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Almost Half of US Academics Teach Online

VU International News and Reviews No. 101 November 20 2017

November 2017

InsideHigherEd has published its 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology it took together with Gallup on how US academics look at IT in teaching. In a survey of ca 23 000 academics (10% response), they found that the number of academics with online teaching experience has grown from 30% in 2013 to 46% in 2017. Most academics who teach online (70%) believe that it improves their teaching also offline. Academics who don’t teach online are must more sceptical (42%) about online teaching than those who do (23%). Academics who do teach online are less sure of the equal value of online teaching for others’ courses (45%) than for their own (65%). They’re only human, after all.

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