Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1989

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Agricultural Education and Studies

First Advisor

W. Wade Miller

Abstract

The primary purpose of the study was to assess instructional technology used by the teaching and extension faculty in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. A secondary purpose was to determine the perceptions of the teaching and extension faculty regarding the future use of instructional technology in teaching and disseminating information;The population for the study was the faculty in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University who had teaching and/or extension responsibilities. Some of them also had research, administration, advising, and/or curriculum development assignment(s). The survey instrument consisted of 125 items. The instrument covered six areas: (1) demographic information; (2) use of instructional technology; (3) use of library facilities; (4) use of university facilities; (5) factors affecting selection of instructional technology; (6) perceptions about the future use of instructional technology; and (7) perceptions about instructional technology. Five-point likert-type scales were used for all areas except for demographic information. The data collected were reviewed for missing values and analyzed using SPSS-X and SPSS/PC+ packages. The statistical procedures employed were frequencies, reliability, t-test, and oneway analysis of variance;The findings revealed that 19.8% of the respondents were teaching; 26.6% were engaged in extension and other related assignment(s); and 53.6% were teaching and conducting research. About two-thirds were professors; one-fourth were associate professors; and one-eighth were assistant professors. No significant differences were found in the overall use of technology during a typical semester. All items under this category were also observed to be non-significant when the faculty were grouped by rank. The overall results were significantly different at 0.05 level between teaching and teaching with research groups when they were divided according to assignment(s);The use of facilities, i.e., library and university, was significantly different at 0.05 level between the groups; extension and other assignment(s); and teaching with research responsibilities when the faculty were divided according to assignment(s). No significant differences were found in the overall use of facilities when the faculty were grouped by their rank. No significant differences were observed for the factors affecting selection of technology when the faculty were grouped by rank and type of assignment(s). A difference did exist at 0.05 level between those who modified their teaching strategy to use technology and those who did not. No significant differences were recorded regarding the perceptions and future use of technology.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-8989

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Saban-Shah Bukhari Sayed

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI9003562

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

120 pages

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