Information technology needs of professional education faculty with the implications for the design of information technology systems Page: 3
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This study used a field survey research design with a
mailed questionnaire. Both institutional and personal
demographic factors were examined. The population exhibited
a high level of homogeneity.
Convenient access and availability of technology were
critical design considerations because faculty members
conduct their activities in many different work locations.
As individuals assimilate technology, it becomes essential
This study indicated that ease of use, reliable
operation, and capability to integrate technology into their
personal work style were the most important concerns of
faculty members. These factors reduce the emotional and
intellectual costs of using technology.
The results of the study indicated that a) technology
needed to be available when and where work occurred, b)
systems needed to minimize user requirements to modify a
desired work pattern, c) systems needed to support
consistency and compatibility among faculty work locations,
and d) systems needed to be reliable and easy to use. By
keeping these costs low, net benefits would be sufficient to
stimulate the use of information technology by teacher
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Lomerson, William L. (William Lough). Information technology needs of professional education faculty with the implications for the design of information technology systems, dissertation, August 1992; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc332783/m1/3/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .