Teacher and Student Actual and Desired Usage of Technology Tools in an Online Course
Thomas Franza, Elsa-Sofia Morote, Stephanie Tatum, Dowling College, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This study examined the use of communication tools in the online courses of a medium-sized liberal arts college in order to compare the actual employment of current technology by faculty and students, as well as their desired incorporation of these tools. The data from this study supports that students wanted to utilize more technology tools in the online courses than they were currently using. Student responses showed an increased desire to use all but four of the twenty-two tools listed on the survey at the desired significant level of .05. The three tools that the students desired to use were chat groups, simulations, and two-way live video and two-way audio over the internet. While students showed an increased desire to use these tools, they did not desire to use all three of these technology tools with the same degree of frequency. The faculty interviewed for this study did not perceive the communication technology used to be sufficiently unreliable.
Franza, T., Morote, E.S. & Tatum, S. (2007). Teacher and Student Actual and Desired Usage of Technology Tools in an Online Course. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1982-1988). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).