Serving Students by Helping Faculty: Encouraging Instructional Technology Integration
Digital natives make up the great majority of students in academia. Although many faculty members are not part of that generation, the majority are increasingly aware of students' multitasking habits, their demand for immediate feedback, and, more importantly, their expectations about the use of technology in higher education. Are faculty ready to meet these student expectations and needs? What barriers stand in the way of faculty integration of instructional technology (IT)? What can administrators—deans and chairs, specifically—do to encourage IT integration?