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ERIC Number: EJ873153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
Technology-Enhanced Courses and a Mode III Organization of Instructional Work
Rhoades, Gary
Tertiary Education and Management, v13 n1 p1-17 Mar 2007
Although information technology is increasingly used to deliver distance and conventional courses, there have been few studies of the effect of technology-enhanced education on the organization and purposes of academics' instructional work. I explore this issue in undergraduate and masters level education through the vehicle of case analyses of technology-rich classes taught in a public research university in the United States. What the cases illustrate is an emergent pattern of what I am calling "Mode III" instructional production, in which the production of a course involves a matrix of non-faculty support personnel, and may be oriented to commercial purposes reflective of an increasingly embedded academic capitalism in the new economy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States