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PEDAR: Executive Summary Teaching With Technology: Use of Telecommunications Technology by Postsecondary Instructional Faculty and Staff
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
Research Methodology
Full Report (PDF)
Executive Summary (PDF)
Workload and Technology Use - Classroom Contact Hours and Office Hours

Full-time instructional faculty had an average of 321 student classroom contact hours per week,4 and part-time instructional faculty had about 176 student classroom contact hours per week. Full-time instructional faculty who used e-mail to communicate with students reported fewer average classroom contact hours (306 hours per week) than their colleagues who did not do so (353 hours per week). The average number of office hours per week was 6.5 hours for full-time instructional faculty and 2 hours for part-time faculty. The average number of office hours for full-time faculty who used e-mail (6.3 hours) was slightly lower than for those who did not use e-mail (7 hours).

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National Center for Education Statistics -
U.S. Department of Education