Factors affecting faculty technology adoption of online teaching in higher education : literature review
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Online teaching and learning has grown rapidly in current educational contexts. Whereas once, the role of faculty was primarily a classroom instructor, in online classrooms, the role has been expanded to one of facilitator, organizer, and supporter. The more efficiently that faculty can adopt online technology and apply it to their teaching and instruction, the better students academic results will achieve (Goktalay & Huguet, 2006). The purpose of this literature review is to help faculty members to adopt new online technologies more effectively and successfully. This literature review identifies important factors that contribute to faculty members’ adoption of technology in higher education. Among these factors are: reliability of online technology, faculty’s perceived usefulness of technology, institutional support of online technology, time constraints in implementing online technology to instructional methods and developing effective goals for the use of technology, and then provides recommendations based on these affecting factors.