Ready to Do OpenCourseWare? A Comparative Study of Taiwan College Faculty

  • Huei-Chuan Wei National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, National Chiao Tung University
  • Chien Chou National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, National Chiao Tung University
Keywords: teaching readiness, OpenCourseWare (OCW), college faculty, comparative study

Abstract

This study aimed to address the teaching readiness issues of OpenCourseWare (OCW). Specifically, the research goal was to examine Taiwanese college faculty members’ level of teaching readiness for OCW via a questionnaire named “Teaching Readiness Scale for OCW” (TRS-OCW). A total of 142 Taiwanese college faculty members both with and without OCW teaching experience participated in this study. The results showed that faculty members with OCW teaching experience had significantly higher readiness levels in the factors of perception of administrative support, personal characteristics, and OCW recognition when compared to faculty members without OCW teaching experience. Male faculty members with OCW teaching experience had higher readiness than female faculty members with OCW teaching experience in the OCW recognition factor. Moreover, the job position of OCW-experienced faculty did not make a difference in any readiness factor. Finally, perceived administrative support was the only significant predictor of the willingness of college faculty without OCW teaching experience to provide OCW in the future.

Author Biography

Chien Chou, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, National Chiao Tung University

 

 

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Published
2021-01-28
How to Cite
Wei, H.-C., & Chou, C. (2021). Ready to Do OpenCourseWare? A Comparative Study of Taiwan College Faculty. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 22(2), 118-142. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v22i2.5252
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Research Articles