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PEDAR: Executive Summary Teaching With Technology: Use of Telecommunications Technology by Postsecondary Instructional Faculty and Staff
Introduction
Access to the Internet, Quality of Computing Resources, and Use of Telecommunications Technologies
Access to the Internet
Quality of Computing Resources
Use of Telecommunications Technologies
Relationship of Internet Access and Quality of Computing Resources to Instructional Use of Technology
Teaching and Technology Use
Workload and Technology Use
Hours Worked
Work Activities
Classroom Contact Hours and Office Hours
Conclusion
Research Methodology
References
Full Report (PDF)
Executive Summary (PDF)
Workload and Technology Use - Hours Worked


In fall 1998, full-time instructional faculty and staff worked an average of 53 hours per week, and part-time instructional faculty and staff worked an average of 37 hours per week. Full-time instructional faculty and staff who used either e-mail or course-specific websites worked more hours per week on average (55 hours) compared with those who did not use e-mail (50 hours) or did not use course-specific websites (52 hours). Among part-time instructional faculty and staff, those who used e-mail worked an average of 39 hours per week, compared with 36 hours per week for those who did not use e-mail. Part-time faculty who used course-specific websites worked 43 hours per week, compared with 34 hours per week of those who did not use course-specific websites. This relationship between hours worked per week and use or non-use of e-mail and course-specific websites was generally found in all types of institutions with the following exceptions: no difference was found in work hours between full-time faculty who used course-specific websites and those who did not use it at 4-year doctoral institutions, and between part-time faculty who used e-mail and those who did not use it at 4-year nondoctoral and 2-year institutions.


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National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov
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