Technology Fatigue of Faculty in Higher Education

Colleen Halupa, Doris U. Bolliger


The study investigated technology fatigue in instructors employed at three universities located in the United States. Instructors at three private institutions of higher learning located in two states were invited to complete an online survey that was developed by the researchers. Technology fatigue was operationalized as technology-use related stress (technostress) and frequent change in technology (change fatigue). A total of 171 valid responses were received from participants during a four-week period. Results show that they experienced moderate levels of technology fatigue. No statistically significant differences in responses were found based on the two types of learning environments (campus-based and online). Small differences were found based on the participants’ gender. Respondents offered a variety of factors that contributed and mitigated their technology fatigue. Results are discussed within the context of the literature.

Keywords: Faculty, Technology utilization, Change fatigue, Technology stress

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/11-18-02

Publication date:June 30th 2020

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