An Administrator's Guide to Online Education

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IAP, 2005 - Education - 176 pages
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Unlike most books regarding online education, this book is not about teaching; it is about effectively administering an online education program. Throughout the text, we provide case studies, examples, policies, and resources from actual institutions, which further enhance the value of this text. This book encompasses the issues and provides information on how to accomplish one specific task: successful online educational administration.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Online Education
1
What Exactly Is Online Education?
2
Distance Education Theory
4
Why Online Education?
5
Issues in Online Education
7
Leadership and Strategic Planning
9
Strategic Planning
13
Evaluation and Assessment
26
Faculty Satisfaction
80
Online Student Services
83
The Deconstructed Campus
84
The Campus Service Assessment
85
Support Infrastructure
87
Online Student Success
107
Technology and the Courseware Management System
117
Information Technology
118

Policy and Operational Issues
31
Organizational Structures for Online Education
37
Consortia in Online Education
40
Guidance Committee
42
Director of Online Education
43
Financial Management
47
Faculty Issues
59
Faculty Policy
62
Faculty Selection
63
Faculty Compensation
66
Faculty Workload
69
Faculty Support
72
Student Helpdesk
120
Courseware Management System CMS
121
Portal
129
Sakai Project
132
Marketing the Online Program
135
Developing a Marketing Strategy
136
The Marketing Mix
139
Conclusion
145
References
149
Index
163
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Page 3 - ... print, audio, video or computer to unite teacher and learner and carry the content of the course; • the provision of two-way communication so that the student may benefit from or even initiate dialogue (this distinguishes it from other uses of technology in education...
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Page 5 - ... can be erected. A firmly based theory of distance education will be one which can provide the touchstone against which decisions - political, financial, educational, social - when they have to be taken, can be taken with confidence. This would replace the ad hoc response to a set of conditions that arises in some 'crisis' situation of problem solving, which normally characterizes this field of education.

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