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Online Pedagogy: Principles for Supporting Effective Distance Education

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Journal on Excellence in College Teaching Volume 15, Number 1, ISSN 1052-4800


Distance education has become a major form of education in the United States. This surge in popularity has launched a plethora of scholarship emphasizing the distillation of those strategies which inform effective, learning experiences in the distance environment. A growing consensus among researchers recognizes the need for a holistic approach to discerning these strategies of effective practice, which can then also be articulated as principles for application. This article presents such a synthesis, detailing the administrative, instructional design and development as well as pedagogical implementation strategies which support effective distance education and summarizes these strategies with a set of guiding principles for practitioners to apply in their individual environments.


Scheer, S.B., Terry, K.P., Doolittle, P.E. & Hicks, D. (2004). Online Pedagogy: Principles for Supporting Effective Distance Education. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 15(1), 7-30. Retrieved October 22, 2019 from .

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