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Facilitating sustainable, long-term enhancement of learning and teaching in WA universities.

'Online teaching and workload'

Date: Thursday 11 April 2013
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue: Watersports Complex, UWA Crawley Campus

This seminar will present the results of an ALTC/OLT-funded project into the workload implications of blended and online teaching.

The research was conducted at CQU, USQ, UNE and ACU, and involved interviews with 88 staff, reporting on their perceptions of the disparity between workload allocations for teaching, and the actual 'lived reality' of the additional work, and changes in teaching tasks and activities, consequent on greater use of Learning Management Systems and student expectations of a 24/7 'service' education. Staff believed they were generally working 'out of hours' to meet these expectations, and that current workload models no longer reflected the increased complexity of e-teaching.

Presenter: Professor Yoni Ryan, Adjunct Professor of Higher Education at QUT.

Following the presentation, participants will be able to discuss their own institutional workload model, and suggest ways to take the findings forward to institutions and the sector.

RSVP: [email protected] by Thursday 4 April 2013.