Online learning has moved to the forefront of academia as institutes of higher learning around the world have been compelled to move their classroom courses to the virtual space with little preparation. But even now, in the wake of the pandemic, many questions remain unanswered: Can an online course deliver the same quality as a live classroom experience? Can an institution retain its unique cultural values in the process? How can an online course foster a meaningful form of community-building? What are the “must-have” requisites for moving classroom courses and programs into an online space? How does a shift to digital learning affect instructional methods, student-faculty engagement, and accreditation concerns?
These and many other questions make this handbook an invaluable resource for educators and administrators. Edited by Drs. Kjell Rudestam, Judith Schoenholtz-Read and Monique Snowden, this volume captures the experience of over 40 leading educators and professionals in online learning—both at traditional campuses and virtual organizations. Drawing upon the research literature as well as first-hand experiences and case studies, the authors argue that online learning will become vested as integral to the future of higher education.
Publisher : Fielding University Press
Language : English
Paperback : 612 pages
ISBN-10 : 1737943921
ISBN-13 : 978-1737943921
Interview with Authors.
There is plenty to unpack in this more than 600-page reference book. In occasional conversations, we’ll chat with some of the authors and higher education experts about the important online learning issues they present in the book and more.
In the first installment, we speak with Alma Boutin-Martinez, Ph.D., Fielding’s Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. She co-wrote the chapter “Evaluation and Assessment Models in Online Learning” with J. Joseph Hoey, Ed.D. and Lorna Gonzalez, Ph.D. >> GO TO ARTICLE >>