TITLE

What's in it for Me? Incentives for Faculty Participation in Distance Education

AUTHOR(S)
Wolcott, Linda L.; Betts, Kristen S.
PUB. DATE
October 1999
SOURCE
Journal of Distance Education;Fall99, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at the issue of incentives for college and university faculty participating in distance education programs and whether the returns on investment in technological innovations and adaptations are worthwhile. Two studies were done to assess this topic. They report which incentives motivate faculty members and which factors inhibit them. One of the main inhibiting factors was the amount of time needed to prepare course material. Workload was another factor. No external rewards, such as pay increment or promotion were given to the faculty. The motivational factors were personal or social satisfaction, dealing with a new audience, and developing new ideas.
ACCESSION #
31735549

 

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