Distance Learning and University Effectiveness: Changing Educational Paradigms for Online Learning

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Caroline Howard, Karen Schenk, Richard Discenza
Idea Group Inc (IGI), 2004 - Education - 352 pages
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Distance Learning and University Effectiveness: Changing Educational Paradigms for Online Learning addresses the challenges and opportunities associated with information and communication technologies (ICTs) as related to education. From discussing new and innovative educational paradigms and learning models resulting from ICTs to addressing future student needs and international issues, this book provides comprehensive coverage of the paradigm, teaching, technology and other changes that may be required of universities to remain in the new competitive marketplace of online learning.
 

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Contents

Chapter II Design Levels for Distance and Online Learning
21
Chapter III EModerating in Higher Education
55
Chapter IV CommunityBased Distributed Learning in a Globalized World
79
Section II Course Development Instruction and Quality Issues
98
Chapter V Online Course Design Principles
99
A Heuristic Model for the Virtual Classroom
119
Chapter VII Looking for Indicators of Success for Distance Education
144
Strategies to Systematically Evaluate Student Learning
163
Implications for Distance Learning
213
Section III Building an Organization for Successful Distance Educations Programs
234
Chapter XII A Strategy to Expand the University Education Paradigm
235
Developing a Cost Effective Model
253
Think Big Start Small and Build Fast
278
Expected Market and CostOriented Benefits
302
An Innovative Use of Information Technology for Instructional Delivery
322
About the Authors
340

Lower Perceived Performance
177
Chapter X Modular WebBased Teaching and Learning Environments as a Way to Improve ELearning
190

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