ERIC Number: EJ1004011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Professional Online Adjuncts and the Three Pillars of Entrepreneurialism, Arbitrage, and Scholarship
Hollman, Wayne A.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v16 n1 Spr 2013
Significant growth in online programs has created demand for online courses and therefore opportunities for employment for online educators. The vast majority of these employment opportunities have been filled by online adjuncts. A special category of online adjunct has surfaced that leverages the autonomy of working online with freedom from geographic limitations that are emblematic of traditional campus teaching experiences. This category of online adjunct called a Professional Online Adjunct may work for several institutions at once and essentially works full-time as a part-time employee. This qualitative study investigates the characteristics and motivations of individuals who fall within this category of online instructor.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Employment Opportunities, Employment, Teaching Experience, Employees, Adjunct Faculty, Higher Education, Electronic Learning, Scholarship, Distance Education, Entrepreneurship, Faculty, Part Time Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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