InsideHigherEd has published its 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology it took together with Gallup on how US academics look at IT in teaching. In a survey of ca 23 000 academics (10% response), they found that the number of academics with online teaching experience has grown from 30% in 2013 to 46% in 2017. Most academics who teach online (70%) believe that it improves their teaching also offline. Academics who don’t teach online are must more sceptical (42%) about online teaching than those who do (23%). Academics who do teach online are less sure of the equal value of online teaching for others’ courses (45%) than for their own (65%). They’re only human, after all.
November 26, 2017