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Fall 2001 - Volume IV, Number 3

Dealing with Problem Students and Faculty*

This essay offers some appropriate policies to enact before problems arise, some of the signs that can indicate student and faculty problems in the online classroom, and some administrative responses that address both the institution’s right to offer quality online learning and the individual’s right to self-expression...

Andrological and Pedagogical Training Differences for Online Instructors*

Regardless of the reasons, the rush to join the ranks of "e-institutions" often results in the significant aspects of the online learning paradigm being overlooked. Can faculty make effective use of the online platform...?

Virtual Advising: Delivering Student Services*

In the increasingly digitized world of higher education, student support services such as advising more often than not have lagged behind the infusion of technology into the curriculum.This paper examines the current
objectives and traditional purposes of academic advising and the current methods of bringing support services online in light of those objectives...

The Effect of E-Mail Messages on Student Participation in the Asynchronous
On-Line Course: A Research Note

The purpose of this research note is to examine the effect that computer mediated communication (CMC) has on learner activity levels in a self-regulated ALN environment and to determine whether or not CMC can be used to positively influence the learning experience...

Improving Distance Education: Perceptions of Program Administrators

Using a three-round Delphi survey instrument, distance education administrators were questioned about their perceptions of variables and factors necessary for effective distance education programs. Administrators agreed most strongly that programs should encourage quality and a customer orientation, but mostly, should provide the tools necessary for faculty members to modify course materials...

Maximizing the Return on Investment for Distance Education Offerings

This article discusses how to maximize the return on investment based upon the concept of transformative income generation as well as ways in which the re-purposing of the materials is a natural by-product of the developmental process.

Distance Learning and Distance Libraries: Where are they now?

Some strategies for libraries and librarians to participate in the distance learning revolution are suggested here: developing online courses to coordinate with college courses and developing a portal or gateway presence through their web pages.

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Last modified: September 30, 2001