Share Paper: Technology and Distance Teaching during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Deriving Constructs from an International Higher Education Survey

  1. Ottavia Trevisan, University of Padova, Italy
  2. Gerald Knezek, University of North Texas, United States
  3. Marina De Rossi, University of Padova, Italy
  4. Valentina Grion, University of Padova, Italy
  5. Rhonda Christensen, University of North Texas, United States
Monday, October 26 10:15-10:40 AM Room 3

Abstract: A survey of 120 faculty from different parts of the world was conducted during the spring and summer of 2020 to examine how the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted faculty’s perceptions of their academic world. The specific focus of the Higher Education Technology Survey was on faculty perceptions of and adjustment to teaching at a distance. Major findings were that three constructs representing distance teaching enthusiasm, distance teaching resolve, and distance teaching support were reliably assessed by the instrument and that while the levels of enthusiasm and resolve were significantly (p < .05) related to prior experience with and/or ...