Factors affecting faculty attitudes toward use of interactive video as an instructional delivery system in selected graduate nursing programs in Texas
Renee Drabier, Texas A&M University, United States
Texas A&M University . Awarded
This descriptive study examined factors affecting faculty attitudes toward use of interactive video among the population of graduate nursing faculty at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Of the 63 graduate nursing faculty in the selected Universities, 48 agreed to participate by the return of their questionnaire.
In answering the research questions posed in this study, the data suggested the following: (1) the majority of graduate nursing faculty were willing to use interactive video to teach academic classes; (2) academic rank was higher among the faculty who taught using interactive video as compared to those who did not teach using interactive video; and (3) of the factors identified in the literature as impacting faculty attitudes toward use of interactive video, control over the day-to-day instruction was the only factor with a statistically significant difference between the faculty who taught using interactive video and those who did not. Faculty who taught using interactive video viewed their level of control as higher than faculty who did not teach using the telecommunications media.
Findings in regard to faculty willingness to use interactive video indicated that the majority (71%) had experience teaching academic nursing classes using interactive video. Most of the faculty first used interactive video between 1990 and 1994, and 60% of the faculty that taught using interactive video considered themselves either innovators or early adopters of the technology. Forty percent of the nurse educators were introduced to interactive video through a colleague, with a resulting high level of adoption of the interactive video innovation. Graduate nursing faculty who taught using interactive video were more positive toward its use than nonparticipating faculty.
Drabier, R. Factors affecting faculty attitudes toward use of interactive video as an instructional delivery system in selected graduate nursing programs in Texas. Ph.D. thesis, Texas A&M University. Retrieved March 24, 2019 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/116661/.
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