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Perceptions and Attitudes of Selected University Professors towards Online Distance Education
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, , University of Memphis, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Many colleges and universities are hastening to answer the call of the growing number of online learners. Recent research, including Gibbons and Wentworth (2001) suggests that many colleges and universities are motivated by promising financial forecasts, while others are simply keeping up with peer institutions. Regardless of the reasons, the rush often results in significant aspects of the online distance learning paradigm being overlooked. The purpose of this research study is to identify the perceptions and attitudes of professors who have had experience teaching in a traditional environment and in an online environment at the University of Memphis. The study provides descriptive statistics and a qualitative analysis as to the perceptions and attitudes of professors toward online distance education. Additionally, this study may assist in identifying specific environmental characteristics of online teaching.

Citation

Hays, N. & Allen, L. (2007). Perceptions and Attitudes of Selected University Professors towards Online Distance Education. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 922-929). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 16, 2019 from .

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