Critical Examinations of Distance Education Transformation across Disciplines

Critical Examinations of Distance Education Transformation across Disciplines

Abigail G. Scheg (Western Governors University, USA)
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Release Date: October, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 333|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6555-2
ISBN13: 9781466665552|ISBN10: 1466665556|EISBN13: 9781466665569
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In recent years, distance education programs have grown to allow greater educational opportunities to a diverse set of learners from all over the world. As remote learning becomes a widespread practice, universities too must adapt to this changing educational landscape.

Critical Examinations of Distance Education Transformation across Disciplines provides an interdisciplinary look at the development of distance learning in higher education. This reference work bridges the gap between disciplines by offering practical tools and solutions for successful distance education implementation. Educators, administrators, and researchers across academia will find this publication a timely and relevant resource.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Connected Learning
  • Document Analysis
  • Higher Education
  • Historical Analysis
  • Interdisciplinary Education
  • International Studies
  • Online Learning
  • Social Media
  • Student Engagement

Reviews and Testimonials

Editor Scheg presents students, academics, administrators, policy-makers, and researchers with a collection of academic essays and articles that provide a critical examination of distance, or remote, learning in a variety of disciplines. The twelve contributions, from a variety of international researchers and practitioners, that make up the bulk of the text are organized in three sections, devoted to critical examinations of distance education in the humanities disciplines, the science disciplines, and interdisciplinary or institutional distance learning programs. Scheg is a faculty member of Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina.

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I highly recommend this textbook because it is essential for understanding the history, role and importance of distance education in higher education. Tools and solutions are proposed and provided for the reader, whether an administrator or faculty member. [...] A wonderful guidebook, research tool, and pedagogical guide from the novice to the experienced faculty member and administrator.

– Dr. Chantelle MacPhee, Academic Chairperson, Miami Dade College (West)

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Abigail G. Scheg is a Course Mentor for General Education Composition at Western Governors University. She researches and publishes in the areas of online pedagogy, social media, first-year composition, and popular culture. She is the author or editor of multiple texts including Applied Pedagogies: Strategies for Online Writing Instruction, Reforming Teacher Education for Online Pedagogy Development, Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience, Critical Examinations of Distance Education Transformation Across Disciplines, and Bullying in Popular Culture.