Elements of Quality Online Education: Into the Mainstream: Wisdom from the Sloan Consortium (2003)

Of value to practitioners in the full range of educational contexts, the sixteen wisdom papers in this collection include perspectives ranging from programs and institutions to effective practices to insights about the future of higher education as new models emerge that will improve learning effectiveness, cost effectiveness, access, faculty satisfaction and student satisfaction. Each year, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation invites practitioners to a workshop to confer and share their practical research on specific challenges of importance to quality online education. These summer research workshops result in the publication of annual volumes in the Sloan Consortium quality series and in online workshops that use the annual volumes as a starting point for disseminating information and building knowledge with a wider audience.
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Of value to practitioners in the full range of educational contexts, the sixteen wisdom papers in this collection include perspectives ranging from programs and institutions to effective practices to insights about the future of higher education as new models emerge that will improve learning effectiveness, cost effectiveness, access, faculty satisfaction and student satisfaction.

 

Each year, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation invites practitioners to a workshop to confer and share their practical research on specific challenges of importance to quality online education. These summer research workshops result in the publication of annual volumes in the Sloan Consortium quality series and in online workshops that use the annual volumes as a starting point for disseminating information and building knowledge with a wider audience. The 2003 Summer Research Workshop produced volume 5 in the Sloan-C series on quality education: Elements of Quality Online Education: Into the Mainstream—focusing on student satisfaction, learning effectiveness, blended environments, and assessment—and in online research workshops that have engaged more than 500 practitioners from many schools, organizations, and nations in exploring new models for excellence in online education.

 

In 2003, summer research workshop participants were also invited to do something new—to provide brief perspectives on topics of their own, relating their own experiences and perspectives that are useful to other practitioners.The sixteen wisdom papers in this collection represent views ranging from programs and institutions, to effective practices, and to insights that will affect the future of learning.

 

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Janet C. Moore, John Bourne, and Frank Mayadas
I. Institutional and Program Perspectives

The Value of Online Learning: Perspectives from the University of Illinois at Springfield
Burks Oakley II

Lessons from the ALN Home Front: Pace University’s 2003 NACTEL Graduates and Educational Learning Theory
David A. Sachs

A Viable Opportunity for Deaf Results in Effective Strategies for All
Joeann Humbert and Karen Vignare

Year-Round College Instruction and ALN
Victor Kobayashi

A Systems Approach to Effective Online Teaching and Learning: A Preliminary Examination of Linkages Between Student and Faculty Satisfaction
Tana Bishop and Claudine SchWeber

 

II. Effective Practices

Increasing Design and Development Productivity for Computer-Aided Online Learning
Olin Campbell

Assisting Students with Self-Directed Learning Skills
Lynn Hunter and Susan Nesbitt

The Virtues of Teaching Literature Online
Razak Dahmane

The Liberal Arts Ideal in an Asynchronous Age
Cornell J. Reinhart

The Delphi Process as a Collaborative Learning Method
Murray Turoff, Starr Roxanne Hiltz, Zheng Li, Yuanqiong Wang, and Hee Kyung Cho

 

III. The Future

Online Learning Has Come of Age: Four New Frames of Reference
John Sener

Second-Generation Faculty Development for Online Learning: Community-Building and Resource-Sharing
George Otte

At the Crossroads: “The Long Now,” A Future of Possibilities
Janet K. Poley

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the Breakthrough Series Model (BTS) for Collaborative Improvement
Penny Carver

Online Education in the Mainstream: Missing Markets, Digital Immigrants, and Variable Costs
Gregory W. Hislop

Increasing Adult Access to E-Learning: Five Strategies for Overcoming Policy Barriers
Bruce Chaloux