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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Chapter II Design Levels for Distance and Online Learning
Chapter III EModerating in Higher Education
Chapter IV CommunityBased Distributed Learning in a Globalized World
Section II Course Development Instruction and Quality Issues
Chapter V Online Course Design Principles
A Heuristic Model for the Virtual Classroom
Chapter VII Looking for Indicators of Success for Distance Education
Strategies to Systematically Evaluate Student Learning
Implications for Distance Learning
Section III Building an Organization for Successful Distance Educations Programs
Chapter XII A Strategy to Expand the University Education Paradigm
Developing a Cost Effective Model
Think Big Start Small and Build Fast
Expected Market and CostOriented Benefits
An Innovative Use of Information Technology for Instructional Delivery
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Caroline Howard is on the faculty of the Goizueta Business School of Emory University where she teaches in the Decision Information area. She has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD from University of California, Irvine. She researches, consults and publishes in the areas of distance education, electronic commerce and telecommuting.

Karen D. Schenk holds a PhD in Information Technology and an MBA in Finance from the University of California, Irvine. She has been a professor of Information Systems at the University of Redlands, California, and North Carolina State University, teaching courses in Information Technology and Systems Design. Her research has focused on distance education, lifelong learning, decision support systems and human-computer interfaces. She is currently Senior Partner of K. D. Schenk and Associates Consulting, working with companies on decision support systems development and IT internal customer relationships.

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