Elements of Quality Online Education: Engaging Communities, Volume 6 in the Sloan-C Series (2004) -PDF

Online education has become the leading modality for distance education, and academic leadership expects online enrollment to grow as much as 25% per year. Thus, a central challenge to the nation is how to engage communities to make education “an ordinary part of everyday life.” To address this challenge, leading scholars and practitioners from forty colleges, universities and organizations gathered at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s annual invitational summer workshop in September 2004. Workshop papers collected here in Elements of Quality Online Education: Engaging Communities, volume six in the annual Sloan-C quality series, include provocative responses to these questions: How can online pedagogy improve face-to-face pedagogy? How can asynchronous learning networks engage the core of higher education? How can the two worlds of academia and industry cooperate to contribute to a tenfold increase in online learning in the next ten years? What do we need to learn about the business of education?.

Table of Contents

Frank Mayadas, John Bourne, and Janet C. Moore


I. How Can Online Pedagogy Improve On Face-To-Face Pedagogy?

A Constructivist Model for Thinking About Learning Online
Karen Swan
The Real-Time Case Method: The Internet Creates the Potential for New Pedagogy
James Theroux and Clare Kilbane.
A Case Study in Blended Learning: Leveraging Technology in Entrepreneurship Education
Barry Bisson, Edward Leach, Timothy Little, Robert Richards, Brian Veitch and Karin Zundel
Engagement in Online Learning Communities
Albert L. Ingram


II. How Can Asynchronous Learning Networks Engage the Core of Higher Education?

Using Blended Learning to Drive Faculty Development (And Vice Versa)
George Otte
Higher Education, Blended Learning and the Generations: Knowledge is Power—No More
Charles Dziuban, Patsy Moskal and Joel Hartman
Adding Clicks to Bricks: Increasing Access to Mainstream Higher Education
Raymond E. Schroeder and Burks Oakley II


III. How Can the Two Worlds of Academia and Industry Cooperate to Contribute to a Tenfold Increase in Online Learning in the Next Ten Years?

* Instructional Technology Graduate Programs in Support of Corporate E-Learning
Barbara B. Lockee and Michelle A. Reece
* Implementing Curricula Using A Variety of Learning Modalities at Liberty Mutual Group
Richard Benner


IV. What do We Need to Learn About the Business of Education?

Business Issues in Online Education
Stephen Schiffman
The Business of Online Education: Are We Cost Competitive
Rob Robinson
Success Versus Value: What Do We Mean by the Business of Online Education?
Doug Lynch
Reinventing the University: The Business of Online Education
Tana Bishop