Informational Reception Apprehension-information Technology, Faculty Technology Use, And Faculty Training
Conference Papers -- International Communication Association
Informational Reception Apprehension (IRAT) has been conceptualized as an anxiety associated with message processing. Processing demands requiring flexibility, complexity, and abstractness may exceed preferred thresholds and moderate informational reception, perception, and/or adjustment. Recently, the scope of the variable has been widened to embrace receptivity of information gathered through information technology (IRAT-IT). Following a year-long effort to promote instructional technology, 73 faculty members completed the IRAT-IT and reported on their goals for and uses of classroom technology. IRAT-IT scores of faculty volunteering for technology training were associated with higher technology expectations, more technology use, greater perceptions of technology difficulties, and the perception that technology would reduce instructors' out-of-class work, but increase students' total technology use. Results are discussed in terms of curriculum development and difficulties adopting information technologies. ..PAT.-Unpublished Manuscript
Preiss, Raymond, Renée Houston, and Barbara Gayle. 2008. "Informational Reception Apprehension-Information Technology, Faculty Technology Use, and Faculty Training." Conference Papers -- International Communication Association: 1-23.