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Day Three Workshop for Summer 2011 Online Instructors

Why Do (And Don't) University Faculty Do More with Elearning Technologies?

Conference Abstract http://sloanconsortium.org/conferences/2011/et4online/why-do-and-dont-university-faculty-do-more-elearning-technologies

Key Concepts:
Action research methodology

Internal and External Factors for using or not using technology
  • Internal Factors
    • Individual beliefs
    • Feelings of anxiety
      • Anxiety can be reduced by training
    • Psychological factors
    • Fears
    • Preferences
    • Perceptions
    • Perceptions of time and time management issues
    • Feelings of competence
      • Development of safe environment
  • External Factors
    • Demographics
      • Age
      • Gender
      • Economic?
    • Policies
    • Procedures
    • Class size
      • iLearn demo where instructor can download all assignment at once
    • Faculty support Systems (or lack of)
    • Incentives
    • Technological
      • Unified (simplified) grade book
      • Continued improvement to the UI
      • Sorting & searching
      • Flexibility and accessibility
      • UI consistency 
      • Reliability
      • sustainability/Maintainability
Problems with student resistance, but often due to inconsistencies in experience.  Quality of online experience linked to faculty development and uniform expectations regarding course design and experience.
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Donald Jordan,
Jul 12, 2011, 11:34 AM
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