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

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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 ...
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Overview

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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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.

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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781591402213
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. I How Distance Programs will Affect Students, Courses, Faculty and Institutional Futures 1
Ch. II Design Levels for Distance and Online Learning 21
Ch. III E-Moderating in Higher Education 55
Ch. IV Community-Based Distributed Learning in a Globalized World 79
Ch. V Online Course Design Principles 99
Ch. VI Theory and Practice for Distance Education: A Heuristic Model for the Virtual Classroom 119
Ch. VII Looking for Indicators of Success for Distance Education 144
Ch. VIII Online Assessment in Higher Education: Strategies to Systematically Evaluate Student Learning 163
Ch. IX Assessing the Impact of Internet Testing: Lower Perceived Performance 177
Ch. X Modular Web-Based Teaching and Learning Environments as a Way to Improve E-Learning 190
Ch. XI The Effect of Culture on Email Use: Implications for Distance Learning 213
Ch. XII A Strategy to Expand the University Education Paradigm 235
Ch. XIII Return on Investment for Distance Education Offerings: Developing a Cost Effective Model 253
Ch. XIV Financing Expensive Technologies in an Era of Decreased Funding: Think Big ... Start Small ... and Build Fast 278
Ch. XV Education Networks: Expected Market- and Cost-Oriented Benefits 302
Ch. XVI Supplemental Web Sites: An Innovative Use of Information Technology for Instructional Delivery 322
About the Authors 340
Index 349
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