Author

Joanne Leight

Defense Date

8-18-2004

Graduation Date

2004

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

EdD

Department

Instructional Leadership Excellence (ILEAD)

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

Barbara M. Manner

Committee Member

Carol S. Parke

Committee Member

Catriona Higgs

Keywords

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, physical education, web-based

Abstract

The use of web-based instruction (WBI) in Physical Education and related Departments in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PSSHE) was studied by analyzing computer use, obstacles to WBI, factors supporting WBI, degree of WBI implementation, WBI for Physical Education majors versus non-majors, and types of courses that utilize WBI. The data were collected via an instrument returned by 57 of 148 faculty members surveyed. Data analysis indicated the following: primary obstacles to WBI utilization were lack of time to prepare and lack of adequate training; the primary factors supporting WBI utilization were software and hardware resources. Data indicated over half of the respondents used WBI to some degree, and those who did not indicated their intention to utilize WBI in the future. Required courses for majors and non-majors utilized WBI more than elective courses. WBI was used most often for methods courses within the major. The amount of computer training received, gender, faculty rank, experience teaching in higher education, and highest earned degree had no significant relationship with the number of different course that have been taught utilizing WBI.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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