eLearning lecturer workload: Working smarter or working harder?
Bright, S. (2012). eLearning lecturer workload: Working smarter or working harder? In M. Brown, M. Hartnett & T. Stewart (Eds.), Proceedings of ascilite 2012, 25-28 November, Wellington, New Zealand.
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Lecturers who move into the online learning environment often discover that the workload involved not only changes, but can be overwhelming as they cope with using digital technologies. Questions arise, given the dissatisfaction of lecturers with lowering morale and increasing workload, whether future expansion of this teaching component in tertiary institutions is sustainable. The challenge facing lecturers now, and in the future, is about learning workload management strategies which effectively manage the workload they encounter in the online learning environment. This paper describes a case study (which is a work-in-progress) examining the perceptions of online workload cf. face-to-face teaching of lecturers who are experienced in e-teaching. As well, it identifies strategies the lecturers have developed or adopted to manage this element of their workload.
Copyright © 2012 Stephen Bright. Used with author permission.
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