Developing Distance Learning Programs: Applied Learnings and Thoughts

Developing Distance Learning Programs: Applied Learnings and Thoughts

Susan A. Baim (Miami University Middletown, USA)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 30
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-565-8.ch001
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Abstract

This chapter examines the processes associated with developing new distance learning programs at post-secondary academic institutions that have not previously ventured into the world of online learning. Although the majority of the topics discussed are readily applicable across a wide range of academic subjects, a new distance learning program in business technology serves to illustrate the relevant concepts. Through an exploration of students’ thoughts about the opportunities and concerns involved with online learning, plus a brief overview of distance learning efforts starting with one-way, non-interactive communications and moving toward today’s fast-paced interactive courserooms and multimedia capabilities, organizational challenges and potential trouble spots for new online academic programs are identified and discussed. The knowledge gained from this first-hand experience, combined with an ongoing dialog with online student learners and other university stakeholders, provides a strong foundation on which to build and successfully implement new distance learning programs for undergraduates at the university level.

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Preface
Paul Darbyshire
Acknowledgments
Paul Darbyshire
Chapter 1
Susan A. Baim
This chapter examines the processes associated with developing new distance learning programs at post-secondary academic institutions that have not... Sample PDF
Developing Distance Learning Programs: Applied Learnings and Thoughts
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Chapter 2
Alcina Prata, Pedro F. Lopes
This chapter describes an experiment undertaken with higher education level students, which consists of utilizing an online multimedia educational... Sample PDF
Online Multimedia Educational Application for Teaching Multimedia Contents: An Experiment with Students in Higher Education
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Chapter 3
Paul Darbyshire
Full degree programs have been offered via virtual classroom environments for some time now, and the pace of online program development is not... Sample PDF
Building Quality from Satisfaction in Online Learning Using Total Quality Management: A Case Study
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Chapter 4
Sean B. Eom, Michael A. Ketcherside, Hu-Hyuk Lee, Michael L. Rodgers, David Starrett
Post-secondary distance education via the Internet is now commonplace. Tremendous advances in information technology have allowed colleges and... Sample PDF
The Determinants of Web-based Instructional Systems' Outcome and Satisfaction: An Empirical Investigation
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Chapter 5
Matthias R. Brust
Adaptive testing is an important component of most tutoring systems. This component normally interacts with the student model to determine students’... Sample PDF
Semi-Adaptive Testing Strategies in a Web-based Generic Tutoring System
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Chapter 6
P. Laforcade
As common learning situations, Problem-Based Learning Situations (PBLS) require accurate template models in which the roles of tutor and learner... Sample PDF
UML-based Modeling of Educational Components for Cooperative Problem-based Learning Situation Design
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Chapter 7
Vincent F. Kwisnek
This chapter presents the author’s experience with the assessment of e-learning’s effectiveness. It begins by defining e-learning, then identifies... Sample PDF
Assessing the Effectiveness of E-Learning
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Chapter 8
Kathryn A. Marold, Wayne Haga
In a continuous improvement research project aimed at identifying the students who are best suited for Web-delivered programming courses, the... Sample PDF
E-Learners at Risk: The Effect of the Online Learning Environment upon Mid-level Achievers
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Chapter 9
George Yee, Larry Korba
This chapter begins by introducing the reader to privacy policies, e-services, and privacy management. It then derives the contents of a privacy... Sample PDF
Privacy Policies and Their Negotiation in Distance Education
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About the Authors