Best Practices In Online Program Development: Teaching And Learning In Higher Education by Elliot KingBest Practices In Online Program Development: Teaching And Learning In Higher Education by Elliot King

Best Practices In Online Program Development: Teaching And Learning In Higher Education

byElliot King, Neil AlpersteinEditorElliot King

Paperback | June 12, 2014

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Best Practices in Online Program Developmentis a practical, hands-on guide that provides the concrete strategies that academic and administrative departments within institutions of higher learning need to develop in order to create and maintain coherent and effective online educational programs. Unlike individual courses, an online education program requires a comprehensive, inter-departmental effort to be integrated into the ongoing educational project of a college or university. This book focuses on the:

  • Integration of online education into the institutional mission
  • Complex faculty-related issues including recruiting, training, and teaching
  • Multifaceted support required for student retention and success
  • Need for multilayered assessment at the course, program, technical, and institutional levels
  • Challenges posed to governance and by the need to garner resources across the institution
  • Model to insure ongoing, comprehensive development of online educational programs

Best Practices in Online Program Developmentcovers the above topics and more, giving all the stakeholders in online educational programs the building blocks to foster successful programs while encouraging them to determine what role online education should play in their academic offerings.

Elliot Kingis a Professor and Chair of the Communication Department at Loyola University Maryland. He is the author or co-author of seven books and has written extensively about the application and impact of new computer and communication technology since the 1980s. He is a co-founder of Loyola's Master of Arts program in Emerging Medi...
Title:Best Practices In Online Program Development: Teaching And Learning In Higher EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 8.8 × 5.9 × 0.5 inPublished:June 12, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415724449

ISBN - 13:9780415724449

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Table of Contents


Series Editor Introduction

Chapter 1: The Online Challenge in Higher Education

Chapter 2: The First Step Now

Chapter 3: Issues and Challenges Facing Faculty

Chapter 4: Issues and Challenges Facing Students

Chapter 5: Institutional Issues and Challenges

Chapter 6: The Generational Model for Online Program Development


Editorial Reviews

"This book should be a must-read for Senior Administrators who are thinking through the strategic decision to launch online degree programs at their institutions. For any institutions that have already taken the plunge into online learning, the book provides a clear structure and methodology to evaluate where they are and how they should go forward. Senior Administrators will find in this book the details of a step by step working process to investigate and evaluate whether online learning is right for their institution. Well done, easy to follow, and very comprehensive." Ron Chalmers, Executive Director of Online Learning, Hofstra University, USA "This book is very informative and, what is rarer, very wise. Surveying online education with an extensive view, it treats not just the different shapes that online programs take, but the reasons for those differences as well. This is just what decision-makers need." --George Otte, University Director of Academic Technology, The City University of New York