Title

Technicians' Perceptions About Web-Based Courses: The University of Texas System Experience

Department

Sociology & Criminal Justice

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2002

Abstract

This study surveyed the technical staff responsible for facilitating the production of Web-based course materials in the nine academic components of the University of Texas (U.T.) System, focusing on their perceptions of faculty, student, and administrative/institutional preparation and support of Web-based instruction. Analysis of the results revealed that the majority of technical staff are satisfied with Web-based instruction. Several suggestions were offered for improving the quality of Web-based instruction in the U.T. System, including computer safeguard measures to deal with issues of academic dishonesty, more in-depth training for faculty, better student orientation, and precourse measures to screen out students who are underprepared for Web-based courses.

Journal

American Journal of Distance Education

Journal ISSN

1538-9286

Volume

16

Issue

4

First Page

245

Last Page

257

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1207/S15389286AJDE1604_4