Faculty Perceptions about Teaching Online: Exploring the Literature Using the Technology Acceptance Model as an Organizing Framework

Nancy Pope Wingo, Nataliya V. Ivankova, Jacqueline A. Moss, online learning, Mar 30, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is a  good article that does exactly what the title promises. It is a survey article looking at a number of research studies on faculty use of technology from the perspective of the technology acceptance model (TAM). After a brief overview of the model, the paper summarizes the major findings (including an exceptionally useful table starting on page 19. Having said that, the report underlines common findings about faculty use of technology: they are more likely to use it if they feel confident in technology and report poorer experiences if they are less familiar with it. They are less enthusiastic about technology than their administrators, express concerns about quality, and were concerned about effectiveness, interactivity, and workload.

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