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Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 15, No. 2 (March 2004) pp. 63–84
Evaluation activities provide vital information on which to base planning and implementation decisions related to today's rapidly changing educational environment. This article discusses the context of and rationale for the rigorous, well-planned...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 1692–1695
Many educators and researchers consider learner motivation as one of the most important factors leading to success in traditional learning environments. Learner motivation plays a similarly important role in online learning. However, very little...
Journal of Continuing Higher Education Vol. 44, No. 3 (1996) pp. 29–34
Research has largely emphasized that distance education methods are as good as traditional education. The convenience, flexibility, and interactivity of newer communications technologies give rise to the claim that distance education is superior for ...
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks Vol. 11, No. 1 (April 2007) pp. 97–106
Changes in the language we use to talk about our activities in service of this mission and a concomitant increased emphasis on blended learning are two trends that emphasize the importance retaining important meaning and knowledge associated with...
Policies, Administration, and Management: As published in "Distances et Savoirs" (D & S--7/2009. A La Croisee des Recherches, pages 627 to 641)
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 25, No. 1 (2011) pp. 33–49
The chapters in Part IV of "Handbook of Distance Education" (2007), "Policies, Administration, and Management," focus on the ways in which policies encourage or hamper the integration of distance education into mainstream educational institutions....
Comparison of Faculty Workload in Resident and Distance Environments: The Case of a Turfgrass Management Course
Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education Vol. 33 (2004) pp. 102–105
Concerns about faculty workload in the online environment are a reported deterrent to participation in distance teaching. To date, such concerns have been based primarily on anecdotal evidence rather than empirical research. This paper presents...
Open Learning Vol. 13, No. 2 (1998) pp. 4–11
Uses a range of case studies to provide an international overview of the use of technologies in education and training. Discusses the current context for distance education and training, and identifies principles which contribute to meeting the...