Factors Affecting Faculty Use Of Learning Object Repositories: An Exploratory Study Of Orange Grove And Wisc-online

Factors Affecting Faculty Use Of Learning Object Repositories: An Exploratory Study Of Orange Grove And Wisc-online

Date: December 2011
Creator: Xu, Hong
Description: The purpose of this study was to identify factors that motivate or impede faculty use of learning object repositories (LORs). The unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) served as the theoretical framework for this study. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were used in the study to explore two research questions relating to factors affecting faculty use of LORs. Research subjects were faculty and instructional staff users from two LORs: Orange Grove and Wisc-Online. This study was a two-phase design study. In Phase I, I conducted 13 interviews and analyzed data by a content analysis method. Phase II of the study was designed based on the results of Phase I. I collected data by a survey instrument from 38 respondents and analyzed the data by descriptive statistics and analysis of variance in Phase II. The results of the study indicated 22 factors as motivators for faculty use of LORs and 13 factors as barriers for faculty use of LORs. The study is the first to identify factors affecting faculty use of LORs from actual faculty users’ perspectives based on UTAUT. The study’s findings contribute to understanding the reasons that faculty use or do not use LORs and provide ...
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Adding a User Developed Vocabulary in DSpace

Adding a User Developed Vocabulary in DSpace

Date: January 2008
Creator: Polyakov, Serhiy; Xu, Hong & Moen, William E.
Description: Poster presented at the 2008 ALISE Annual Conference. This poster discusses adding a user developed vocabulary in DSpace.
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An Issue of Granularity: Decomposing Redesigned Courses on Different Levels of Details

An Issue of Granularity: Decomposing Redesigned Courses on Different Levels of Details

Date: 2008
Creator: Li, Fei; Polyakov, Serhiy; Barnes, Svetlana; Moen, William E. & Xu, Hong
Description: This paper discusses a project to redesign courses on different levels of details. The Texas Course Redesign Project initiated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) aims to develop and distribute instructional resources to improve student learning outcomes and lower the costs of higher education.
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An Event Model for Herbarium Specimen Data in XML [Poster]

An Event Model for Herbarium Specimen Data in XML [Poster]

Date: 2010
Creator: Moen, William E.; Neill, Amanda K.; Best, Jason H.; McCotter, Melody; Xu, Hong & Huang, Jane Q.
Description: Poster presented at the 2010 Taxonomic Database Working Group Meeting. This poster discusses the Apiary Project, a collaboration of the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge at the University of North Texas and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
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An Event Model for Herbarium Specimen Data in XML Poster Abstract

An Event Model for Herbarium Specimen Data in XML Poster Abstract

Date: 2010
Creator: Moen, William E.; Neill, Amanda K.; Best, Jason H.; McCotter, Melody; Xu, Hong & Huang, Jane Q.
Description: This abstract describes a poster about the Apiary Project. The Apiary Project, a collaboration of the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge at the University of North Texas and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, is building a framework and web-based workflow for the extraction and parsing of herbarium specimen data. The workflow will support the transformation of written or printed specimen data into a high-quality machine-processable XML format. This poster describes an event model that informed the development of the Apiary XML Application Schema
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