Distance Learning

Magazine targeting audience of distance learning trainers and instructors. Features practical ideas for field, as opposed to research.

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 1, 2006

Adjunct Faculty in Distance Education: What Program Managers Should Know
A NEW BREED OF FACULTY MEMBERA GROWING TRENDMany institutions offering distance education programs have increased their reliance on online adjuncts as their enrollment numbers have soared (Brewster, 2000). For example, Jones International University...
Applying the Principles of Constructivism to a Quality E-Learning Environment
The work of constructivist theorists, notably Piaget and Vygotsky, identified two constructivist learning models: individual constructivism, which states that knowledge is constructed from personal experience by the individual, and social constructivism,...
Courtroom of the Future Available Today: West Virginia Supreme Court Connects Magistrate and Regional Jails with Videoconferencing
The Supreme Court of Appeals reigns as West Virginia's highest court, hearing appeals from cases decided in circuit courts. Cases include criminal convictions on appeal from magistrate court and administrative agencies. West Virginia is one of only 11...
Forensic Science Education for the Civil and Criminal Justice Communities
Effective planning and development of distance learning programs are discussed in this article. The focus is on differences between distance education and Web-based learning, factors to consider when planning distance education, course management system...
Good (Best) Practices for Electronically Offered Degree and Certificate Programs: A 10-Year Retrospect
Who would have ever imagined the effect of one set of distance education principles developed 10 years ago (1995)? At a time in the history of distance- and e-learning, when many associations, organizations, and institutions set about to define themselves...
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Pod People have arrived, and the changes they bring with them will be as thrillingand disturbing-as any 'fifties sci-fi movie.It began, like all frightening changes, in some quiet corner of a lonely room: a tormented technoid, huddled in front of...
Online Learning Environments: A Report of an Instructional Design Case Event
INTRODUCTIONThere are too few opportunities for learning service professionals and students to practice authentic instructional design as a part of their respective training and academic preparation. The professional practice of instructional design...
Support for Distance Education and Training
The case is now more convincing than ever that distance education and training (DE), and specifically elearning, is the essential component in the survival of traditional education. E-learning allows the scope of the education offered by an institution...
The Value of Technology Tools in Team Projects
Learning activities that make use of small groups and teams are now common in many e-learning courses and environments. From college courses on science or engineering to training programs on computer security or leadership, many instructors value the...
Wireless Canopies
A canopy is a roof-like covering, and wireless means no wires, so one would assume that a wireless canopy is a roof-like covering with no wires.Well, most of us know that wireless canopy is used to refer to a "hot zone," or a wireless network area. Thus,...
World's Youth Connect through Global Nomads Group and Polycom: Four Americans in Paris Hatch a Plan That Makes the World a Much Smaller Place
I have seen evidence of what one series can do in the lives of teenagers who believe nothing can change them. I have seen, firsthand, the results of what such an experience can do. One of our students, Paul, announced in an interview with a local newspaper...
WWW.CILC.Org: A Website That Helps Educators Move from Novice to 'Nowledgeable
Novice: a person new to a field or activity; a beginnerKnowledgeable: someone with specialized information and experience relating to a particular areaINTRODUCTIONWhen training teachers, media specialists, technology coordinators, and others new to videoconferencing,...