, J.A. (2010). University professors in face to face and mixed courses: Conceptions of teaching. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2865-2872). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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