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Not really a technology question, but…..

 

For those of you at small to mid-sized institutions (under 5000) who are offering a significant number of online/hybrid courses or complete online degree programs (grad or undergrad) that do some “synchronous” teaching (either one coming in or many coming in,) what are the personnel supports needs/costs? Are there “x” number of FTE that are dedicated to this? Eg. 1 per room or 1 per 2 rooms?

 

Observations and speculations welcomed….

 

Best,

Rob

 

Dr. Robert Paterson

Vice President – Information Technology, Planning and Research

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY

New Phone Numbers for Molloy College
Main number:   516-323-3000

Direct number:  516-323-4848

 

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Rob, from my colleague Jackie Bichsel (jbichsel@educause.edu)

 

The ECAR E-Learning Study done earlier this year can provide at least a partial answer to your question. In the report, Figure 3 (p. 13) shows the median number of central IT FTE staff dedicated to e-learning services and support per 1,000 students. It also shows the desired increase in staff (optimal level) broken down by Carnegie Class. Overall, institutions currently have approximately .6 FTE central IT staff per 1,000 students dedicated to e-learning services and support. The optimal level, though, is closer to 1.9.

 

For more information, the report and infographic can be accessed at: http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/state-e-learning-higher-education-eye-toward-growth-and-increased-access

 

Hope this helped answer your question.

 

Jackie

 

Jacqueline Bichsel, Ph. D.

Senior Research Analyst, ECAR

EDUCAUSE
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Not being an ECAR member prevents me from accessing these data… thus the note to the list.

 

Dr. Robert Paterson

Vice President – Information Technology, Planning and Research

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY

New Phone Numbers for Molloy College
Main number:   516-323-3000

Direct number:  516-323-4848

 

Actually, the e-learning study was published in June, and so it is now publicly available: http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/state-e-learning-higher-educat... ECAR resources are limited to people at ECAR-subscribing institutions for five months and then made publicly available. I hope this study helps you answer your questions. Sincerely, Susan Susan Grajek Vice President Data, Research, and Analytics EDUCAUSE Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good 1150 18th Street, NW, Suite 900 Washington, DC 20036 direct: 202.331.5350 | main: 202.872.4200 | educause.edu
I clicked on the link provided and then clicked on the "report" icon and it said I had to be an ECAR member to access the report Dr. Robert Paterson Vice President - Information Technology, Planning and Research Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY New Phone Numbers for Molloy College Main number: 516-323-3000 Direct number: 516-323-4848
Hi Robert, There seems to be a cache issue with the page, here is a direct link to the report. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ers1304/ERS1304.pdf Please let me know if you have any questions, thank you. Colleen Keller Electronic Resources Librarian EDUCAUSE Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good direct: 303.939.0309 | main: 303.449.4430 | educause.edu | Twitter: @EDUCAUSElibrary
Thank you. Dr. Robert Paterson Vice President - Information Technology, Planning and Research Molloy College Rockville Centre, NY New Phone Numbers for Molloy College Main number: 516-323-3000 Direct number: 516-323-4848
Sent from my iPad > On Nov 13, 2013, at 12:59, "Susan Grajek" wrote: > > Actually, the e-learning study was published in June, and so it is now publicly available: http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/state-e-learning-higher-educat... > > ECAR resources are limited to people at ECAR-subscribing institutions for five months and then made publicly available. > > I hope this study helps you answer your questions. > Sincerely, > Susan > > Susan Grajek Vice President > Data, Research, and Analytics > > EDUCAUSE > Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good > 1150 18th Street, NW, Suite 900 Washington, DC 20036 > direct: 202.331.5350 | main: 202.872.4200 | educause.edu > >
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