Designing an academic workload model in the age of blended learning

Dekeyser, Stijn and Watson, Richard and Bare, Elizabeth (2014) Designing an academic workload model in the age of blended learning. In: Tertiary Education and Management Conference 2014: Rainforest to Reef (TEMC 2014), 31 Aug - 3 Sept 2014, Cairns, Australia.

Abstract

Managing academic workload is increasingly becoming an important topic in the Australian tertiary education sector. While workload pressure has been a concern to academics for more than two decades, the continuing advancement of online and blended learning is further complicating the problem. We argue that traditional workload models are ill suited to deal with the changing nature of tertiary teaching and present a new approach that combines the strengths of existing types of models while neutralising their weaknesses. We also provide a detailed example that implements the new approach, and compare outcomes with those generated by existing models.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2014 11:05
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 04:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic workload management, staff experience, resource planning, teaching in blended and online mode
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26123

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