Online Learning in Schools of Business: Deans' Perspectives on Faculty Issues

Maureen Andrade, Ronald Miller, Shaylana Davis

Abstract

The demand for higher education is increasing, thereby widening access and creating a more diverse student body. Institutions are implementing flexible learning strategies, such as online courses, to accommodate students’ responsibilities and time demands. This enables them to have choices in how, what, when, and where they learn, and extends opportunities to gain knowledge beyond a privileged few. Business schools in particular are embracing online degrees to meet demand as the programs they offer attract more students than any other course of study in many contexts. However, institutions face challenges when implementing organizational change, and particularly those that disrupt traditional practice. Deans of business schools must find ways to encourage faculty to redesign their courses for online delivery and teach online; they must also to take steps to ensure quality. The purpose of this study was to explore the current practices of business schools for online learning, particularly how deans are addressing faculty issues, and to determine the impact of these practices. Findings indicate that demand is outpacing offerings. Resistance, workload, and compensation are continuing issues. Quality assurance and training predicted the number of faculty teaching online but the former did not increase faculty confidence.

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in Harvard Style

Andrade M., Miller R. and Davis S. (2019). Online Learning in Schools of Business: Deans' Perspectives on Faculty Issues.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-367-4, pages 344-351. DOI: 10.5220/0007617403440351


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu19,
author={Maureen Andrade and Ronald Miller and Shaylana Davis},
title={Online Learning in Schools of Business: Deans' Perspectives on Faculty Issues},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2019},
pages={344-351},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007617403440351},
isbn={978-989-758-367-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Online Learning in Schools of Business: Deans' Perspectives on Faculty Issues
SN - 978-989-758-367-4
AU - Andrade M.
AU - Miller R.
AU - Davis S.
PY - 2019
SP - 344
EP - 351
DO - 10.5220/0007617403440351