04 December 2008

Tech Note: Telecommuting Calculator

SUNY's distance learning folks have a commuter's online calculator recently updated to calculate commuter savings with distance learning classes. It is based on gasoline cost of $4/gallon; originally programmed at $2/gallon, that historical version would actually be more accurate in some seasons. You may want to adjust your miles entry into the calculation accordingly.

As faculty, both full-time and part-time, increasingly redesign their work schedules to accommodate distance learners' schedules, there is more telecommuting to campus (and computer servers) than ever before. So, the SUNY calculator is just as valuable for instructors as for students.

© 2008 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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