Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A descriptive qualitative study of instructors' perceptions in transitioning from a traditional classroom to online instruction
by Slovick, Elizabeth Ann, Ed.D., University of Phoenix, 2011, 372; 3463511
Abstract (Summary)

This descriptive qualitative case study explored the perceptions of instructors when transitioning from teaching in a traditional classroom to teaching in an online classroom in a community college environment. Twenty-two instructors who completed this transition were interviewed to determine the challenges they experienced. This study examined issues in leadership, changes, and adult education that were experienced by the instructors and addressed by the leadership at a community college. The leaders at similar schools can review the outcomes and recommendations to determine how results can be translated to similar schools transitioning to online instructional programs. The six themes explored were (a) communication; (b) training; (c) technology; (d) time; (e) standards; (e) security. These themes from this qualitative data were analyzed to compare perceived issues in transitioning from a traditional classroom setting to an online classroom.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Beier, Susanne
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 72/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Community college education, Educational leadership, Adult education, Teacher education, Educational technology
Keywords: Change, Community college, Education, Leadership, Online, Online education, Qualitative
Publication Number: 3463511
ISBN: 9781124761541
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