Examining Faculty Perception of Their Readiness to Teach Online


  • Florence Martin University of North Carolina Charltote
  • Kiran Budhrani
  • Chuang Wang




Faculty Readiness, Online Teaching, Faculty Attitude, Faculty Ability, Faculty Perception


Faculty readiness to teach online is a state of faculty preparedness for online teaching. In this study, it is measured by faculty attitudes on the importance of online teaching competencies and their ability towards online teaching. Validity and reliability of faculty responses to an online instrument and factors related to faculty perception are examined. Descriptive statistics and item level means for the competencies are provided. For course design, course communication and technical, the faculty rated the perception of importance higher than their ability whereas for time management their perception of ability was rated higher than their attitude on importance. MANOVA showed significant differences in gender, years of teaching online, and delivery method for faculty perceptions of importance of online teaching competencies. Significant differences were also noted in years of teaching online and delivery method with respect to ability to teach online.

Author Biography

Florence Martin, University of North Carolina Charltote

I am a Professor in the Instructional Systems Technology program at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. I received my Doctorate and Master's in Educational Technology from Arizona State University. I have a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Bharathiyar University, India. Previous to my current position, I taught at University of North Carolina Wilmington for seven years. I also worked on instructional design projects for Shooolini University, Viridis Learning, Maricopa Community College, University of Phoenix, Intel, Cisco Learning Institute, and Arizona State University. I worked as a co-principal investigator on the Digital Visual Literacy NSF grant working with Maricopa Community College District in Arizona and with Usability Security with Computing and Information Systems at UNCC. My research focuses on designing and integrating online learning environments (OLE) to improve learner motivation and engagement to achieve effectiveness in learning. I served as the President of the Multimedia Production Division at AECT from 2012-2013 and I am the 2017-2018 president for Division of Distance Education at AECT.


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