Examining the Relationship Between HBCU Faculty Online Education, Innovativeness and Attitudes Toward Computers
Keywords:online teaching, HBCU, attitudes towards computer, higher education, teaching and learning
Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are the most popular institutions of higher educations for minority students in the United States (Bracey, 2017). Online education has drawn attention to HBCUs because of demographic and social shifts, student needs and global conversations in academia. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has pressured faculty to move their courses to online or remote teaching formats. This article examines whether significant relationships exist among the variables: levels of innovativeness, attitudes toward online education, attitudes toward computers, and various demographic characteristics of full-time and part time faculty members employed at one HBCU. Based on 110 participants in this study, results indicated a significant relationship between Rogers' (2003) innovation of online teaching and faculty attitude toward computers.