Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Jessica Maeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:37:07Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:37:07Z
dc.date.issued2002-05-16en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05162002-121245en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32844
dc.description.abstractThere is literature available on the characteristics of good teachers and there is also literature that shows teaching differences by gender and by level of experience. Additionally, there are models of instruction that relate to distance education, as well as a model of good practice in undergraduate education. There is, however, a lack of research on whether those who teach distance education classes use these principles of good practice. There is also a lack of research on whether there are differences in the degree to which they use these practices by gender or by level of teaching experience. This study attempted to address the gap in the existing literature by examining whether distance educators use the principles of good teaching practice. Additionally, this study attempted to examine whether there are differences of use by teaching experience and by gender of instructor. For purposes of this study, one instructional design model was used (Chickering & Gamson, 1987). A 52-item survey, the Online Teaching Practices (OTP) Inventory, was developed specifically for this study. The OTP consisted of seven sections that measured the extent to which instructors implemented the seven principles in the design of their course curricula. The response options asked participants to numerically rate how well each item described their online class. Mean scores were used to assess the degree to which the principles were being used in general. Then ANOVAs were run to determine if differences existed between/among groups. Finally, in cases where there were three or more groups, independent t-tests were used to determine where those differences lay. Results revealed that instructors are implementing the seven principles into course curricula design. Additionally, a significant difference was found between males and females on one scale. Three significant differences were found based on level of teaching experience and three more differences by discipline were identified.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartJMTthesisend.PDFen_US
dc.relation.haspartJMTthesisbody.PDFen_US
dc.relation.haspartJMTthesisbegin.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectinventoryen_US
dc.subjectprinciplesen_US
dc.subjectgamsonen_US
dc.subjectchickeringen_US
dc.titleThe Use of Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Distance Educationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairHirt, Joan B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLockee, Barbara B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMuffo, John A.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05162002-121245/en_US
dc.date.sdate2002-05-16en_US
dc.date.rdate2003-06-17
dc.date.adate2002-06-17en_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Thumbnail
Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record