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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 - Work Activities


In fall 1998, full-time instructional faculty and staff spent an average of 60 percent of their time on teaching activities, 14 percent on research activities, 13 percent on administrative duties, and 13 percent on other activities. Part-time instructional faculty and staff spent an average of 63 percent of their time on teaching activities, 5 percent on research activities, 3 percent on administrative duties, and 29 percent on other activities. Compared with those at 4-year nondoctoral and 2-year institutions, both full- and part-time instructional faculty and staff at 4-year doctoral institutions spent less of their time on teaching activities and more of their time on research. Overall, postsecondary instructional faculty and staff who used e-mail or course-specific websites reported spending more time on research activities; those who did not use these resources reported spending a larger percentage of their time on teaching activities. However, this pattern was not generally found when taking into account type of institution. Full-time instructional faculty and staff at 4-year doctoral institutions who used e-mail reported spending more of their time on teaching activities (51 percent) compared with those who did not use e-mail (48 percent). They also spent more of their time on research activities (23 percent) compared with those who did not use e-mail (20 percent).


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