Perceptions of administrators on issues related to distance education in two-year colleges in Alabama
John Thomas Colagross, The University of Alabama, United States
The University of Alabama . Awarded
Changing demands in the marketplace are forcing students to seek flexible learning methods and colleges to rethink their mission and delivery methods. Since administrators will provide the leadership which determines the direction that colleges take in response to the demand for flexibility, the purpose of this study was to examine and compare the perceptions of administrators of 29 two-year colleges in Alabama on issues related to distance education.
The survey instrument was administered electronically over the Internet. Questions addressed such issues as mission, funding priorities, faculty training, and academic performance of distance education students. The findings revealed that most academic leaders believe that distance education is within the mission of the college and funding should be a priority. The administrators also agreed that faculty training should be supported but disagreed on incentives such as release time or monetary rewards. Only half of the respondents agreed that distance education students perform at the same academic level as traditional students.
Colagross, J.T. Perceptions of administrators on issues related to distance education in two-year colleges in Alabama. Ph.D. thesis, The University of Alabama. Retrieved March 20, 2019 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/116787/.
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