Faculty Perceptions About Distance Education to Teach Modern Languages
Abstract: This research study presents the results of a survey given to faculty in a Modern Languages Department to measure their perception of Distance Education (DE). The survey used was modified from the Community of Inquiry (CoI) survey which has three subscales of measuring teaching presence, social presence, and cognitive presence. Faculty ranked the ability to have cognitive presence the highest (56% agreeing), ability to have social presence the second highest (52% agreeing), and ability to have teaching presence the third highest (35% agreeing).
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Authors: Nancy Broughton, Elfe Dona, Sheri Stover