Factors Affecting Faculty Members' Integration of Electronic Communication in Teaching


Durucu M. , Calisir F.

IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM 2009), Hong Kong, PEOPLES R CHINA, 8 - 11 December 2009, pp.1998-2002 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/ieem.2009.5373218
  • City: Hong Kong
  • Country: PEOPLES R CHINA
  • Page Numbers: pp.1998-2002

Abstract

Our study focused on the relative impact of faculty members' personal characteristics, computer self-efficacy, and attitudes toward the Internet on integration of electronic communication in teaching. By using survey methodology, data collected from 133 faculty members, who are from four different faculties at Istanbul Technical University. This study shows that computer self-efficacy in using the WWW is the only predictor of integration of electronic communication in teaching courses. Furthermore, we found out that computer self-efficacy in using the WWW was related to computer self-efficacy in using computer, computer self-efficacy in using e-mail, and faculty they belong to. The results suggest that these variables need to be considered when planning training programs or differential staffing for reconciling faculty and their integration of electronic communication in teaching courses.