effectiveness of distance education
Many community college students and employers have doubts about the quality of online education. New research with these groups raises important questions for the future of online learning, even as it quickly becomes part of the higher education mainstream.
Your students are unique and come to your online classes with different instructional and technological needs. Why would you use national data from schools with a different student population to guide your online course planning? This seminar will provide you with an action plan to gather data from your students and use those results to improve instruction and student outcomes.
video Online Seminar • Recorded on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
Despite the challenges, it is possible to maintain academic rigor and integrity even though instructors and students are scattered across the state, across the country, or even across the world. This report will explain how to gather, analyze, and apply data that will lead to a better online experience for students, faculty, and staff.
Concerns about the quality of distance learning have been a hot topic lately. From media headlines to the recent legislative challenges of the Higher Education Opportunity Act, questions about quality are being asked over and over again. Now it’s time to provide some answers–and improve your program in the process.
audio Online Seminar • Recorded on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Ever wonder what an online education program needs to do to win a Sloan-C award? The associate of science degree program in veterinary technology at St. Petersburg College, Florida, won the Sloan-C Most Outstanding Online Teaching & Learning Program award in 2007. What follows is an excerpt from an interview Distance Education Report conducted with Dr. Richard Flora, dean of the School of Veterinary Technology.
In the early years, web-based distance education was looked at as a magic bullet. A relatively quick and easy way to increase revenue without a lot of additional work or expense. Like so many things in life, however, turning a profit in online distance education is easier said than done. [...]