Quarterly Review of Distance Education

Quarterly Review of Distance Education is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 3, Fall

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.eduNAWEB: The Web-Based Learning Conference. October...
DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A WEB-BASED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: Lessons Learned
This article presents sets of observations and recommendations for Web-based distance learning, based on formative and summative performance and opinion data collected from participants involved in the design, development, and utilization of Wired Class,...
Diploma Mills and Distance Education
What are the warning signs? Degrees for cash, credit for life experiences, no regional accreditation, and few or no faculty-the indicators of diploma mills are easy to spot.A recent (June 25, 2004) issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education dedicated...
Distance Education: Definition and Glossary of Terms, by Lee Ayers Schlosser and Michael Simonson
Distance Education: Definition and Glossary of Terms, by Lee Ayers Schlosser and Michael Simonson Distance Education: Definition and Glossary of Terms, by Lee Ayers Schlosser and Michael Simonson. (2002). (Bloomington, IN: Association for Educational...
DISTANCE EDUCATION: Why Are the Attrition Rates So High?
Distance education is being hailed as the next best thing to sliced bread. But is it really? Many problems exist with distance-delivered courses. Everything from course development and management to the student not being adequately prepared are problematic...
Electronic Learning Communities: Current Issues and Best Practices, Sorel Reisman, John Flores, and Denzil Edge (Eds.)
Electronic Learning Communities: Current Issues and Best Practices, Sorel Reisman, John Flores, and Denzil Edge (Eds.) Electronic Learning Communities: Current Issues and Best Practices. Sorel Reisman, John Flores, and Denzil Edge (Eds.). (565 pp., Information...
Impact of Training on Faculty and Administrators in an Interactive Television Environment
This study measured the importance of training for higher education faculty and administrators in adapting to and implementing distance education courses in an interactive television (ITV) environment. The quasiexperimental study utilized a pretest-posttest...
Open and Distance Learning in the Developing World, by Hilary Perraton
Open and Distance Learning in the Developing World, by Hilary Perraton Open and Distance Learning in the Developing World, by Hilary Perraton. (228 pp., Routledge, London, 2000)A critical analysis of the mode, rate, and scale at which distance education...
Predicting Computer Self-Confidence from Demographic and Personality Variables and Computer Use
Demographic and personality variables and computer use were used to predict computer self-confidence with a sample of students enrolled in online college-credit classes. Computer self-confidence was measured with one 10-choice question. Demographic variables...
RECURRENT THEMES IN E-LEARNING: A Narrative Analysis of Major E-Learning Reports
INTRODUCTIONE-learning, sometimes referred to as online learning, Web-based learning, distance learning, and technology-based learning, among other names, is a concept that has garnered significant global attention (Gotschall, 2000; Hall, 1997). Though...