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 The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education

Date published : 2016
Authors: Danver, S. L. (Ed.). ,

Online education, both by for-profit institutions and within traditional universities, has seen recent tremendous growth and appeal - but online education has many aspects that are not well understood. 

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education provides a thorough and engaging reference on all aspects of this field, from the theoretical dimensions of teaching online to the technological aspects of implementing online courses—with a central focus on the effective education of students.

Key topics explored through over 350 entries include:


  • Technology used in the online classroom


  • Institutions that have contributed to the growth of online education


  • Pedagogical basis and strategies of online education


  • Effectiveness and assessment


  • Different types of online education and best practices


  • The changing role of online education in the global education system

Steven L. Danver is academic coordinator and core faculty member in social sciences in the College of Undergraduate Studies at Walden University. After completing a bachelor’s degree in religious studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in historical studies from Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, he earned his doctorate in American history from the University of Utah. Professionally, he has specialized in the history and politics of the American West, as well as in American Indian and American environmental history and policy. His research has largely centered on natural resource policy as it has applied to American Indian nations.

Cite: Danver, S. L. (Ed.). (2016). The SAGE encyclopedia of online education. Sage Publications.