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

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Howard, Caroline
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Jul 1, 2003 - Education - 368 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 I How Distance Programs will Affect Students Courses Faculty and Institutional Futures
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
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
About the Authors

Strategies to Systematically Evaluate Student Learning
Lower Perceived Performance
Chapter X Modular WebBased Teaching and Learning Environments as a Way to Improve ELearning

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Caroline Howard (PhD) is an author, editor, consultant, and educator. She is an independent academic. Prior to becoming online faculty, she was on the faculty of Emory University's Goizueta Business School and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Caroline holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in management information systems from the University of California - Irvine where she received honors for her teaching and research. She has published a number of articles on technology and learning. Her books include the first and 2nd editions of the Encyclopedia of Distance Learning (2005 and 2009), Winning the Net Game: Becoming Profitable Now that the Web Rules have Changed (Entrepreneur Press, 2002), The Design and Management of Effective Distance Learning Programs (2002), and Distance Learning and University Effectiveness: Changing Educational Paradigms for Online Learning (2005).

Karen D. Schenk Ph. D., is 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. Prof. Schenk is the co-editor of two books “The Design & Management of Effective Distance Learning Programs”, 2002, Information Science Publishing, and the book “Distance Learning and University Effectiveness”, 2004, Information Science Publishing.

Richard Discenza is a professor of Production Management and Information Systems in the College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. He received his BSF in Forestry from Northern Arizona University, an MBA from Syracuse University, and a PhD in Management from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Discenza was formerly dean of the college where he helped establish and oversaw the development of a distance MBA program. His current research focuses on business process reengineering, distance education, project management and supply chain management. He has published numerous articles in professional and academic journals and is a member of APICS, the Academy of Management, and PMI. [Editor]

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