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Cases on Critical and Qualitative Perspectives in Online Higher Education

Book Description

Online education continues to permeate mainstream teaching techniques in higher education settings. Teaching upper-level classes in an online setting is having a major impact on education as a whole and is fundamentally altering global learning. Cases on Critical and Qualitative Perspectives in Online Higher Education offers a collection of informal, personalized articles that identify, describe, and examine actual experiential domains of online program and course production. Administrators, developers, instructors, staff, technical support, and students in the field of online higher education will benefit from these case studies to reinforce and enhance their work.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Introduction
    1. A FRAMEWORK FOR THE ANALYSIS OF CASE STUDIES OF ONLINE HIGHER EDUCATION
  9. Acknowledgment
  10. Section 1: Getting Going
    1. Chapter 1: eLearning Pedagogy
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Challenges and Solutions when Designing and Teaching Online Courses
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Program Administration and Implementation of an Online Learning Initiative at a Historically Black College University
      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 4: Faculty Participation in Online Higher Education
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Getting Time to Teach
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: Navigating the Lack of Face Time
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. Chapter 7: Building Learning Spaces
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE ONE: DESCRIPTION AND CONTEXT
      5. CASE ONE: CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. CASE ONE: SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CASE TWO: DESCRIPTION AND CONTEXT
      8. CASE TWO: CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      9. CASE TWO: SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 2: Conflicts and Challenges
    1. Chapter 8: How to Hollow Out an Education
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. THE PROMISE OF ONLINE EDUCATION
      3. WHAT THE PROMISE LEAVES OUT
      4. HYBRID COURSES DO NOT ENTIRELY AVOID THE PROBLEM
      5. WHERE ONLINE EDUCATION WORKS BEST
      6. UNDERMINING THE FACULTY
      7. HOLLOWING OUT THE TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    2. Chapter 9: Conflicting Worlds or Unique Partnerships
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    3. Chapter 10: Developing, Implementing, and Experiencing an Online Sociology Degree Completion Program at a Large California Public University
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. Chapter 11: Game On! Teaching Foreign Language Online
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. EPILOGUE
    5. Chapter 12: Redesigning Student’s Thinking Processes through Advanced Discussion Forums
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE NATURE OF THE THREADED DISCUSSION FORUMS
      4. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      5. CASE STUDY A
      6. CASE STUDY B
      7. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. Chapter 13: Hard-Learned Lessons
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. TECHNOLOGICAL CONCERNS
      6. COURSE OFFERINGS
      7. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. PEDAGOGICAL LESSONS
      10. WIDER IMPACT
      11. STUDENTS AND CAMPUS-BASED TECHNOLOGY
      12. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 14: Beyond the Horizon
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. APPENDIX 1: GUIDELINES FOR CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
      8. APPENDIX 2: CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION GRADING RUBRICS
      9. APPENDIX 3: GRADING RUBRICS FOR ESSAYS
  12. Section 3: Administrative Cases
    1. Chapter 15: Orchestrating an Enrollment Management Transformation
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. SETTING THE STAGE
      3. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS–AN ORCHESTRATED RESPONSE
      6. NEXT STEPS TO ORCHESTRATE YOUR OWN ENROLLMENT DESTINY
    2. Chapter 16: Moving Your College toward Online Programs Including a Quality Matters Implementation Plan
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    3. Chapter 17: Ethical Challenges and Adaptive Solutions Regarding Support of Online Graduate Student Research in Regions with Limited Infrastructure
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ONLINE GRADUATE EDUCATION IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
      3. NUTS AND BOLTS OF SUPPORTING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN COMPLETING AN AMERICAN RESEARCH-ORIENTED GRADUATE PROGRAM
      4. ETHICAL CHALLENGES WALDEN UNIVERSITY HAS ENCOUNTERED WHILE SUPPORTING RESEARCH IN REGIONS WITH LIMITED INFRASTRUCTURE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTIONS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FINAL REFLECTIONS ON LESSONS LEARNED
    4. Chapter 18: Improving the Online Dissertation Writing Process
      1. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      2. SETTING THE STAGE
      3. CASE DESCRIPTION
      4. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. Chapter 19: Learning across Multiple Spaces
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONCERNS
      4. MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONCERNS
      5. MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONCERNS
      6. MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL CONCERNS
      7. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  13. Section 4: Evaluation
    1. Chapter 20: Evidencing Quality
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. SETTING THE STAGE
      3. CASE DESCRIPTION
      4. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRACTICE
    2. Chapter 21: Integrating Course Quality within a Community of Practice
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    3. Chapter 22: Efficiency and Quality Improvement in Online Course Development
      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 23: Comparing “Pracademic” Teaching Techniques and Career Outcomes in Online and Traditional Criminal Justice Educational Environments
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    5. Chapter 24: Academic Dishonesty in Online Courses
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND ON THE ISSUE
      3. CASE DESCRIPTION
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
    6. Chapter 25: Conducting Online Posting Activity on a Social Networking Site (SNS) to Replace Traditional Learner Diaries
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. PROJECT BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CHALLENGES FACING THE CASE/PROJECT AND SOLUTIONS
      6. MAIN FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors