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 Encyclopedia of Distance Learning

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning

Date published : 2009
Authors: Rogers, P. L., Berg, G. A., Boettcher, J. V., Howard, C., Justice, L., & Schenk, K. D. (Eds.). ,

Educational practices and techniques are seemingly endless due to classroom integration and use of distance learning programs and technologies. With the eyes of academic communities looking towards these advanced learning integrations to take education into the future, knowledge on recent developments and practical solutions to educational problems are pertinent to educators of the 21st century.

The Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition encompasses the latest concepts, trends, issues, and technologies in the field of distance learning, providing an audience of practitioners, researchers, educators, and students with a critical mass of knowledge on an emerging and significant educational field of study. Containing over 100 research articles by internationally-renowned professionals, this must-have resource contributes the latest findings and practices in topic areas such as computer-based learning, teaching methodologies, and distance learning programs.

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

Blended Learning Environments

Change management in e-learning

Collaborative and cooperative learning

Designing online courses

Distance learning in incarcerated populations

Distance learning instructional design

Distance learning professional associations


Electronic student teaching portfolio

Flexible online learning

Information Literacy

Instructional design and technology

Interactive e-lab

Minorities and the online university

Online mental training

Quality standards for quality e-learning

Religion and online learning

Scenario-based instructional design model

Technology-enhanced environments for learning

Threaded discussion

Patricia L. Rogers, PhD, is currently the interim dean of the College of Health Sciences and Human Ecology and the School of Graduate Studies at Bemidji State University. she was a professor and graduate program coordinator at Bemidji State University in the department of Professional Education.

Gary A. Berg, PhD, is currently director of extended education and distance learning for California State University, Channel Islands. He has worked in higher education for many years as an administrator and was director of extended education at Chapman University.

Judith Boettcher, PhD, is a consultant and author in the areas of designing for learning, faculty development and the future trends of technology in teaching and learning. Dr. Boettcher is also a lecturer at the University of Florida in distance, continuing, and executive education.

Caroline Howard is an author, editor, consultant, and educator. She is an associate professor at Touro University International. Caroline holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in management information systems from the University of California, Irvine.


Lorraine Justice, PhD, is currently at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dr. Justice has served in higher education for the past fifteen years, teaching in the areas of industrial design and human computer interface design.

Karen D. Schenk, PhD, is a professor of Information Systems at the University of Redlands, California, and North Carolina State University, teaching courses in information technology and systems design. Her research has focused on distance education, lifelong learning, decision support systems and human-computer interfaces.

Cite: Rogers, P. L., Berg, G. A., Boettcher, J. V., Howard, C., Justice, L., & Schenk, K. D. (Eds.). (2009). Encyclopedia of distance learning. IGI Global