Online Education, Volume 1: Learning Effectiveness and Faculty Satisfaction (1999)

An anthology of Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funded case studies on learning effectiveness and faculty satisfaction in online education at an array of universities and colleges. Fourteen case studies examine critical issues involved in online education- how well people learn and how satisfied faculty are.
An anthology of Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funded case studies on learning effectiveness and faculty satisfaction in online education at an array of universities and colleges.

 

So much polemic has accompanied the evolution of higher education online, it’s useful for a change to hear directly from the practitioners. Now from pioneer colleges and universities to implement full degree programs online comes OnLine Education: Learning Effectiveness and Faculty Satisfaction. 14 case studies examine critical issues involved in online education– how well people learn and how satisfied faculty are.

Table of Contents

Part I. Learning Effectiveness
Introduction

Burks Oakley II

Student Satisfaction and Perceived Learning with On-line Courses: Principles and Examples from the SUNY Learning Network
Eric Fredericksen, Alexandra Pickett, Peter Shea, William Pelz, and Karen Swan

On-line Education to Develop Complex Reasoning Skills in Organic Chemistry
Patricia Shapley

Educational Performance of ALN via Content Analysis
Reuven Aviv

Working Professionals as Part-time On-line Learners
Gregory Hislop

The University of Wisconsin-Stout Asynchronous Learning Network Case Study Options: Using Technology to Remove Learning Barriers
Joseph Holland

Measuring the Importance of Collaborative Learning for the Effectiveness of ALN: A Multi-Measure, Multi-Method Approach
Starr Roxanne Hiltz, Nancy Coppola, Naomi Rotter, Murray Turoff, and Raquel Benbunan-Fich

Integrating ALN into an Independent Study Distance Education Program: NVCC Case Studies
John Sener and Mary Liana Stover

 

Part 2: Faculty Satisfaction
Introduction

Lanny Arvan

Faculty Satisfaction in ALNs: A Dependent or Independent Variable
Joel Hartman, Charles Dziuban, Patsy Moskal

Instructor Satisfaction in University of California Extension’s On-line Writing Curriculum
Mary Beth Almeda, Kathleen Rose

Instructor Attitudes within the SCALE Efficiency Projects
Lanny Arvan, Diane Musumeci

ALN Teaching as Routine Faculty Workload
Gregory Hislop, Michael Atwood

Implementing a Large On-Campus ALN: Faculty Perspective
Edwin Kashy, Michael Thoennessen, Guy Albertelli II, Yihjia Tsai

Factors Influencing Faculty Satisfaction with Asynchronous Teaching and Learning in the SUNY Learning Network
Eric Fredericksen, Alexandra Pickett, Peter Shea, William Pelz, and Karen Swan

Introducing the Penn State World Campus through Certificate Programs in Turfgrass Management and Geographic Information Systems
Alfred Turgeon, David Di Biase, Gary Miller