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Table 2 Summary of participants’ demographic and professional characteristics

From: University academics’ perceptions regarding the future use of telepresence robots to enhance virtual transnational education: an exploratory investigation in a developing country

Variable Values N % (of total)
Gender Male 25 54.35
Female 21 45.65
Age > 50 years 17 36.96
40–50 years 13 28.26
< 40 years 16 34.78
Faculty rank Lecturer 16 34.78
Associate Professor 19 41.30
Professor 11 23.91
Faculty Engineering 10 21.47
Medicine 9 19.57
Computer Science 9 19.57
Education 10 21.47
Science 8 17.39
Years of university teaching experience > 10 years 11 23.91
5–10 years 19 41.30
< 5 years 16 34.78
Years of using technology in teaching > 10 years 0 0
5–10 years 15 32.61
< 5 years 31 67.39
Preferred teaching methodology Flexible teaching activities that (combination of teacher-directed and platform-directed instruction) 7 15.22
Mixture of teacher-centered and student-centered activities 31 67.39
Teacher-directed activities 3 6.52
Student-centered activities 5 10.87