Faculty Resistance to Technology Integration

ID: 53928 Type: Virtual Paper
  1. Ileana Torres and Jessica Evans, TCSPP, United States
  2. Michael Schneider, TSCPP, United States

Abstract: The following proposal is a response to the problem of faculty resistance that exists in many higher education institutions. There are many reasons for resistance and although the importance of technology integration is understood by educators, barriers and resistance to technology threaten effective and innovative implementation. Institutions of higher education are transitioning to meet the needs of the changing student population and as a result, increasing investments in distance and online education requires faculty to progressively utilize technology to support teaching and learning. This proposal discusses the barriers and resistance factors of technology integration in higher education, in addition to providing best practice solutions for integrating technology tools to better support pedagogical practices. This proposal specifically identifies the institutional-related barriers of institutional culture, faculty self-efficacy, and a lack of institutional support as the main causes of implementation and adoption challenges.

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