College Faculty’s Perception of Technology Tools & Support

Session Description
The purpose of this survey research was to understand the perceptions of College of Education (COE) faculty members about technology tools and how to support online teaching faculty. Results indicate that the majority of COE faculty were confident with using technology tools for their professional career needs and for teaching with students. COE faculty also reported being confident in using the university-supported Laulima online course management tool (asynchronous) and the Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing tool (synchronous). The top three ways faculty preferred to learn new features or skills related to technology for teaching were asking a support person, attending formal coursework or training sessions and working with an individual tutor. The results of this study have implications for those who teach online as well as those who support them.
Ariana Eichelberger
Ariana Eichelberger, Associate Specialist and Instructional Designer, College of Education, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, United States
Dr. Ariana Eichelberger is an Associate Specialist and Instructional Designer in the College of Education. Eichelberger manages the Instructional Support Group of the College and coordinates the College’s faculty professional development program. As a faculty member of the Department of Learning Design and Technology, Eichelberger teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in instructional design and technology integration. She is also an instructional designer with the COE’s Distance Course Design and Consulting group (DCDC).
Peter Leong
Peter Leong, Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, United States
Dr. Peter Leong is an Associate Professor with the Department of Learning Design & Technology, University of Hawaii-Manoa. He has extensive experience in the development and delivery of online courses and distance education. Dr. Leong was the President of the Pan-Pacific Distance Learning Association and served as the President of the International Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the International Council of Educational Media. His research interests include student satisfaction with online learning, faculty support for technology integration, technologies for distance education and teaching & learning in virtual worlds.
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