Online Learning

See Winter 2004 issue
Focus:
The emergence of web-based instructional delivery has expanded the continuum of learning environments and has resulted in an explosion of “online learning” initiatives. These online efforts run the gamut from independent, self-paced instruction to cohort-based, highly interactive and totally asynchronous learning environments. For each of these online delivery methods—and in the “blended” courses that include both campus-based and online components—shifts from previous distance- and campus-based instruction have occurred. These shifts are varied, and they touch upon all areas of a college campus. Of particular note are revisions in the role of the online professor, changes in pedagogy, shifts in the course reconceptualization and course design process, revisions to faculty training and student orientation programs, requisite additions to support services for online faculty and for online students (web-based and face-to-face), and a rethinking of the role of technology and its impact on student participation and course learning outcomes.

Research responses to these and other areas impacted by the online learning environment—course management systems, the impact of the online teaching experience on campus-based instruction, online student learning styles, information resources for online students, online and distributed education policies, and discipline-specific challenges for online learning—are welcome. Units of analysis may range from the professor/student or individual course, to a program, the institution or the entire online learning system. To be most helpful in this academic exchange, empirical studies (including singular surveys and case studies) should be clear and explicit about their methodology so that others can replicate or advance their research.

Who May Submit:
Submissions are welcome from faculty members, administrators, researchers, and other college personnel at all levels, as well as any others who are actively involved in directing or providing support services to online learners, online faculty and online programs.

Please identify your submission with keyword: ONLINE
Submission deadline:
On-going submission requests with cut-off date set by issue publication month.
See Regular and Short submission deadline in Submission Procedure.
PROMO
ACTIVE-L Humber College, TORONTO, ON

AERA-C Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

ACSOFT-L Washington University in St. Louis 

AERA-J Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

DEOS-L Pennsylvania State University

DEOSNEWS  Pennsylvania State University
 
DEOS-R  Central Michigan University

EDSTYLE  St.John's University, NY

EDUONLINE  http://www.onelist.com

EDTECH  Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Learn-Net  Iowa State University 

Staff-Development  http://www.mailbase.ac.uk/lists-p-t/staff-development/

THINK-L  University of Missouri St. Louis

TIE-L  University of Vermont

WWWEDU  Global School Networks








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