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Faculty Perceptions of Factors That Facilitate the Implementation of Online Programs.

Ensminger, David C.; Surry, Daniel W. Publication Date: April 1, 2002

This paper describes the results of a study into the conditions that facilitate the implementation of innovations. This study originated from an earlier paper on the employment of the following eight conditions during the instructional design process: dissatisfaction with the status quo; skills and knowledge; adequate resources; rewards or incentives; adequate time; participation; commitment; and leadership. This study employed an online survey to assess faculty members' perceptions of the relative importance of these eight conditions when implementing an online degree program. The current study used case based scenario questions in order to operationalize the eight conditions. The purpose of this study was to determine which of the eight conditions faculty in higher education perceived as the most influential when implementing an online degree program. Results of the study can assist universities in implementing online degree programs. The results provide information concerning the perceived importance of the eight conditions that facilitate implementation. A copy of the questionnaire is appended. (MES)

Notes: In: Teaching, Learning, & Technology: The Connected Classroom. Proceedings of the Annual Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference (7th, Murfreesboro, TN, April 7-9, 2002)