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This study examined the relationships between characteristics of faculty members in West Virginia colleges and their level of information technology (IT) implementation. A one-shot case study research design was used to investigate the connection between the faculty members' gender, age, years of experience, academic discipline, rank, amount of computer education, computer access, Internet access, job satisfaction, and their level of IT implementation. The specially designed Computer Usage Survey was mailed to a randomly selected sample of 95 faculty members; responses were received from 64 (67%) faculty members. Data analysis identified statistically significant relationships between the faculty members' gender, years of experience, academic discipline, and access to the Internet in the classroom and their level of IT implementation. Female faculty members were more likely than male faculty members to have attained the integration level of IT implementation in research and service activities. Faculty members with 11 to 15 years of teaching experience were more like to have reached the integration level of IT implementation in service activities than faculty members in other experience categories. Engineering and technology faculty members had a higher level of IT implementation in teaching than faculty members in other academic disciplines. Internet access in the classroom was also positively related to the faculty members' level of IT implementation in teaching.
Blackwood, Andrew Neale, "A study of the relationship between characteristics of faculty members in West Virginia colleges and their level of implementation of information technology." (2001). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 8492.