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Establishing Successful Online Distance Learning Environments: Distinguishing Factors that Contribute to Online Courses and Programs

Establishing Successful Online Distance Learning Environments: Distinguishing Factors that Contribute to Online Courses and Programs
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Author(s): Lynne Schrum (University of Georgia, USA) and Angela Benson (University of Georgia, USA)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 15
Source title: The Design and Management of Effective Distance Learning Programs
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Richard Discenza (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA), Caroline Howard (HC Consulting, USA) and Karen D. Schenk (K. D. Schenk and Associates Consulting, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-20-4.ch012

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Abstract

This chapter looks at factors that promote development and implementation of successful online distance learning environments from the perspectives of educators and learners. It provides an overview of current tensions between the requirements of the faculty, the needs of the students, and the forces driving the development of online programs. The work is based on the authors’ current research as well as past experiences in the design, development, and delivery of online distance learning environments.

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