Teaching Courses Online: How Much Time Does It Take?
This longitudinal case study examined the amount of time needed to teach three asynchronous online courses at The University of Michigan-Dearborn. Self-monitoring was used to measure the amount of time required to complete the following activities: 1) reading and responding to emails, 2) reading, participating in, and grading 10 online discussions, and 3) grading 15 assignments. The findings indicate that the time needed to teach online courses falls within the range of reasonable expectations for teaching either live or online courses.
NOTE: The link is to the journal issue. The article is the third one in this issue and the PDF can be downloaded directly from this site.