Cases on Distance Delivery and Learning Outcomes: Emerging Trends and Programs, 1st Edition

  • Deb Gearhart
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  • ISBN-10: 1605668710
  • ISBN-13: 9781605668710
  • DDC: 371.35
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 354 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released March 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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"Cases on Distance Delivery and Learning Outcomes: Emerging Trends and Programs" provides a firm foundation of best practices for distance course delivery and learning outcomes in order to discuss the rapid developments in online education technologies. The cases presented in this reference publication detail best and emerging practices of distance education, issues that develop as distance education grows, and an international perspective on distance education. Discussing such topics as cost and design strategies of distance course design, communication and dealing with student conduct in distance courses, developing distance programs to meet student needs and how to manage the growth of these programs, as well as the use of new technology tools in distance courses, this essential reference publication provides professional developments through a case book for distance education practitioners, administrators, librarians, and students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Cases on Best Practices in Distance Delivery and Learning Outcomes.
2: Encapsulating the Basic Tenets: Best Practices in Independent, Distance, and Online Learning.
3: Dual-Design Strategies for Modularizing E-Learning for Academic and Commercial Uses.
4: Moving Toward a Blended Course Delivery System.
5: Objective-Oriented Assessment in Desire2Learn for Quality Matters.
6: Cost Effectiveness in Course Redesign: The Transformation toward E-Learning.
7: When Distance Technologies Meet the Student Code.
8: Alignment of Course Objectives and Assessment Items: A Case Study.
9: Cases on Distance Learning Programs.
10: Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA).
11: The Case of e-Tutorials for Test Preparation for New Teachers Transitioning and Transforming into the Education Profession.
12: Finding a Niche through an External Degree–Completion Program.
13: The Proliferation, Pitfalls, and Power of Online Education.
14: Managing Growth of an Online Program though Policy and Mainstreaming: A Case Study.
15: International Cases.
16: The Appropriation of Wiki in a Higher Blended Learning Course: A Case.
17: Budding Researchers in the Humanities: An Intercultural Online Project.
18: Emerging Trends of Student Support Services in Indian Distance Education.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.