Volume 4, Issue 3 - September 2000

Faculty Satisfaction in ALNs: A Dependent or Independent Variable

Joel Hartman, University of Central Florida
Charles Dziuban, University of Central Florida
Patsy Moskal, University of Central Florida

The authors describe relationships among infrastructure, student outcomes, and faculty satisfaction at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The model focuses on a developmental process that progresses from courses with some Web presence to those that are driven by ALN. Faculty receive support for on-line teaching in the form of...

Instructor Satisfaction in University of California Extension's On-line Writing Curriculum

Mary Beth Almeda, University of California Extension
Kathleen Rose, University of California Extension

This article describes instructor satisfaction in 14 on-line courses in freshman-level composition and literature, business writing, and English as a Second Language offered in the University of California...

Instructor Attitudes within the SCALE Efficiency Projects

Lanny Arvan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Diane Musumeci, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This paper presents the results of interviews with the principal investigators of the current Sloan Center for Asynchronous Learning Environments (SCALE) Efficiency Projects. There are six such projects: Spanish, Microbiology, Economics, Math, Chemistry, and Physics. The paper reviews each project individually, summarizes the results, and then discusses some common lessons...

ALN Teaching as Routine Faculty Workload

Gregory Hislop, Drexel University
Michael Atwood, Drexel University

If the current growth in on-line education continues, teaching on-line will become part of routine faculty workload at many traditional, research-oriented universities. This is...

Implementing a Large On-Campus ALN: Faculty Perspective

Edwin Kashy, Michigan State University
Michael Thoennessen, Michigan State University
Guy Albertelli II, Michigan State University
Yihjia Tsai, Michigan State University

This case study describes the implementation and continued operation of a large on-campus ALN for a 500-student course in introductory physics. The ALN was used to modify and complement the original course and thus represents an evolution rather than a revolution. A highly positive impact on student success rates was...

Factors Influencing Faculty Satisfaction with Asynchronous Teaching and Learning in the SUNY Learning Network

Eric Fredericksen, State University of New York
Alexandra Pickett, State University of New York
Peter Shea, State University of New York
William Pelz, Herkimer County Community College
Karen Swan, University of Albany

"...100% of faculty reported that they were either satisfied or very satisfied with the SUNY Learning Network." ...

Introducing the Penn State World Campus through Certificate Programs in Turfgrass Management and Geographic Information Systems

Alfred Turgeon, The Pennsylvania State University
David Di Biase, The Pennsylvania State University
Gary Miller, The Pennsylvania State University

This paper describes two of the distance educational programs-Turfgrass Management and Geographic Information Systems-offered through the Penn State World Campus during its first year of operation in 1998....