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ERIC Number: EJ803708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1096-7516
A Study of Faculty Effort in Online Teaching
Hislop, Gregory W.; Ellis, Heidi J. C.
Internet and Higher Education, v7 n1 p15-31 2004
It is a commonly held opinion by faculty that teaching online takes considerably more time than traditional face-to-face instruction. But there is a dearth of quantitative data to either support or disprove this belief. This paper presents the results of a study that involved the logging of instructor time for seven comparable pairs of online and traditional course sections to support a comparison of effort expenditure between the two modes of delivery. The results of the study are evaluated with respect to the total effort expended by faculty and the pattern of effort expenditure over time. The data indicate that the total time expended by instructors in this study was actually less for the online sections as compared with the traditional sections, but when the data are normalized for class size, the amount of instructor effort expended per student was approximately equivalent for both modes of delivery. (Contains 2 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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