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Faculty adoption and integration of technology at East Tennessee State University
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, East Tennessee State University, United States

Doctor of Education, East Tennessee State University . Awarded

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the demographic characteristics of faculty related to (1) faculty integration of technology, (2) the use of technological tools, (3) and the knowledge of computers and information technology of full-time faculty members at East Tennessee State University.

Four hundred forty-three full-time faculty members from East Tennessee State University were surveyed. The mailed and e-mailed returned responses for this study were 205. Eighteen hypotheses generated from 3 research questions were tested using Pearson Product-Moment Correlation, Analysis of Variance, Two-Way Analysis of Variance, and Multiple Regression Analysis.

This study showed that full-time faculty at East Tennessee State University possessed a positive attitude about the integration of technology and use of technological tools. The full-time faculty members also possessed a positive attitude towards the knowledge of computer and information technology.

Age did not have an impact on the integration of technology but was related to the use of technological tools and faculty knowledge of computers and information technology. No differences were found in the integration of technology, use of technological tools, and knowledge of computers and information technology in gender and ethnicity. The percentage of computer usage in the classroom was related to the integration of technology, use of technological tools, and knowledge of computers and information technology while no relationship was found with tenure status. Differences were found between academic units and faculty integration of technology however, no differences were found in academic units and the use of technological tools and knowledge of computers and information technology. No relationship was found between faculty integration of technology and the number of years teaching whereas a relationship was found with the use of technological tools and knowledge of computers and information technology.

Citation

Barnes, T.L. Faculty adoption and integration of technology at East Tennessee State University. Doctor of Education thesis, East Tennessee State University. Retrieved March 23, 2019 from .

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