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Predictors of Faculty Acceptance of Online Education

An extended version of the Technology Acceptance Model was used to predict intention to teach online. One-hundred and twenty-seven faculty and administrators at an open-enrollment, public university completed an online survey examining acceptance of online courses and degree programs. Results demonstrated that the extended Technology Acceptance Model, which included facilitating conditions and faculty motivation to teach online versus face-to-face, was predictive of intent to teach online and interest in offering online degree completion programs, but it was not predictive of faculty members' perceptions of the value and legitimacy of online education. These data suggest that although technology acceptance is related to behavioral intentions to teach online, it is not related to perceptions... Show More


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