Comparison of Instructional Behaviors Between Campus Business Instructors and Online Business Instructors in the North Carolina Community College System

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Title: Comparison of Instructional Behaviors Between Campus Business Instructors and Online Business Instructors in the North Carolina Community College System
Author: Doole, Kathleen Ruth
Advisors: Dr. John M. Pettitt, Committee Co-Chair
Dr. Ronald W. Shearon, Committee Member
Dr. Paula Berardinelli, Committee Member
Dr. Ellen S. Vasu, Committee Co-Chair
Abstract: This study compared instructional behaviors between campus business instructors and online business instructors in the North Carolina community college system. It also compared the relationship of eight factors to the instructional behaviors of campus and online business instructors in the North Carolina community college system. The study was conducted at 15 community colleges in North Carolina; five large-size enrollment colleges, five medium-sized enrollment colleges, and five small-sized enrollment colleges. A survey instrument was developed and validated by eight professionals with experience or expertise in online education. A descriptive research design guided the investigation that yielded statistical descriptive data about how the variables were distributed between campus business instructors and online business instructors. Analysis of Variance and Chi-Square were used to compare the instructional behaviors of campus business instructors and online business instructors in the North Carolina community college system, as well as, to determine if there was a significant difference in the instructional behaviors used by both types of business instructors based on age, years of teaching, gender, educational level, training, online learning experience, specific types of technology used, and the use of specific types of instructional behaviors. This study concluded that significant differences were found between campus instructors and online instructors for the Pedagogical, Social, Managerial, and Technical instructional behaviors. Campus instructors reported using certain instructional behaviors more often than online instructors.
Date: 2006-07-25
Degree: EdD
Discipline: Adult and Community College Education
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/5052


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