ADEC Distance Education Consortium -
ADEC is a non-profit distance education consortium composed of approximately
65 state universities and land-grant colleges. The consortium was conceived
and developed to
the creation and provision of high quality, economical distance education
programs and services to diverse audiences, by the land grant community
of colleges and universities, through the most appropriate information
Education and Training Council
- The Distance Education and Training
Council (formerly the National Home Study Council) is a non-profit [301(3)(6)]
educational association located in Washington, D.C. The association also
sponsors a nationally recognized accrediting agency called the "Accrediting
Commission of the Distance Education
Mindedge - Courses from participating
Distance Education Clearinghouse
- The Distance Education Clearinghouse is a comprehensive and widely recognized
site bringing together distance education information from Wisconsin, national,
and international sources. New information and resources are being added
to the Distance Education Clearinghouse on a continual basis.
Education in Higher Education Institutions - This report presents data
on distance education at
institutions. NCES used the Postsecondary Education Quick Information System
(PEQIS) to provide
national estimates on distance education at 2-year and 4-year Title IV-eligible,
degree-granting institutions. Distance education was defined for this study
as education or training courses delivered to remote (off-campus) sites
via audio, video (live or prerecorded), or computer technologies, including
both synchronous (i.e., simultaneous) and asynchronous (i.e., not simultaneous)
Distance Education, Issues
in Depth - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Dr. John Bear's distance learning site.
- The site includes a database of distance learning schools
Lifelong Learning's Directory of
Online Colleges - E-learning consulting firm.
The Distance Education and Training Council's
(DETC) - list of accreditated schools
The International Center for Distance
Learning - ICDL is an internationally-recognised centre for research,
teaching, consultancy, information and publishing activities based in the
UK Open University.
U.S. Distance Learning Association
World Lecture Hall -
Entry point to free online course materials from around the world. Please
browse, search, learn and enjoy.
Analysis of Selected Problems in Uses of Technology in Adult Education
- A dissertation.
A Policy and
Procedures Survey of Georgia's Statewide Videoconferencing System (GSAMS)
A Policy Framework
for Distance Education: Implications for Decision Makers - James W.
King, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska, Gwen C. Nugent, Director
of Education, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, University of Nebraska,
Earl B. Russell, Professor, University of Nebraska, Jenni Eich, graduate
student, University of Nebraska, Dara D. Lacy, graduate student, University
News, Most of the Nation's College Freshman Embrace the Internet as an
Educational Tool - Use of the Internet as an educational and research
tool is widespread among the nation's college freshmen, UCLA's
annual survey of first-year students reveals. A whopping 82.9 percent
of new freshmen — more than four out of five students — are using
the Internet for research or homework. Nearly two-thirds (65.9 percent)
say they communicate via e-mail.
a Keyboarding Course on the World Wide Web (The Georgia Experiment)
- This study addresses the
of distance learning instruction in a selected business education graduate
course in keyboarding
for Distance Learning: The Force and the Darkside - The material in
this paper was utilized for an Invited Keynote Presentation at the UNESCO
/ OPEN UNIVERSITY International Colloquium, April 27-29: Virtual Learning
Environments and the Role of the Teacher, Open University, Milton Keynes.
It also forms the basis of a planned talk at the Third International ALN
(Asynchronous Learning Networks) meeting in NY City, October, 1997 (http://www.aln.org).
American Studies Crossroads
Project - A Project of the American Studies Association Sponsored by
An Overview of Online
Educational Delivery Applications - George E. Marsh II, Ed.D., Anna
C. McFadden, Ph.D., and Barrie Jo Price, Ed.D.; The University of Alabama
Asking the Really
Tough Questions: Policy Issues for Distance Learning - Selecting technology
is perhaps the easiest part of developing a distance learning program.
Most colleges and universities find an array of available delivery systems
ranging from interactive television to sophisticated Web-based asynchronous
learning networks (ALNs). As these institutions strive to provide quality
alternative instructional delivery and enter the increasingly competitive
race for new students, two areas often receive little attention - policy
development and planning.
Pre-Tests for Successful Distance Teaching and Learning? - This paper
draws on research from a graduate level seminar in Clinical Bioethics at
a large Midwestern institution. It was comprised of twenty-two adult learners
and one Associate Professor. The discussion here comes from Dr. Buchanan’s
dissertation, entitled "Articulating a Web-based Pedagogy: A Qualitative
Association for Applied Interactive Multimedia
- AAIM (Association for Applied Interactive Multimedia) was created to
support professionals who use and develop interactive multimedia for education
and training. We are now expanding our role to include professionals in
commerce and information. The mission of AAIM is to bring together through
communication, workshops, conferences, and this web site practicing multimedia
professionals, educators, trainers, and those considering using multimedia
and related applications
Australian Correspondence Schools
Center for Global Education
- An online community for online distance learners; the site provides various
resources for learners including online course listing and online education
provider listing. The site also hosts forums.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation,
Regional and Professional Accreditation Agencies
Cognitive Styles and
Distance Education - Distance education is a new and vital force in
higher education. The design and application of distance learning is of
central concern to many educators. Research has been conducted from a variety
of perspectives in this area. However, there is not much research about
how to adapt the design of distance education to students’ cognitive styles.
This review is designed to address this issue. This article involves four
sections: (a) an overview of the construct of cognitive styles, (b) major
dimensions of cognitive styles, (c) major characteristics of distance education,
and (d) applications of cognitive styles to the design of distance education.
Models in Distance Education - Although insufficient research has been
done, it is believed by many faculty that teaching a DE course is more
time consuming and challenging than traditional teaching. Given that distance
education is a major topic in educational news media, at professional meetings,
and national conventions, knowing what successfully motivates people to
teach in new and innovative programs would be worthwhile before institutions
launch a distance education initiative. Unfortunately, there has not been
much research into this topic, or at least not much published.
A Guide for the New Millenium - Dr. Robert N. Diotalevi, Esq., LL.M.,
Director of Legal Studies/Associate Professor, The College of West Virginia
Administering a Collaborative International Course Using Distance Technology
- This paper describes the design of a collaborative international course
between two universities using distance learning technologies. Desktop
videoconferencing and WebCT technologies are used to address a module on
Women’s Healthy Aging. Constructivism theory supplies the framework for
the course design. The development of the course and methods of evaluations
Implementing an Online Course - Many basic nursing education programs
prepare their graduates to care for a limited number of patients in hospital
settings. However, the current trend is to deliver more health care to
various community settings (Hunt, 1998). Though computer training is often
not provided in nursing programs, nurses practicing in these alternate
community settings are feeling an increasing demand for computer skills.
Today, even the nursing licensure examination is administered by computers.
Development of Training
and Support Programs for Distance Education Instructors - There
is arguably no area more important to distance learning administrators
than that of training and support for distance educators. Many educators
have reached a level of understanding and experience in which they are
highly confident in their ability to deliver quality instruction. When
they are faced with adopting techniques that seem to curtail their abilities
to immediately interact with students and require the utilization of new
technologies, they are understandably fearful that their instruction and
subsequent evaluations will suffer.
at Indiana University - IU Online is a site that provides information
about Indiana University online
distance education courses and degrees.
Ed - University of Colorado at Denver
In the Millenium: Where Is It Going? - by Sue Hyatt, Director, Distance
Learning, Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Chattanooga, Tennessee
A National Study of Graduate Higher Education Programs - Distance technology
continues to impact programs and teaching in higher education institutions.
New delivery methods, new administrative structures and the creation of
new institutions are a result of the developing technology. This study
examined the current distance education practices of graduate level Higher
Education Programs in the United States. Specifically examined were delivery
methods, sources of funding, and faculty workload and compensation as they
relate to distance education.
University Distance Learning - Faculty Handbook
Instructional Design Links to Learning - As technology is being integrated
into class curricula and more on-line courses are offered in many educational
institutions, there is a need to examine the ways technology is used in
these courses and to recognize the ways technology could positively affect
Leadership - An IT Perspective
- This paper presents the author's definition
of Information Technology (IT) leadership and assesses its relevancy in
today's fast-paced technological environment. The author describes the
essential qualities and contrasts the content knowledge needed by today's
IT leader, as compared to essential characteristics common to all
leaders--past, present, and future.
Electronic Conferencing - This document is largely based on a lecture
by Linda Harasim. These
are meant to stimulate your thinking about using electronic conferencing
in your course; you don't necessarily have to follow every suggestion in
order to be successful.
Electronic Emissary - "The
Electronic Emissary was prototyped in the fall of 1992 and went online
early in February, 1993. It is, we believe, the longest-running Internet-based
telementoring and research effort serving K-12 students and teachers around
Assistance and Support Needed to Deliver Education via Distance - Two-hundred
seven faculty teaching academic courses and 30 administrators in two colleges
in a mid-west university were surveyed to study the type of education,
assistance, and support faculty feel they need to develop educational materials
for distance delivery. One-fourth of these teaching faculty had taught
via distance and another two-fifths (40%) expect to teach via distance
within three to five years.
Future of Networking
Technologies for Learning - White Papers
Global Connections Online
- Web-based courses for K-12.
Going the Extra
Mile: Serving Distance Education Students - Elizabeth A. Buchanan,
School of Library and Information Science University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
in Distance Education: How to Expand Your Distance Offerings - As distance
learning has proven to be a viable and effective means of delivering instruction,
the focus for many institutions has shifted from program establishment
to program growth. The unexpected demand for and rapid success in new distance
programs has presented challenges in terms of providing student support,
faculty training, and course quality. In order to expand distance offerings
while maintaining quality, institutions must often develop new scalable
models for every aspect of their distance support function.
Help Line: The
Ultimate in Distance Support - by Janet Gubbins, Distance Learning
University of West Georgia
are YOUR Distance Courses?: A Rubric for Assessing Interaction in Distance
Hungry Minds: An
Assessment of Online Educational Portals - mechanisms required to support
sector-specific online learning.
Obstacles Influencing Higher Education Faculty and Administrators to Teach
Via Distance - This study examined incentives that encourage faculty
to develop educational opportunities via distance and obstacles that discourage
them from doing so. The primary incentives centered on intrinsic or personal
International Multimedia Teleconferencing
International NetCourse Teacher
Enhancement Coalition Project (INTEC)
International Teleconferencing Association
International Telementor Center
Journal of Library Services
for Distance Education
Strategic Plannng with Program Implementation for Distance Education
- This article outlines some of the major factors and issues a college
or university needs to address in planning for and implementing distance
education. The authors propose that there is a need to conduct such planning
and programmatic implementation simultaneously and to integrate these activities
into the fabric of the institution as seamlessly as possible.
Decisions about Staffing and Training: Roles and Competencies for Distance
Education Programs in Higher Education - Peter Williams, The Center
for Distance Learning Research, Texas A&M University
Managing a Web-based
Literature Course for Undergraduates - by Jeffrey L. Merron, Assistant
Professor of Mass Communication, State University of West Georgia
New Chalk - New Chalk
was published by the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Instructional Technology
from November 1996 to October1998.
Online Innovation Institute (OII) - The
Online Internet Institute (OII) is committed to reshaping the nature of
teaching and learning by helping educators and students use the Internet
to improve achievement in the classroom. OII provides the tools for
educators and students to learn, interact and grow in ways necessary for
success in the 21st century.
Out of the Ivory
Tower and Into the Chat Rooms -- Are We Giving in Too Much to Technology?
- Nancy Griffin Mims, Ed.D, Professor of Education, State University of
Learning Environment for Distance Education: An Integrative Model of Technologically
Supported Learning - Marc D. Miller, Ph.D. & Thomas C. Padgett,
DBA, Department of Management and Business Systems
College of Business, State University of West Georgia
for Distance Education - A list maintained by Professor Charles Darling
Community College Hartford, Connecticut
Management Practices: A Case of Meeting New Challenges in Online Delivery
- By Emory McLendon, PhD, Faculty of Education, University of Southern
Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia
Charting your "Journey" to Distance Learning-
Laurie Sullivan - Project Discover Teacher, Barrett Elementary
Arlington, Virginia, and Shirley Ann Smith - Former Project Director of
Curriculum, and Star Schools Project Director at SERC
Interested in Post-Secondary Distance Ed., huh? - by Emir A. Mohammed
Southern Regional Electronic
Campus - The Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board
is an “electronic marketplace” for courses, programs and services. All
courses and programs are offered by accredited colleges and universities
in the SREB states and meet the Principles of Good Practice developed by
the Electronic Campus.
Staffing a Distance
Learning Team: Whom Do You Really Need? - By Melanie N. Hill, Coordinator
of the Distance Education Programs at the State University of West Georgia.
of Distance Learning, Online Learning and the Traditional Classroom -
Until the late 1980’s, the primary educational delivery model for collegiate
professorial staff was essentially the traditional lecture. Student populations
consisted of single, residential 18-23 year olds although working, non-traditional
students had begun to increase dramatically. As we approach the year 2000,
the student population has continued to change to married, employed, and
non-residential students . Due to new technologies, knowledge delivery
modules have also
changed to include on-line (education access through the Internet) and
distance education (interactive learning). Often these new educational
technologies are implemented without fully understanding their impact.
Based on a study done at a medium sized state university, we have found
that distance learning and on-line learning technologies are perceived
by students as having some benefits although they are not necessarily knowledge
Teaching and Learning on
the WWW - Over 784 examples of how the web is being used as a medium
of an Online Course to Teach Public Administrators Computer Utilization
Although there is a growing requirement that public administrators have
technology skills, within the Master of Public Administration programs
at most universities there are few accommodations for technology training
that are both field specific and meet the demands of non-traditional graduate
students. Often times the computer courses that are offered are designed
to address the needs of students pursuing careers in private industry or
teaching. For example, at the State University of West Georgia many MPA
students have taken "Computer Utilization for Educators" so they could
learn some technology skills before graduating (Clay). Many aspects of
this course, however, include components such as the
software program called Gradebook that are of no use to a public administrator.
In addition, the needs of public administrators and graduate
students who already work as full-time professionals, and often have families,
are not met by traditional on-campus courses. For these reasons, a uniquely
designed comprehensive "Computer Utilization for Public Administrators"
course has been developed. The class content was based on two in-depth
surveys and offered on-line, allowing participants to take most of
the course outside of the traditional classroom.
Millennium Copyright Act
The Open University
UniGuide Academic Guide to the Internet owned and administered by Aldea
United States Distance Learning Association
University of Wisconsin
Distance Education Clearinghouse
Styles to Adapt Technology for Higher Education - Terry O'Connor, Indiana
World Wide Web to Build Learning Communities in K-12 - Social accounts
of learning and human knowledge have led to attempts to reorganize schools
as learning communities. This paper examines the utility of the World Wide
Web for aiding in the construction of school-based and work-based learning
communities. An ordered list of interactions is provided to characterize
the depth of students' entry into new learning communities. Current offerings
on the World Wide Web are then surveyed in terms of these categories. Finally,
proposals are advanced for enhancing the architecture of the WWW to facilitate
its use for the creation and operation of learning communities.
The Assiniboine Model - This paper describes the model used at Assiniboine
Community College for the creation of web-based courses. This model
was developed based on our experience developing on-line courses, on information
gathered from other on-line courses, and on discussions with other people
engaged in on-line course development.
Why Do Educators
Embrace High-Cost Technologies? - Anna C. McFadden, Ph.D., George E.
Marsh II, Ed.D., and Barrie Jo Price, Ed.D., The University of Alabama
Why School Administrators
Need to Know About Distance Learning - by Dr. Gary Wenzel, Assistant
Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations, State
University of West Georgia
Education - Links