Quarterly Review of Distance Education

Quarterly Review of Distance Education is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring

Applying Scorm Principles to "Leave No Child Behind"
A major thrust of the current administration is the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001." This legislation is directed toward improving the overall educational picture of the United States by focusing on teacher improvement, curriculum enhancement, technology...
Conference Calendar
The following conferences may be of interest to the readers of the Quarterly Review of Distance Education. Recommendations for conferences to be listed in future issues may be sent to: burmeist@nova.edu20th Annual Training Directors' Forum. June 6-9,...
Designing Online Learning Environments to Support Scientific Inquiry
The proliferation of online courses underscores the need to re-examine the foundations upon which courses are grounded. In particular, an emerging perspective in science education requires designers to account for scientific inquiry in student-centered...
DISTANCE EDUCATION: Ready and Willing to Serve the Underserved?
INTRODUCTIONThe distance education community has not come to a general consensus on the definition of distance education. According to Shale (1990), "Distance education is beset with a remarkable paradox-it has asserted its existence, but it cannot define...
DISTANCE LEARNING: Emerging Pedagogical Issues and Learning Designs
Distance learning has significantly changed over the years from a social, pedagogical, and technological perspective. The compatible bonding of telecommunications technologies and social constructivist learning principles premised a pedagogical ecology...
Integrating Knowledge, Performance, and Learning Objects
A methodological framework for the delivery of knowledge, performance, and learning (KPL) systems is presented. The role of the KPL system is currently taken by learning management systems or learning and content management systems, and many of these...
ON THE HORIZON: Introduction to the Special Issue
This special issue is dedicated to ideas about future trends in distance education. The articles are conceptual, convergent, and have applicability anytime, anywhere. The complex relationship between emerging learning theories and educational technologies...
REDESIGNING GRADUATE EDUCATION IN INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY: Making Room for Distance Education
Distance Education is becoming a core area in many instructional technology graduate programs. A recent study by Deniz Eseryel, Mary Bludnicki, and Phil Doughty of Syracuse University (2004) examined the evolution of graduate programs in instructional...
Research Abstracts
Power Relationships in Two Web-Based Courses. Pettitt, John M.A study used the frameworks of Rogers (1977) and Giddens (1977, 1979, 1995) to study the experiences of 10 adult distance learners enrolled in one or both of two online undergraduate business...
The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society, by Manuel Castells
The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society, by Manuel Castells The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society, Manuel Castells (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001, 292 pages, $14.95).This is...
THE UNIVERSITY AS WORKPLACE: Preparing Lecturers to Teach in Online Environments
Despite its primary function in the delivery of undergraduate and post-graduate programs, together with its role in generating new knowledge through research, the university is also a workplace for the academic staff and others who function within it....