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Cases on Professional Distance Education Degree Programs and Practices

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Although internet technologies have transformed the concept of professional development by providing the opportunity for virtual learning environments in a non-traditional setting, the implementation of professional distance education programs still poses a challenge. Cases on Professional Distance Education Degree Programs and Practices: Successes, Challenges, and Issues examines the best practices for executing technology applications and the utilization of distance education techniques. This publication will serve as a reference for academics and instructors coordinating distance education programs, initiating distance education courses, and implementing such programs for those earning professional degrees.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Foreword
  7. Foreword
  8. Preface
  9. Acknowledgment
  10. Chapter 1: Studying Professional Degrees via the Internet
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. SETTING THE STAGE
    4. CASE DESCRIPTION
    5. REFLECTION
    6. CURRENT CHALLENGES, ISSUES, AND QUESTIONS OF RELEVANCE FACING PROFESSIONAL DEGREES VIA THE INTERNET
    7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  11. Chapter 2: Experiences of an Online Doctoral Course in Teacher Education
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE
    3. WHY WE CHOOSE THAT PARTICULAR UNIVERSITY AND PROGRAMME
    4. THE STRUCTURE OF THE ONLINE DOCTORAL PROGRAMME
    5. BENEFITS OF THE ONLINE DOCTORAL PROGRAMME
    6. CHALLENGES OF THE ONLINE DOCTORAL PROGRAMME
    7. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 3: Plagiarism
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. UNDERSTANDING THE DOMAIN OF PLAGIARISM
    4. PLAGIARISM IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
    5. TACKLING PLAGIARISM
    6. CHALLENGES
    7. SUMMARY
  13. Chapter 4: Creating Online Community
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. BACKGROUND
    4. 3. GETTING STARTED: STUDENT SUPPORTING PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
    5. 4. FOSTERING COMMUNITY BUILDING AND COLLABORATIVE LEARNING THROUGH TASK DESIGN
    6. 5. TEACHER ROLE AND MODELS OF COMMUNICATION
    7. 6. CREATING CONTEXTS BEYOND THE CLASS
    8. 7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 5: Introducing Peer Collaboration in a Networked English Writing Class
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. ORGANISATION BACKGROUND
    3. SETTING THE STAGE
    4. CASE DESCRIPTION
    5. CHALLENGES FOR NETWORKED PEER ASSESSMENT
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  15. Chapter 6: Listening and Learning through ICT with Digital Kids
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. SETTING THE STAGE
    4. CASE DESCRIPTION
    5. KEY FINDINGS
    6. CURRENT CHALLENGES
    7. IMPLICATIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 7: Culturally Responsive Online Learning for Asian/Pacific Islanders in a Pacific Island University
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE EDUCATION
    4. CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE ONLINE LEARNING
    5. CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE ONLINE LEARNING IN THE PACIFIC
    6. INTRODUCTION TO GUAM
    7. INDIGENOUS CHAMORROS
    8. COLONIAL INFLUENCE ON EDUCATION ON GUAM
    9. GUAM AND THE PHILIPPINES: SHARED COLONIAL HISTORY
    10. CHAMORRO CORE VALUES
    11. FILIPINO CORE VALUES
    12. FOCUS GROUPS: CULTURAL VALUES REVEALED BY PARTICIPANTS
    13. DISCUSSION
    14. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 8: A Case Study of Online MBA Courses
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. SETTING THE STAGE
    4. THE CASE STUDY
    5. THE FINDINGS
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  18. Chapter 9: A Case Study of a Distance Degree Program in Vietnam
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
    4. 3. CREATING THE DISTANCE DEGREE PROGRAM
    5. 4. DISTANCE COURSE DESIGN
    6. 5. DISCUSSION
    7. 6. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 10: Implementation of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning through an On-Line Masters Program
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
    3. CURRENT CHALLENGES, CONCERNS, AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
    4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. APPENDIX: COMMENTS FROM SURVEY AFTER MODULE 5
  20. Chapter 11: The Nature of a Successful Online Professional Doctorate
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. SETTING THE STAGE
    4. CASE DESCRIPTION
    5. THE CONTEXTS FOR TEACHER EDUCATION MODULE
    6. THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE: SIX STUDENT VOICES
    7. STUDENT VOICE 1: DR. PAUL SZE – HONG KONG
    8. STUDENT VOICE 2: DR. CHRISTINE SAVVIDOU – CYPRUS
    9. STUDENT VOICE 3: DR. MARK MINOT – CAYMAN ISLANDS
    10. STUDENT VOICE 4: NIKI CHRISTODOULOU – CYPRUS
    11. STUDENT VOICE 5: DR. DESPINA VARNAVA-MAROUCHOU – CYPRUS
    12. STUDENT VOICE 6: TONY DEGAZON – DUBAI
    13. A BRIEF REFLECTION ON THE STUDENT VOICES
    14. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
  21. Chapter 12: Secure E-Learning and Cryptography
    1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. E-LEARNING SYSTEM
    4. CRYPTOGRAPHY ALGORITHMS
    5. SECURITY COMPONENT IN E-LEARNING
    6. SECURE E-LEARNING MODEL
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  22. Compilation of References
  23. About the Contributors