Date of Award

1-1-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Quantitative Research Methods

First Advisor

Antonio Olmos

Second Advisor

Kathy Green

Keywords

Development, Faculty, Measurement, Online, Readiness, Scale

Abstract

Despite the growing importance of online education, faculty acceptance has remained unchanged. Training programs developed for faculty to teach online have often focused on assessing their cognitive rather than affective and behavioral outcomes. The Readiness To Teach Online scale was developed as part of a multiphase mixed method research project to measure faculty perceptions and motivations toward teaching online. Items in the subcategory Teaching and Learning measured perceptions of technology and online teaching, and motivations regarding resources and other external factors. Items in the subcategories Social and Student Engagement, Faculty and Technology Support, Course Development and Instructional Design, and Evaluation and Assessment collected baseline data for current practices. The pilot study of this scale demonstrated strong internal consistency reliability estimates and support for validity, showing moderately to highly correlated significant relationships between faculty perceptions and motivation to teach online; both perception and motivation constructs were moderately to highly correlated with Social and Student Engagement.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Angel Chi

File size

81 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Educational leadership, Educational evaluation, Higher education

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