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Faculty Adoption of Distance Education Innovations In A Southwestern Rural Community College: A Longitudinal Study

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Title: Faculty Adoption of Distance Education Innovations In A Southwestern Rural Community College: A Longitudinal Study
Author: Klassen, Diane June
Advisor(s): Gunawardena, Charlotte Nirmalani (Lani)
Committee Member(s): Boverie, Patricia
Roark, Denis
Woodrum, Arlie
Department: University of New Mexico. Division of Educational Leadership and Organizational Learning
Subject: Distance Education
Faculty Adoption of Innovations
Concerns-Based Adoption Model
Technology in Education
LC Subject(s): Telecommunicatiion in education--Case studies
Internet in education--Case studies
Distance education--Southwest, New--Case studies
College teachers--Attitudes--Case studies
Educational technology--Psychological aspects--Case studies
Degree Level: Doctoral
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.
Graduation Date: May 2010
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/10883


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