D.Petherbridge, April 16, 2007

Technology Use & Attitudes

Instrument Instrument Focus Audience Type of Instrument Number of Questions Source Other Info
* Faculty Attitudes Toward Information Technology (FAIT) Provides assessment of university faculty attitudes toward new information technologies. University Faculty Likert 68

http://www.tcet.unt.edu/research/survey/faitdesc.htm

(Has been used in several research studies)

15 minute completion time

Has scoring guide

Has good reliability scores

Attitudes Toward using Technology in Teaching Scale Provides quick assessment of university faculty attitudes toward using technology in teaching. University Faculty Likert 5

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/theses/available/etd-03052007-083230/unrestricted/etd.pdf

(was adopted from the Teachers Attitudes Toward Computers & the FAIT questionnaires found at: http://www.tcet.unt.edu/research/)

2 minute completion time

Has very good reliability score (.92).

See Table 1.1

WebCT Vista Professional Opinion Survey Provides assessment of university faculty, administrators, support staff (e.g. professionals) about the value added to a course by using WebCT Vista University faculty, administrators & course support staff Likert & open ended 23 The NCSU Fall 2005 Vista Professional Opinion survey ( http://delta2.ncsu.edu/slic/slic_subcommittees/assessment/vista_general_release_fall05_faculty_survey.pdf )was based on, with permission, a survey done by the Office of Institutional Research at East Georgia College in Spring 2003. Permission given by David Gribbon, Director of Institutional Research, October 13, 2005. See http://www.ega.edu/facweb/irp/Surveysandreports/EOSvistaopinionsurvey/eosvistiaopinionreport.html#Educational%20value for details. 15 – 20 minute completion time, could just use Likert statements 7 – 16 (opinion of LMS in enhancing learning/supporting course)


Scales:

Table 1.1 Attitudes Toward using Technology in Teaching Scale

Learning about using computer technology in my teaching practices is exciting to me. 1 2 3 4 5
I enjoy using computer technology in my teaching practices. 1 2 3 4 5
Having computer technology to use with my class would be (or is) enjoyable for me. 1 2 3 4 5
I would take a position where I was expected to use computer technology in my teaching practices. 1 2 3 4 5
The use of computer technology would help support the content that I currently teach. 1 2 3 4 5

 













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