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An investigation into the attitudes toward and participation in online instruction among higher education business education faculty at NABTE institutions
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, Mississippi State University, United States

Mississippi State University . Awarded

Abstract

Online instruction, instruction that is delivered in whole by the World Wide Web, is changing the way higher education is delivered. The study focuses on the attitudes toward and participation in online instruction among higher education business education faculty at NABTE institutions. The study is based on data obtained from an 81-item survey of the NABTE representatives in the United States. Of the 95 surveys conducted, 59 were returned for a response rate of 62%.

Findings reveal that higher education business education faculty have positive attitudes toward online instruction even though over half of the respondents do not have a strong desire to teach via online. The results indicated that there is a significant difference in the attitudes of higher education business education faculty toward online instruction based on training in online instruction, but there is not a significant difference in the attitudes of higher education business education faculty toward online instruction based on years of teaching experience. Over half of the faculty who teach a methods course have experience in online instruction, but few have chosen this method of instruction for their methods course for pre-service teachers.

The findings of the study reveal that higher education business education faculty are not as committed to teaching via online delivery as their departments, colleges, and institutions are. Teaching online courses increases teacher workload. Faculty indicated that time taken from research is an obstacle for teaching via online. Most business education methods courses for pre-service teachers are not offered online. Further research should examine why higher education business education faculty who teach a methods course for pre-service teachers do not teach this course online. Further study should also be conducted to establish criteria for determining the success of teaching a business education methods course online.

Citation

Fisher, D.J. An investigation into the attitudes toward and participation in online instruction among higher education business education faculty at NABTE institutions. Ph.D. thesis, Mississippi State University. Retrieved March 19, 2019 from .

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