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Cases on Building Quality Distance Delivery Programs

Book Description

The field of education is continually changing to reflect the needs and demands of students.  The greatest impact on education came with the introduction of audiovisual technologies, computer technologies, the Internet, and the World Wide Web.  Cases on Building Quality Distance Delivery Programs: Strategies and Experiences targets pressing needs in distance education by connecting theory and practice, addressing emerging leadership issues, and identifying best practices in teaching and learning. This book unites cases that not only can be used for teaching, but also as a resource for building quality distance delivery programs.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
    2. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. BUILDING QUALITY DISTANCE DELIVERY PROGRAM
    2. THE CONTRIBUTION OF THIS BOOK
    3. THE ORGANIZATION OF THIS BOOK
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: History of Distance Education
    1. Chapter 1: A History of Distance Education
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ASYNCHRONOUS BEGINNINGS
      4. THE ADDITION OF TECHNOLOGY
      5. SYNCHRONOUS ADAPTATIONS
      6. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
  9. Section 2: Cases for Building Quality: Leading
    1. Chapter 2: Course Management Systems in Transition
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. LITERATURE REVIEW
      3. METHOD
      4. RESULTS
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    2. Chapter 3: An Inquiry into the Policies and Practices for Online Education at One U.S. Doctoral/Research-Extensive University
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 4: Planning and Implementing Online Programs
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL-BASED PERSPECTIVE
      5. CHALLENGES
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CASE STUDY: DEPARTMENT-BASED PERSPECTIVE
      8. CHALLENGES
      9. RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. Chapter 5: Leading a Change Initiative
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. NATIONAL STUDIES ON THE GROWTH OF ONLINE LEARNING IN PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
      3. ONLINE LEARNING: PERCEPTIONS AND BARRIERS
      4. A COLLEGE’S ACTION RESEARCH TO EXPLORE ITS FACULTY’S PERCEPTIONS OF ONLINE LEARNING
      5. BEGINNING THE CHANGE PROCESS
      6. FINAL THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP FOR CHANGE
    5. Chapter 6: The Case of Teacher-Librarianship by Distance Learning at the University of Alberta, Canada
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. Chapter 7: Full-Surround “Instructional Design” Support for Quality E-Learning
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
      4. The Definition of Quality in E-Learning
      5. CASE BACKGROUND
      6. EXISTING SUPPORTS FOR E-LEARNING QUALITY
      7. CAVEATS
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 8: Leading an Online School
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. CURRENT ISSUES IN ONLINE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
      3. CASE STUDY: VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL (VLACS)
      4. CURRENT CHALLENGES IN ONLINE SCHOOLS
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ONLINE SCHOOL LEADERS
    8. Chapter 9: Library Support to Distance Learners
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT MAKES DISTANCE LIBRARY SERVICES VALUABLE?
      4. WEB 2.0 APPLICATIONS AND LIBRARY 2.0 FOR DISTANCE LEARNERS
      5. CASE OF DISTANCE LIBRARY SERVICES OF A UNIVERSITY IN INDIA
      6. ORGANIZATIONAL CONCERNS AND ISSUES
      7. SOULTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  10. Section 3: Cases for Building Quality: Teaching and Learning
    1. Chapter 10: Quality MattersTM
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING QUALITY MATTERS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    2. Chapter 11: Charting Student Physical Locations in the Virtual World
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. EDUCATIONAL SETTING
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. THE PEDAGOGICAL CASE FOR MAPPING
      5. THE CASE’S USE OF REFLECTIVE JOURNALING
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRACTICE
    3. Chapter 12: Technology-Supported Constructivism
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. Chapter 13: Student Epistemic Beliefs as a Catalyst for Online Course Design
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. PROBLEM STATEMENT
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. CASE DESCRIPTION
      7. ANALYSIS OF SURVEY DATA
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. Chapter 14: The Third Time’s for Charm
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. Chapter 15: Working In a Wiki Environment
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION: THE PRESERVICE TEACHERS' WIKI EXPERIENCES
      5. CARRYING OUT THE SUGGESTED IMPROVEMENTS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. Chapter 16: Avoiding Isolation through Collaborative Learning and Lecture Videos
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. RESULTS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. Chapter 17: Old Dogs, New Tricks
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND: GETTING TO KNOW ME
      3. “OLD DOGS:” A SELF-STUDY INVESTIGATING MY EXPERIENCES WITH ONLINE INSTRUCTION
      4. SELF STUDY METHODOLOGY
      5. INTRODUCING THE SIX COMPONENTS AND FOUR PHASES OF SELF ASSESSMENT
      6. UNITING THE SIX COMPONENTS WITH THE MULTIPLE CONTEXTS
      7. RELATING MY RESEARCH QUESTIONS TO THE LITERATURE
      8. MY EXPERIENCES WITH THE CHANGE PROCESS
      9. SYNTHESIZING AND CATEGORIZING THE DATA
      10. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  11. Section 4: The Future of Distance Education
    1. Chapter 18: Visions, Voices, and Virtual Journeys
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE EVOLUTION OF DISTANCE EDUCATION
      4. CONCLUSION
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors