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Re: Literature Review

Posted By: Andrew Topper on June 22, 2004

Here are a few articles that may be of interest to you regarding "best practices with distance education."

Higher Education Program and Policy Council. (2001). Distance Education: Guidelines for Good Practice. (PDF, 25 pages) Washington, D.C.: American Federation of Teachers. Available online at: http://www.aft.org/higher_ed/downloadable/distance.pdf

Schrum, L. (2004). Student achievement and success in online environments: Research into characteristics and strategies. Paper presented at the 2004 SITE conference in Atlanta, GA.

Fauske, J., & Wade, S.E. (2003-4). Research to practice online: Conditions that foster democracy, community, and critical thinking in computer-mediated discussions. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 36(2), 137-153.

Schrum, L. & Hong, S. (2002). Dimensions and strategies for online success: Voices from experienced educators. JALN, 6(1), 57-67.

Quality on the line: Benchmarks for success in Internet-based distance education. The Institute for Higher Education Policy. Available online at: www.ihep.com/Pubs/PDF/Quality.pdf.

What’s the difference? A review of contemporary research on the effectiveness of distance learning in higher education. The Institute for Higher Education Policy. Available online at: http://www.nea.org/he/abouthe/diseddif.pdf.

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