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Fall 2002 - Volume V, Number 3

Distance Learning: Promises, Problems, and Possibilities

This paper will examine some of the current research and thought on the promises, problems, and the future possibilities in modern distance learning, particularly types that are delivered via electronic means...

A Comparison of Student Outcomes & Satisfaction Between Traditional & Web Based Course Offerings

During a recent academic term, students had the opportunity to enroll in a web based course delivery. Unique circumstances resulted in the simultaneous offering of additional course sections in a traditional lecture/discussion format, as well as a web-enhanced format. This pilot study documents a comparative evaluation of the three course formats...

Moving Past Time as the Criteria: The Application of Capabilities-Based Educational Equivalency Units in Education

For nearly a century, the standard for determining the equivalency of academic courses and degrees has relied on time in the classroom as the primary indicator. Though widely accepted and convenient, time as the standard (i.e., the Carnegie unit) offers little utility for today's institutions of higher education...

An Analysis of Online Education and Learning Management Systems in the Nordic Countries

This article presents the results from an analysis of online education and Learning Management Systems (LMS) in the five Nordic countries. The analysis is based on literature review and in-depth interviews with 20 selected Nordic training managers. The analysis comprises a broad range of institutions from primary education, secondary education, higher education, distance education, and corporate training...

Ethics and Distance Education: Strategies for Minimizing Academic Dishonesty in Online Assessment

The author describes some of the disadvantages of online assessment and overcoming them, designing an effective, cheat-proof online assessment, keeping online courses current, and providing students with an academic dishonesty policy...

Case-Study: FGCU's Legal Studies Bachelor of Science Online Program

Many states have geographical areas that do not have four-year schools, or whose two-year colleges do not offer particular majors of interest. In Florida the State Legislature has attempted to solve these problems by allowing two-year institutions to offer four-year degrees under certain circumstances...FGCU has proposed a four-year degree in Legal Studies...

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