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Managing Online Instructor Workload : Strategies for Finding Balance and Success,9780470888421

Managing Online Instructor Workload : Strategies for Finding Balance and Success

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 7/20/2011
Publisher(s): Jossey-Bass
Availability: This title is currently not available.


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.

Author Biography

Simone C. O. Conceio is an associate professor in the School of Education, Department of Administrative Leadership at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the editor of Teaching Strategies in the Online Environment and coauthor of Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching both from Jossey-Bass. Rosemary M. Lehman is an author and consultant for elnterface with more than 20 years of experience as a learning design and distance education training specialist at University of Wisconsin-Extension. She is coauthor of Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching from Jossey-Bass.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figuresp. vii
Prefacep. ix
About the Authorsp. xv
Issues and Challenges When Teaching Onlinep. 1
Institutional Issues and Challengesp. 3
Instructional Issues and Challengesp. 9
Our Study on Instructor Workload When Teaching Onlinep. 15
Summaryp. 17
Instructors' Stories for Balancing Workloadp. 19
Co-teaching as a Strategy for Balancing Workloadp. 21
Planning Ahead as a Way to Predict Workloadp. 23
Giving Individual Feedback as a Workload Management Strategyp. 25
Managing Time, Rather Than Time Managing Youp. 27
Blocking Out Time for the Online Coursep. 28
Teaching Online During Short Termsp. 30
Using Time Allocation Strategies When Teaching for Multiple Institutionsp. 32
Teaching Online Exclusively from Homep. 34
Managing Workload Based on Years of Experiencep. 36
Teaching Online for a Variety of Institutionsp. 38
Cohort Program as a Time-Saverp. 40
Managing Similar Tasks When Designing for Multiple Coursesp. 42
Teaching a Recurring Mixed-Mode Online Coursep. 44
Managing Workload When Current Information Drives Contentp. 45
Summaryp. 48
Looking at Workload from a Design Perspectivep. 49
Identifying Course Tasksp. 51
Why It Is Important to Use an Instructional Design Processp. 52
Design Framework for Creating a Sense of Presencep. 54
Using a Template to Manage Tasks and Prioritize Timep. 61
Summaryp. 62
Managing Tasks and Prioritizing Timep. 63
Creating a New Online Coursep. 64
Converting a Face-to-Face Coursep. 70
Revising an Existing Online Coursep. 74
Summaryp. 79
Using Workload Strategies for Maintaining Quality of Lifep. 81
Design Strategiesp. 82
Support Strategiesp. 86
Teaching Strategiesp. 87
Time Allocation Strategiesp. 90
Summaryp. 94
Final Thoughts and Practical Implications for Balancing Workloadp. 95
Teaching from an Open Perspectivep. 96
Adapting the Course Designp. 96
Modifying Workload Strategiesp. 97
Rethinking How to Prioritize Time and Manage Workloadp. 97
Practical Implications for Balancing Workloadp. 99
Glossaryp. 101
Referencesp. 105
Indexp. 109
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