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Author Mehrotra, Chandra.

Title Distance learning : principles for effective design, delivery, and evaluation / Chandra Mohan Mehrotra, C. David Hollister, Lawrence McGahey
Published Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Distance Education: What Is It? And Why Is It Expanding So Rapidly? -- Impacts of Technology on Distance Education -- Prevalence of Distance Education in the United States -- Societal Changes Contributing to the Growth of Distance Education -- Impact of Distance Education on Traditional Instruction -- Criticisms of Distance Education -- 2. Attracting Students to Distance Learning -- How to Assess the Need and Demand for a Distance Program -- Target Audience -- Instructional Design and Mode of Delivery -- Strategies for Marketing Distance Courses and Programs -- Specific Ideas for Promoting and Marketing Distance Programs -- 3. Good Practices in Distance Education: How to Promote Student Learning and Development -- 4. Syllabus for Distance Learning Courses -- What Is a Syllabus? -- More Than a List -- Outline for a Syllabus: Putting It Together -- Other Issues -- 5. Delivery Methods for Distance Education -- Synchronous or Asynchronous? -- Synchronous Delivery Methods -- Asynchronous Delivery Methods -- 6. Selecting Delivery Methods -- Fundamental Principles to Observe in Selecting Delivery Methods -- Decision Tree Approach to Selecting a Delivery Method -- 7. Support Services -- Support Services Prior to Enrollment -- Support Services for Enrolled Students -- Support Services After Course or Program Completion -- 8. Ensuring High Completion Rates -- Problem of Retention -- Retention in Distance Education Programs -- Strategies for Improving Completion Rates -- 9. Assessing Learning Outcomes -- Guiding Principles -- Methods of Assessment -- 10. Program Evaluation -- Evaluating Program Inputs -- Program Processes -- Assessing Outcomes -- Analysis of Costs and Outcomes -- 11. Accreditation -- Guidelines for Distance Learning -- ̂ Providing Evidence Regarding the Program's Effectiveness in Meeting the Guidelines
Summary What delivery methods are available to make education accessible to a wide variety of potential learners? What are their strengths and weaknesses? How can instructors create effective learning environments in distance courses? What support from administrators and staff is essential? What guidelines are used by accrediting agencies to assure program quality? This highly readable book by three experienced faculty members answers these questions and more. Both theoretical and practical, the book presents proven principles and research-based advice. Drawing upon their experience with a var
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Distance education -- Curricula
Education, Higher -- Curricula.
Instructional systems -- Design.
EDUCATION -- Higher.
Education, Higher -- Curricula.
Höheres Bildungswesen
Instructional systems -- Design.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Hollister, C. David.
McGahey, Lawrence.
LC no. 2001002978
ISBN 145223244X