Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy ETDs

Publication Date

6-28-2010

Abstract

The purpose of this longitudinal case study was to examine the faculty adoption of distance education in a rural community college over a span of ten years in the southwestern United States, beginning in 1999 with the adoption and implementation of an instructional television (ITV) system and ending in 2009 with the adoption and implementation of an online distance education system. The conceptual framework for this study was derived from recent research that addressed the characteristics of the rural community college and how faculty prepares to adapt to the changes brought upon them by the adoption and implementation of distance learning. In addition, two theoretical foundations, stemming from the influential work of Everett Rogers and his theory of the diffusion of innovations (1962), and the Concerns-Based Adoption Model, or CBAM, originally proposed by Hall, Wallace, and Dossett (1973), were reviewed.

Keywords

Distance Education, Faculty Adoption of Innovations, Concerns-Based Adoption Model, Technology in Education

Document Type

Dissertation

Language

English

Degree Name

Educational Leadership

Level of Degree

Doctoral

Department Name

Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy

First Advisor

Gunawardena, Charlotte Nirmalani (Lani)

First Committee Member (Chair)

Boverie, Patricia

Second Committee Member

Roark, Denis

Third Committee Member

Woodrum, Arlie

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