Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA)


The World Wide Web (WWW) has dramatically changed the role of communication media for research and commerce and it is expected to result in dramatic changes in how students learn in the world's tertiary educational institutions. There have been widespread reports of courses and programs taught over the WWW, particularly in IS, but to what extent have Internet-based teaching innovations actually been adopted by IS faculty? We surveyed more than 2600 IS faculty worldwide to determine what Internet-based teaching innovation they had adopted. More than 600 respondents from 23 countries provided us with data on their use of 13 Internet-based teaching activities. Eight of the activities were widely used (by more than 50% of the respondents), while five other activities were used by 26% or less of the respondents. The results suggest that at least 7% had the capacity to teach courses on line in 1998-9 and that at least 16% expected to have the capacity for 1999-2000.