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Crumpacker, Norman – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2001
This literature reviews explores the pedagogical approach, skills, and motivation factors that influence or are influenced by distance education instructors. Discusses Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALNs), a collaborative, problem-based asynchronous course design; and the need for instructor training and development to improve skills needed that…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Faculty Development, Literature Reviews, Motivation
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Bothel, Richard – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2001
Discusses the needs of distance learning students in higher education and suggests that good distance learning programs may have to deliver more services to the student than traditional programs. Describes four models for distance learning that are prevalent today and recommends the one that is most congruent with traditional academia. (LRW)
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Distance Education, Higher Education, Models
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Johnson, Judy; DeSpain, B. C. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2001
Describes results of a survey of Deans of Colleges of Education that investigated distance education courses using interactive television or a Web-based instructional delivery model. Discusses faculty ownership of developed courses and materials; compensation; attitudes toward the distance learning instructional model; faculty training and…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Distance Education, Educational Television, Faculty Development
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McAlister, M. Khris; Rivera, Julio C.; Hallam, Stephen F. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2001
Considers issues involved in Web based courses in higher education. Highlights include the institution's mission and strategies; administrative support; obstacles to adopting a Web curriculum; intellectual property issues; instructor compensation; criteria for selecting Web courses; preparation and delivery of course materials; student assessment;…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Planning, Compensation (Remuneration), Criteria
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Rockwell, Kay; Furgason, Jack; Marx, David B. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2000
Distance educators participated in a Delphi study to identify and rank future research and evaluation needs/issues. The study focused on planning for distance education; structuring decisions required for distance education; the implementation process; and evaluation needs in documenting outcomes. Four themes emerged: cooperation and collaboration…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Distance Education, Educational Development, Educational Needs
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McKenzie, Barbara K.; Mims, Nancy; Bennett, Elizabeth; Waugh, Michael – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2000
Explores online faculty backgrounds, concerns, and online teaching practices. Participants were all of the instructors at the State University of West Georgia who taught online courses in the fall 1999 semester. Findings provide administrators with information to consider as they wrestle with online delivery issues such as course size limitations…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Development
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Rumble, Greville – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2000
Development of information and communication technologies has greatly expanded the number of institutions offering programs on a regional or global basis. Looks at problems that distance education institutions have faced, and continue to face, in terms of delivery of materials, student access to technology, structures, and maintenance of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Administration, Educational Development
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Dooley, Kim E.; Murphrey, Theresa Pesl – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2000
Discusses the use of technology for distance education in higher education, considers the role that perspectives within the institution play in formulating a strategy for development and implementation, and describes a study that used a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) Analysis to determine the perspectives of…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adoption (Ideas), Distance Education, Higher Education
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Gerson, Steven M. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2000
Discusses the lack of strategies regarding distance education standards, policies, or procedures in higher education; describes barriers to successful online education; and explains the E-CLASS model to help faculty with online course development. Topics include Web site components and Web site design considerations. (LRW)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Strategies, Higher Education, Models
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Butner, Bonita K.; Smith, Albert B.; Murray, John – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 1999
This survey study examined the current distance education practices of graduate level higher education programs. Highlights include delivery methods (interactive television was dominant); sources of funding (primarily from institutional dollars); and faculty workload and compensation (usually considered part of the normal workload with no extra…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Distance Education, Educational Finance, Faculty Workload
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Clay, Melanie – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 1999
Discusses training and support for distance educators. Topics include why faculty embrace distance education; why they resist it; stages of faculty development; types of effective training; content of training; level of course support offered; rewards and incentives for distance instructors; and evaluating staff development. (LRW)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Incentives
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Liu, Yuliang; Ginther, Dean – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 1999
Considers how to adapt the design of distance education to students' cognitive styles. Discusses cognitive styles, including field dependence versus independence, holistic-analytic, sensory preference, hemispheric preferences, and Kolb's Learning Style Model; and the characteristics of distance education, including technology. (Contains 92…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Cognitive Style, Distance Education, Holistic Approach
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