Inside Higher Ed released the 2013 edition of its annual Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology. As usual the survey is tilted heavily toward online/blended course technology (online classes, blended classes, and lecture capture) since that is where the growth in technology is highest.
Overview of the findings:
- MOOCs (massively open online courses) are a hot topic and controversial.
- Administrators are 3.5 times more likely to have higher expectations for the potential outcomes of online courses than are faculty.
- Faculty were fairly evenly divided over their assessment of the effectiveness of online courses’ delivery of content necessary to meet expected learning outcomes.
- Thirty-nine percent of faculty had taught a hybrid or blended learning class.
- Thirty percent of faculty say they have not taught online because no one had ever asked them to teach online.