Managing Online Instructor Workload Strategies for Finding Balance and Success

ISBN-10: 0470888423
ISBN-13: 9780470888421
Edition: 2011
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 7/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550

A large number of institutions are now providing online programs, requiring instructors to change the way they think about teaching and master a distinct set of workload management skills. The first book to discuss workload management for online instructors, Managing Online Instructor Workload offers practical strategies, advice, and examples for how to prioritize, balance, and manage an online teaching workload. Based on surveys and interviews, the timely and comprehensive insight in this book is essential for online instructors, instructional designers, faculty developers and others involved in online learning.

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
About the Authors
Issues and Challenges When Teaching Online
Institutional Issues and Challenges
Instructional Issues and Challenges
Our Study on Instructor Workload When Teaching Online
Summary
Instructors' Stories for Balancing Workload
Co-teaching as a Strategy for Balancing Workload
Planning Ahead as a Way to Predict Workload
Giving Individual Feedback as a Workload Management Strategy
Managing Time, Rather Than Time Managing You
Blocking Out Time for the Online Course
Teaching Online During Short Terms
Using Time Allocation Strategies When Teaching for Multiple Institutions
Teaching Online Exclusively from Home
Managing Workload Based on Years of Experience
Teaching Online for a Variety of Institutions
Cohort Program as a Time-Saver
Managing Similar Tasks When Designing for Multiple Courses
Teaching a Recurring Mixed-Mode Online Course
Managing Workload When Current Information Drives Content
Summary
Looking at Workload from a Design Perspective
Identifying Course Tasks
Why It Is Important to Use an Instructional Design Process
Design Framework for Creating a Sense of Presence
Using a Template to Manage Tasks and Prioritize Time
Summary
Managing Tasks and Prioritizing Time
Creating a New Online Course
Converting a Face-to-Face Course
Revising an Existing Online Course
Summary
Using Workload Strategies for Maintaining Quality of Life
Design Strategies
Support Strategies
Teaching Strategies
Time Allocation Strategies
Summary
Final Thoughts and Practical Implications for Balancing Workload
Teaching from an Open Perspective
Adapting the Course Design
Modifying Workload Strategies
Rethinking How to Prioritize Time and Manage Workload
Practical Implications for Balancing Workload
Glossary
References
Index

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