Degree Name

EdD (Doctor of Education)

Program

Educational Leadership

Date of Award

12-2003

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Nancy Dishner

Committee Members

Terrence A. Tollefson, Russell F. West, Harold Lee Daniels

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the demographic characteristics of faculty related to (1) faculty integration of technology, (2) the utilization of technological tools, (3) and the knowledge of computers and information technology of full-time faculty members at East Tennessee State University.

Four hundred forty-three full-time faculty from East Tennessee State University were surveyed. The total mailed and e-mailed returned responses for this study were 205. Eighteen hypotheses generated from 3 research questions were tested using Pearson Product-Moment Correlation, Analysis of Variance, Two-Way Analysis of Variance, and Multiple Regression Analysis.

This study showed that full-time faculty at East Tennessee State University possessed a positive attitude about the integration of technology and utilization of technological tools. The full-time faculty members also possessed a positive attitude towards the knowledge of computer and information technology.

Age did not have an impact on the integration of technology but affected the utilization of technological tools and faculty knowledge of computers and information technology. No differences were found in the integration of technology, utilization of technological tools, and knowledge of computers and information technology towards gender and ethnicity. The percentage of computer usage in the classroom did have an affect on the integration of technology, utilization of technological tools, and knowledge of computers and information technology while tenure status had no effect. Academic units positively affected the faculty integration of technology but had no effect on the utilization of technological tools and knowledge of computers and information technology. No relationship was found between faculty integration of technology and the number of years teaching whereas a relationship was found with the utilization of technological tools and knowledge of computers and information technology.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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