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Teaching Online Takes More Time Than in Person

September 22, 2017
 
 

A new study based on a survey of 2,000 academics in Australia has found that teaching online is more time-consuming than teaching in person, Times Higher Education reported. The study found that it took instructors an average of 10 hours to plan an hourlong online lecture, compared to eight hours for an in-person lecture. Planning an entirely new unit took 100 hours for online students and 96 for face-to-face students. The study was conducted by John Kenny and Andrew Fluck of the University of Tasmania.

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