Faculty-Perceived Barriers of Online Education – LO

The purpose of this study was to determine the perceived barriers to online teaching experienced by various faculty groups at one public institution located in the southeastern United States using a new survey instrument, which was developed based on recent research findings.

This study sought to identify the most prevalent barriers to online instruction for the faculty as well as to identify prevalent barriers for faculty groups in an effort to inform administrative decisions concerning policy, training, and compensation as well as to facilitate involvement for specific types of online instructors.

The results of this study may be of use to other institutions as they develop training programs and faculty recruitment strategies for online education in order to meet a growing demand for this type of instruction.