University of Wisconsin - Stout faculty and academic staff members' use of computer technology in their courses

by Turgeson, DeMil K.

Abstract (Summary)
The results of this research indicate instructors support the use of computer technology in their courses at UW-Stout when it is applicable. Instructors use computer technology in the planning and delivery of instruction. The areas researched were: barriers to use of technology, degree, level and scope of computer technology use by UW-Stout instructors, and instructors overall support of UW-Stout's efforts in being a digital learning environment. A survey was developed and distributed online to 438 UW-Stout instructors in the fall of 2005. The return rate was 32.6%. The data compiled in this research was from 143 completed and submitted surveys. The survey gave respondents an opportunity to voice their personal opinion on these issues. The quantitative results indicated instructors appreciate the technology and being on the cutting edge of academia. Instructors are integrating technology into their teaching, noting that it is a motivator to both students and teachers. The quantitative data indicated that instructors feel there is still a ways to go to be effective and efficient. There are concerns among educators at UW-Stout regarding the use of computer technology in their courses, including pressure from administrators and students, frequent changing of software and course delivery systems, lack of reliability (particularly Internet connectivity issues), students inappropriately using laptops during class, increased workload, techno stress, and issues of time. The Graduate School University of Wisconsin Stout Menomonie, WI
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School:University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

School Location:USA - Wisconsin

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:university of wisconsin stout computer assisted instruction


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