ERIC Number: EJ990674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Risks Associated with the Choice to Teach Online
Hopewell, Thomas M.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v15 n4 Win 2012
This article presents findings from a case study related to the risks associated with the choice of traditional, tenure track faculty to teach online. Education offered at a distance via the World Wide Web is on the rise; so too is the demand for university faculty members who will teach those courses. While traditional academic and professional expectations remain unchanged, the new medium presents a new context in which these faculty members live, work, and balance personal and professional decisions. This study provided a multi-dimensional perspective on one college of education's faculty and administrators as they seek to negotiate this emerging environment. Interviews with faculty, administrators, and faculty peer reviewers were conducted to provide a more complete, triangulated picture of the case.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Risk, Internet, Case Studies, Interviews, Administrators, Peer Evaluation, Schools of Education, Teacher Educators, Web Based Instruction, Distance Education, Public Colleges, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Trends, Educational Policy, College Instruction, College Administration, Tenure, Faculty Promotion, Faculty Evaluation, Teaching Conditions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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