Inside Higher Ed recently released a report based on a survey of faculty attitudes on technology.
Here are a few noteworthy highlights:
- 75% of faculty support increased use of educational technologies
- The eLearning and Emerging Technologies team at GVSU provides faculty with support in the use of technologies in teaching.
- More than two-thirds (70%) support increased use of open educational resources (OER).
- 25% of professors said they had worked with an instructional designer on online or blended course, and 45% said they had received professional development about course design
- The eLearning and Emerging Technologies team at GVSU provides faculty with professional development through the IDeL team via the Foundations of Online and Hybrid Course Design and Development course.
- Instructors who had taught online were likelier than their peers (44% versus 9%) to say they had worked with a designer.
- The eLearning and Emerging Technologies team at GVSU provides faculty with instructional design through the IDeL team.
- Challenges to online effectiveness include: concerns for “at risk” students learning online, maintaining academic integrity, and engaging students in rigor.
…professors who have taught online view online more favorably
- 44% of college faculty members having taught at least 1 online course
- At GVSU, 288 faculty are teaching online or hybrid courses per year.
- 75% of instructors who’ve taught online said doing so helped “develop pedagogical skills and practices that have improved” their teaching:
- Think more critically about ways to engage students with content (68%)
- Make better use of multimedia content such as video and audio (65%)
- Use LMS better (61%)
- Experiment more and make changes to try to improve their students’ learning experiences (60%)
- At GVSU, faculty who have participated in the Foundations of Online and Hybrid Course Design and Development course have indicated that it has improved their face to face courses.
- 2 of 3 professors say their institution offers training in making course materials compliant with ADA
Learn more about the Inside Higher Ed “A Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology“