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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Introduction to Online Education
Leadership and Strategic Planning
3 Policy and Operational Issues
4 Faculty Issues
Online Student Services
Online Student Success
Technology and the Courseware Management System
Marketing the Online Program

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Page 9 - And it ought to be remembered ' that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
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...
Page 3 - Distance education is a form of education characterized by: • the quasi-permanent separation of teacher and learner throughout the length of the learning process (this distinguishes it from conventional face-to-face education); • the influence of an educational organization both in the planning and preparation of...
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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