Investigating faculty members’ technology integration intention and behavior: a case of a higher education institution

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2017
Çilsalar, Hatice
The technology-rich educational environment in higher education compels faculty members to integrate technology into their classrooms. Developing and supporting their technology integration behavior is needed to perform and maintain its continuity. To understand the factors affecting faculty members’ technology integration, mixed method designed was employed in the context of a faculty technology mentoring program at a public university in Turkey. Two main research questions guided this study: (1) How do self-efficacy, subjective norm, facilitative conditions, student influence, and attitude toward technology integration predict faculty members’ technology integration intention? (2) How do faculty members perceive their technology integration behavior in the faculty technology mentoring context? Data sources included the survey comprised of the dimensions of the decomposed theory of planned behavior and semi-structured interviews conducted with faculty members who attended to the program. The survey was implemented with 167 faculty members. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 17 faculty members who participated to the program. The multiple linear regression analysis revealed that attitude, self-efficacy, and student influence were predicting factors of the behavioral intention The qualitative analysis of the semi-structured interviews revealed relations of all dimensions of the theory during their exploration process and the challenges faculty members faced in the FTM program, their potential solutions, perspectives on the contributions of program, and suggestions to improve the FTM. Increase of awareness, more collaboration among peers, and more institutional support as a systematic change to support technology integration in higher education is important critically for dissemination of technology integration behavior.  

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H. Çilsalar, “Investigating faculty members’ technology integration intention and behavior: a case of a higher education institution,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2017.