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Do Online Courses Need Bigger Time Commitment? An Analysis of Two Studies with Contradicting Results
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, , Montana State University Billings, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

With the unprecedented growth in online education over the last few years, the total time commitment of a faculty in overall development and delivery of online courses has been a critical issue of investigation. In this work, we compare, combine and analyze the quantitative data from two studies with contradicting results. The results of the analysis reveal that there is no significant difference between faculty time commitments in teaching online and face-to-face (f2f) courses. It was also found that faculty spend most of their time in grading and assessment of students when teaching online. The results of this analysis have implications for policy-making to ensure a balance between online course effectiveness and faculty workload.

Citation

Aryal, S. & Aryal, A. (2015). Do Online Courses Need Bigger Time Commitment? An Analysis of Two Studies with Contradicting Results. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 156-158). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 6, 2019 from .

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