Share Paper: Faculty Attitudes toward Online Learning: OpenSUNY Results

  1. Peter Shea, University at Albany, State University of New York, United States
Thursday, June 30 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Junior Ballroom B

Abstract: Faculty attitudes about online learning have become a topic of considerable national investigation with consistently negative results reported (e.g. Allen & Seaman, 2015; Jaschik, & Lederman, 2014). This descriptive study reviews some of these results to frame a follow up investigation of more than 400 faculty in SUNY in which it was hypothesized that context can predict variability in attitudes. This replication of a recent national study of faculty attitudes documents such systemic variation. For example, SUNY faculty were 3 times as likely than national respondents to endorse statements reflecting equivalence of outcomes in online and classroom teaching. Results are ...