Global Demand for Borderless Online Degrees

Global Demand for Borderless Online Degrees

Robert P. Hogan (Walden University, USA)
Release Date: August, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 266|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8912-9
ISBN13: 9781522589129|ISBN10: 1522589120|EISBN13: 9781522589136|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799800309


In recent decades, community colleges and universities have struggled with less funding, increased competition, and shrinking enrollment. Borderless online degrees offer opportunities to make higher education more accessible and to make foreign study without having to travel abroad an option. Lower cost, high retention, and reduced time to graduate are all key selling points for these degrees.

Global Demand for Borderless Online Degrees is an essential research publication that provides the benefits, risks, and solutions for entering the borderless online degree market and discusses novel online approaches that are cost-effective for higher education institutions and affordable for customers at home and abroad. This book describes innovative pedagogy in fused learning classrooms that builds relationships and promotes retention and student satisfaction. Featuring a wide range of topics such as community college, accreditation, and international education, this book is ideal for university presidents, provosts, rectors, chancellors, international educators, administrators, academicians, policymakers, researchers, and students.

Topics Covered

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

  • Accreditation
  • Administration
  • Blended Learning
  • Borderless Degrees
  • Community College
  • Distance Learning
  • Fusion Learning
  • International Education
  • Pedagogy
  • Teacher Preparation

Reviews and Testimonials

"Nowadays, civilization is highly advanced and the world needs highly skilled workers to maintain and develop it much more for now and in the future. To meet this demand, we have to give every person the chance to improve their capability everywhere. One of the solutions is e-learning...In this book, the appropriate and best form of e-learning (distance learning, particularly borderless online degrees), its merit, and the problems are introduced and explained."

– Prof. Hideyuki Kanematsu, National Institute of Technology (NIT KOSEN), Suzuka College, Japan

"The author recognizes universities have difficulty embracing new technologies and programs to meet the education needs of 21st century students and believes community colleges are in the best position to deliver education tailored to specific needs across the world...Online learning works when the delivery method meets the needs of subject to be taught and the needs of the students. Fusions Learning has the ability to provide effective education that meets the needs of a wide range of students. With the current obsession with social media, it will play an increasingly important role in online learning."

– Prof. Steve Baxendale, World Health Organization

"Dr. Hogan clearly reveals a deep expertise in all matters of distance learning, online pedagogy, administration in education, transnational organizations, and the global workplace and economy. It is both entertaining and informative and should be on the bookshelf of every globally-minded academician."

– Prof. Lisa Callihan, Central Carolina Technical College, USA

"Dr. Hogan has pinpointed a much-needed discussion about the nature of online degrees. The idea of borderless degrees is interesting and in need of exploration. Currently most degrees are location specific, and international students, while able to access these degrees, often find the curriculum is not designed in a way as to be applicable to an international audience. The book examines the historical roots of higher education and traces the development of institutions of higher education as they have evolved."

– Prof. Amy White, Journal of Educational Research and Practice, Walden University, USA

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Robert Hogan created the online college at Florence-Darlington Technical College where he also received a FIPSE grant to develop an online collaboration among four US and European colleges. He later implemented these international techniques at the University of the South Pacific where he developed borderless distance learning programs for 12 Pacific developing nations. He also received a World Health Organization grant to develop a transnational chemistry course. At the University of Fiji, he initiated an international doctoral program in Education. Most recently, Dr. Hogan pilot tested a fusion-learning pedagogy designed to reduce student isolation in online graduate programs. He is the author of the publication Global Demand for Borderless Online Degrees. Dr. Hogan received his B.A. and M.S. from New York University and his doctorate from the University of Central Florida.