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STATE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA DISTANCE & DISTRIBUTED EDUCATION CENTER 

Studies of Effectiveness, Distance Ed Research, and Presentations by UWG Faculty & Staff


Following are samples of quantitative and qualitative studies that have been conducted on the effectiveness of DE courses at UWG. Other DE research conducted by UWG faculty and staff is also presented:

 

"Tips for Producing Videos for Online Courses", Robert Cluskey, Charles Hodges The Accounting Educator, Volume XIV, Number I, Fall 2004, <http://aaahq.org/TeachCurr/newsletters/index.htm>

Accreditation Issues in Distance Learning, Melanie Clay, Janet Gubbins, and Christy Talley, Presented at DLA 2002, Jekyll Island, Ga., June 5-7, 2002.

Developing, Designing, and Delivering a Credit Library Research Course Using WebCT, Shirley Lankford and Mark McManus, Presented at TLAT Conference, April 2002  <http://www.westga.edu/library/depts/admin/wilu.pdf >

Evaluation and Selection of Web Course Management Tools. Hazari, S. I. (1998). University of Maryland Report.

Implementation and Outcomes of Interactive Web Pages . Hazari, S. I. & Schnorr, D. (1998, August). Proceedings of the 14 th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning , 155-157.

Online Testing Methods for Web Courses. Hazari, S. I. (1998, November). Proceedings of the 14 th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning , 155-157.

Web-Based Training , Hazari, S. I. (2000). Online testing methods for web-based training courses. In B. Khan (Ed.), NJ: Educational Technology Publications.

Course Preparation for Online Learning: What Faculty Should Know, Presented by: Barbara McKenzie, Nancy Mims, and Elizabeth Bennett from the University of West Georgia, and Michael Waugh of the University of Tennessee, SITE Conference – Nashville, TN. – March 19, 2002

Needs, Concerns and Practices of Online Instructors, Barbara K. Mc Kenzie, Nancy Mims, Elizabeth (Kirby) Bennett, and Michael Waugh, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Volume III, Number III, Winter 2000, <http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/fall33/mckenzie33.html>

How Interactive are YOUR Distance Courses? A Rubric for Assessing Interaction in Distance Learning, M. D. Roblyer and Leticia Ekhaml, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Volume III, Number II, Spring 2000, <http://www.westga.edu/~distance/roblyer32.html>

Study Shows Widespread Faculty Acceptance of WebCT: A "Faculty Distance Learning Assessment, Melanie Clay, 2000. A survey was distributed to UWG faculty early fall semester 2000, to measure faculty acceptance of distance education and to determine what factors motivate and inhibit distance participation. Faculty who had used WebCT for distance teaching were significantly more positive than those who had only used GSAMS. The primary factors inhibiting faculty participation in distance teaching were concern for course quality and workload. Motivating factors tended to more often be intrinsic (challenge, desire to keep up) for those who had distance teaching experience and extrinsic (release time, monetary reward) for those who had not. Click here for a complete summary

Growing Pains; How to Do More with Less, A WebCT 2000 Poster Presentation, Presented by Janet Gubbins and Kathy Kral, July 9-12, 2000, Athens, Georgia

Students Perceptions of Distance Learning, Online Learning and the Traditional Classroom, John O'Malley, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Volume II, Number IV, Winter1999, <http://www.westga.edu/~distance/omalley24.html>

Administering a Keyboarding Course On The World Wide Web, Jack Johnson, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Volume II, Number I, Spring 1999, <http://www.westga.edu/~distance/johnson21.html>

GSAMS Policy Report, Barbara McKenzie, Diane Schlachter, Cher Chester, Mitch Oliver, Elizabeth Kirby-Bennett, Diane Frazier, Tony Guarino, Shalonda Cargill, Tom Davidson,and Leticia Ekhaml, June 1999 <http://coe.westga.edu/mit/gsamsreport/index.html>

Development of Training and Support Programs for Distance Education Instructors, Melanie Clay, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Volume II, Number III, Fall 1999, <http://www.westga.edu/~distance/clay23.html>

Redesigning the Learning Environment for Distance Education: An Integrative Model of Technologically Supported Learning Environments, Marc D. Miller and Thomas C. Padgett, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Volume I, Number 1, Spring 1998<http://www.westga.edu/~distance/miller11.html>

Help Line: The Ultimate in Distance Support, Janet Gubbins, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Volume I, Number 1, Spring 1998, <http://www.westga.edu/~distance/gubbins11.html >

Staffing A Distance Learning Team: Whom Do You Really Need?, Melanie Hill (Clay), Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Volume I, Number 1, Spring 1998, <http://www.westga.edu/~distance/gubbins11.html >

Managing a Web-based Literature Course for Undergraduates, Jeff Merron, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Volume I, Number IV, Winter1998, <http://www.westga.edu/~distance/merron14.html>



Publications not available online:
Bennett, E., & Ekhaml, L.  (2001).  Developing communities of learning in distance education courses.  Technology and Teacher Education Annual 2001, pp. 2840-2842.  Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.  

Hazari, S. I. & Schnorr, D. (1999). Implementation and Outcomes of Interactive Web Course Module . Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 15(3), 8-16

Hazari, S. I. (2004). Strategy for assessment of online course discussions Journal of Information Systems Education , 15 (4), 349-355

Hazari, S. I., & DuVall, J. B. (1993, December). Using distance education for Industrial Technology graduate courses. Online chronicle of distance education and communication , 7(1).

Kirby, E. & Roblyer, M.D. (1999, October).  A glimpse at the past, an eye to the future: A review of three video-based distance education programs.  Learning & Leading with Technology, 27(2), pp. 46-52.

Kirby, E. (1999).  Building interaction in online and distance education courses.  Technology and Teacher Education Annual, pp. 199-205.  Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.  

McKenzie, B., Chester, C., Kirby, E., Guarino, T., Davidson, T., Ekhaml, L. & Mims, N.  (1999).  Exploring the establishment of statewide distance policies in Georgia.  Technology and Teacher Education Annual, pp. 74-77.  Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

McKenzie, B. K., Guarino, T., Kirby, E., Davidson, T. J., Chester, C.  (1999).  Are training programs for new distance instructors on target?   Technology and Teacher Education Annual, pp. 216-219.  Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. 

Mims, N., McKenzie, B. K., Ekhaml, L., Kirby, E. (1999).  How to simplify involvement in on-line course work.   Technology and Teacher Education Annual,   pp. 220-223.  Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.  

McKenzie, B. K., Kirby, E., Newbill, S. & Davidson, T.  (1998).  What are the most important teaching behaviors for distance instructors?  Perceptions of facilitators, instructors, and coordinators.   Technology and Teacher Education Annual, 1998, pp. 121-123.  Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.  

Quilter, S. M., & Chester (Hendricks), C. (2001). The relationship between web-based conferencing and instructional outcomes. International Journal of Instructional Media, 28(1).
 

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