From the Desk of the Executive Editor: Teaching time for distance learning
Journal of Instruction Delivery Systems
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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.
Abramson, Gertrude W., "From the Desk of the Executive Editor: Teaching time for distance learning" (2003). CEC Faculty Articles. 219.