instructional design, program effectiveness, college faculty, teacher attitudes, technology, teacher improvement
Significant investments in time, money, and effort go into developing and applying technology to improve teaching and learning. As universities pursue such projects, they must determine the impact and value of technology for student learning. During the past decade, funds spent on technology for educational purposes have tripled throughout the United States. Determining a hard return on investment (ROI) for the time and money spent to improve education is difficult, however. Institutions should also measure the value on investment (VOI) that their funds and efforts yield. In the study of faculty and their technology projects at Brigham Young University (BYU) described here, we emphasized VOI in terms of intrinsic factors such as satisfaction with the use of technology, increased productivity, and frequency of technology use.
Original Publication Citation
Ransom, W., Graham, C.R., & Mott, J. (27). Faculty perceptions of cost versus impact of small and large-scale technology projects. Educause Quarterly, 3(4), 22-28. http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/FacultyPerceptionsofTechnology/162276
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
McGowan, Whitney Ransom; Graham, Charles R.; and Mott, Jon, "Faculty Perceptions of Technology Projects" (2007). All Faculty Publications. 221.
David O. McKay School of Education
Instructional Psychology and Technology
© 2007 Charles R. Graham
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