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Online courses ‘more time-consuming’ to prepare for, study says


Kenny, JDJ and Fluck, A, Online courses more time-consuming' to prepare for, study says, The Times Higher Education Supplement, News Corp, United Kingdom, 21 September 2017 (2017) [Media Interview]

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Online courses are more time-consuming for academics to prepare for than traditional teaching, according to an Australian study. Analysing the responses of just over 2,000 academics to a survey conducted by the National Tertiary Education Union, John Kenny and Andrew Fluck from the University of Tasmania found that it took academics 10 hours to plan an hour’s lecture for online students compared with eight hours for a traditional hour-long lecture.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:academic workload, time-based allocation, teaching tasks, academic workload models.
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Management, resources and leadership
UTAS Author:Kenny, JDJ (Associate Professor John Kenny)
UTAS Author:Fluck, A (Associate Professor Andrew Fluck)
ID Code:121546
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-10-03
Last Modified:2017-10-13
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