Academics on-line: A study of academics adapting to web-based teaching

Year: 1999

Author: McShane, Kim

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper describes research-in-progress which is focussed on exploring the stories of university teachers 'making the move' (Taylor, Lopez and Quadrelli, 1996) to online teaching. This work falls under the conference sub-theme 'Local Developments: Global Effects' and the specific subject 'Technology and Education'. Following a brief outline of my research design, I present an early analysis of narrative transcript data collected during a pilot phase conversation with an experienced (face-to-face and online) university lecturer. The analysis and interpretation of the transcript suggest the viability of narrative analysis and cause me to reflect on issues in my methodology, including my role in the design and conduct of the conversations.