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Teaching Online on a Budget
Joint Statistical Meetings (2013)
  • Patricia B. Humphrey, Georgia Southern University
  • Dick Jardine, Keene State College
  • Dave Rausch, West Texas A&M University
  • Sue Schou, Idaho State University
  • Gunnar Stefansson, University of Iceland

Teaching online can involve a large investment of time and resources on the part of an instructor. Students who take online courses may be working through class assignments and activities at any time during the day or night, seven days a week, and it can be challenging for the online instructor to stay on top of e-mail communication and online discussion, let alone attempt to grade assignments in a timely manner. It can also be challenging for the online instructor to find the right kinds of tools--within his or her budget--to share important resources with students. In this session, instructors who teach partially or completely online courses will share some of their own tips and tricks for teaching online "on a budget." They will showcase and discuss many free or relatively inexpensive technology tools they have used that allow the online instructor to enhance his or teaching and create more conducive learning environments for students. They will also talk about ways the online instructor can budget his or her time when it comes to responding to student e-mails, grading assignments, and keeping up with the day to day work that is involved in managing an online course.

  • Teaching online,
  • Budget,
  • Inexpensive technology tools,
  • Time,
  • Communication
Publication Date
August 4, 2013
Citation Information
Patricia B. Humphrey, Dick Jardine, Dave Rausch, Sue Schou, and Gunnar Stefansson. "Teaching Online on a Budget" Joint Statistical Meetings. Montreal, Canada. Aug. 2013.