CEC Faculty Articles

Title

From the Desk of the Executive Editor: Teaching time for distance learning

Document Type

Editorial

Date

Spring 1-1-2003

Publication Title

Journal of Instruction Delivery Systems

ISSN or ISBN

0892-4872

Volume

17

Issue

2

First Page

4

Last Page

6

Description

The [anecdotal] evidence suggests that the investment of faculty time involved in teaching a distance education course is substantially greater than that required for a comparable traditional course. The time spent online answering student inquiries is reported as being more than double the amount of time required in interacting with students in comparable traditional classes. A faculty member teaching a distance education course shall conduct the normally expected total number of office hours. In order to accommodate distance education student needs, if it is deemed appropriate by the faculty member, some of the normally expected office hours may be held online to conduct business and consult with students utilizing technology.

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