A recent posting to the ALT list enquires about
‘specific information on how the (traditional not distance) Universities and Colleges you work at or know of deal with the issue of ‘officially’ recognising the time that teachers put online in a blended learning context’
‘Are there any reports that you are aware of that shows how ‘online contact’ with students by teachers is recognised as part of their teaching duties in a blended learning context? Do you use workload calculators , for example, or do you integrate your online tutoring to specific lesson plans which are approved?’
This is an issue which must be addressed, especially in research-led institutions, if meaningful online interactivity is to become established and sustained.
Any ideas, experiences or resources out there?