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ERIC Number: EJ798841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
The Rise of the Teleworker: False Promises and Responsive Solutions
Kanuka, Heather; Jugdev, Kam; Heller, Robert; West, Dan
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v56 n2 p149-165 Aug 2008
The purpose of this exploratory study was to gain a better understanding of how to provide learning opportunities to improve teaching practices for the increasing numbers of academics who are choosing to work online from remote offices, sometimes called e-academics, remote workers, or teleworkers. The objectives of the study were twofold: (1) to explore structures that can encourage the improvement of teaching practices and (2) to do so in ways that will overcome many of the unique participation barriers for teaching practitioners (e.g., academics, tutors/adjuncts) who are working off campus. Through descriptive and factor analyses, the results of this study provide suggestions for structures and practices which can be managed skillfully to create an environment that provides continuous learning opportunities to improve teaching for the rising numbers of e-academics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada