Community College Perceptions of Online Education: A Review of the Literature

Community College Perceptions of Online Education: A Review of the Literature

Robert Lee Taylor III (Richmond Community College, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6555-2.ch012
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Abstract

When a college's faculty, staff, or students perceive distance learning negatively, the implementation of distance learning can be adversely affected. This chapter addresses the perceptions of community college educators regarding the increased frequency of distance learning at their institution. It explores the current literature on distance education. Key components such as instructor skepticism, ethics, faculty development, and evaluation methods are the crux of the information. Research has been conducted in many different areas and about many different perceptions and points which are examined.
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Faculty perception of distance education is a significant factor that will have ramifications regarding the faculty and student success. Topic areas that are of concern for faculty, students, and administrators are ethics, instructor skepticism, faculty development, instructor challenges, financial affects student behavior and increased workload.

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