Elements of Quality Online Education: Practice and Direction (2002) -PDF

Elements of Quality Online Education: Practice and Direction, Volume 4 in the Sloan-C series (2002) provides an overview of the status of online education, examples of effective practices, and directions for research and development. Volume 4 also addresses these questions: What pedagogical practices promote effective learning online? What are the key areas for achieving cost effective quality in online programs? What services enable new populations of learners to access higher education? What motivates faculty satisfaction in online teaching? What practices assure student satisfaction? Available also in PDF format. Elements of Quality Online Education: Practice and Direction, Volume 4 in the Sloan-C series (2002) provides overviews of the status of online education, examples of effective practices, and directions for research and development. Volume 4 addresses these questions: What pedagogical practices promote effective learning online? What are the key areas for achieving cost effective quality in online programs? What services enable new populations of learners to access higher education? What motivates faculty satisfaction in online teaching? What practices assure student satisfaction?

Table of Contents

Introduction Frank Mayadas, John Bourne, Janet C. Moore   I. Learning Effectiveness Learning Effectiveness: What the Research Tells Us Karen Swan Cognitive Presence for Effective Asynchronous Online Learning: The Role of Reflective Inquiry, Self-direction and Metacognition D. Randy Garrison Improving Quantitative Research Methods in Studies of Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALN) Starr Roxanne Hiltz, J.B. Arbaugh   II. Cost Effectiveness Linking Cost Effectiveness with Institutional Goals: Best Practices in Online Education Tana Bishop The Costs of Learner-Centered Online Learning: An Exploratory Case Study Christine Geith Balancing Efficiency and Effectiveness in First Year Reading and Writing Gregory L. Waddoups, Gary L. Hatch, and Samantha Butterworth   III. Access Improving Access to Online Learning: Current Issues, Practices & Directions John Sener Access Issues and the Current State of Practice at the University of Maryland University College Merrily Stover Removing Barriers to Access: Policy Initiatives to Make Distance Learning Accessible, Affordable, and Available to All Learners Bruce N. Chaloux   IV. Faculty Satisfaction Faculty Satisfaction in the Online Teaching-Learning Environment Melody M. Thompson The IUPUI Story of Change Erwin Boschmann Institutional Support for Online Faculty: Expanding the Model Marie J. Fetzner   V. Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction with Online Learning: An Expanding Universe John Sener and Joeann Humbert Longitudinal Success Measures for Online Learning Students at the Rochester Institute of Technology Karen Vignare A Preliminary Investigation of “Teaching Presence” in the SUNY Learning Network Peter J. Shea, Eric E. Fredericksen, Alexandra M. Pickett, and William E. Pelz