Teaching Asynchronous Online Course—Where Does the Time Go?
Qi Wang, Gallaudet University, United States ; Mark Harris, Nova Southeastern University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: A doctoral course in instruction design for online learning required each student to design and facilitate a three-week mini-term course. Post-mini-term surveys collected facilitator perceptions of how much time and effort he or she had invested in preparing for and facilitating the course. This paper reviews relevant literature, reports the survey findings with respect to teaching (facilitation) time requirements, presents observations regarding whether online teaching demands more time than face-to-face teaching and offers suggestions for further research. The paper seeks to add to the body of scholarly information available to assist post-secondary instructors and administrators who are transitioning to teaching web-based courses using asynchronous discussion forums.
Wang, Q. & Harris, M. (2005). Teaching Asynchronous Online Course—Where Does the Time Go?. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 651-656). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).