Technology-enhanced courses and a mode III organization of instructional work

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Abstract

Although information technology is increasingly used to deliver distance and conventional courses, there have been few studies of the effect of technology-enhanced education on the organization and purposes of academics' instructional work. I explore this issue in undergraduate and masters level education through the vehicle of case analyses of technology-rich classes taught in a public research university in the United States. What the cases illustrate is an emergent pattern of what I am calling 'Mode III' instructional production, in which the production of a course involves a matrix of non-faculty support personnel, and may be oriented to commercial purposes reflective of an increasingly embedded academic capitalism in the new economy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalTertiary Education and Management
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007

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  • Education
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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