7. Automate responses. The teacher could develop a response library of often used comments
and even present this on a bulletin board for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Further,
automatic responses could be designed into a course, for example as automatic e mail
responses or self correcting quizzes.
8. Develop a scheme to handle the demand for expedient responses. Several teachers comment
that the time flexibility and the expected response time influence the nature of their workload.
Therefore, one may argue that relaxing the requirements for expedient responses and allowing
more flexible working hours could ease some teachers perception of workload. However,
students want expedient feedback, so co teaching, shift work, and the use of teaching
assistants may be considered as schemes to share a continuous and increasing workload
among several individual teachers. All teachers should also inform the students about their
online work schedule, so that the students know which days of the week and what time of the
day responses from the teachers could be expected.