Title

Integration of Electronic Communication in Higher Education: Contributions of Faculty Computer Self-efficacy

Source of Publication

Internet and Higher Education

Abstract

How confident are college faculty to integrate technology in their teaching? This study examined relationships between faculty computer self-efficacy and integration of electronic communication when teaching. Faculty at a Research I land-grant university were mailed a self-report questionnaire yielding a 59 percent response rate. Over half used electronic communication in their courses, mostly for course-related announcements and deadlines, but least for synchronous communication. Computer self-efficacy scores differed on age, gender, college, integration, and computer experience. Low integrators and female faculty reported lower confidence in using computers. As universities offer courses with significant Web-presence, faculty development efforts need to increase self-efficacy by providing hands-on experiences in technologically supported environments.

Document Type

Article

First Page

221

Last Page

235

Publication Date

1-1-2000

DOI

10.1016/s1096-7516(00)00027-0

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