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A Study of Faculty Readiness for Online Teaching PROCEEDINGS

, , , California State University San Bernardino, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The readiness for online teaching of 100 university instructors was investigated by using a survey to measure their confidence to carry out four online teaching roles: instructional, social, managerial, and technological. Rasch-Andrich method and regular statistical analyses were used for item analysis and data analyses. Results indicate that most of the survey items functioned satisfactorily and that the instrument was able to distinguish instructors who indicated high confidence in their abilities in each of the four roles, and that there is significant difference in the confidence level of faculty with and without online teaching experience. These results tend to point out the need for training programs that will address skills where lowest confidence was indicated, and the need for clear differentiation of training opportunities for faculty with and without online experience.

Citation

Newberry, B., Jesunathadas, J. & Santiago, R. (2007). A Study of Faculty Readiness for Online Teaching. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2426-2433). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 16, 2018 from .

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