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ERIC Number: ED471975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec-18
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
In Search of the Best On-Line Degree Programs in Human Resources.
Kirk, James J.; Waltemyer, Holly
The advent of the Internet, the World Wide Web, and global infrastructures for e-learning are revolutionizing how colleges and universities deliver degree programs to adult students. Benefits of on-line degree programs to working adults include flexibility, convenience, and time and cost savings. New technologies that greatly affect how online degree programs function include archivability, searchability, replicability, hypertext linkability, communication devices, and representation and modeling tools. Blackboard and WebCT provide a network without instructors having to build their own infrastructure. Comparing online programs is best done with an assessment tool such as the one Diane Billings developed in 2000, which compares faculty support, use of technology, educational practices, outcomes, and student support. Use of that tool to find the best online human resource degree programs in the United States yields a list of bachelor's degree programs (Indiana State University; University of Maryland University College; Western Governors University; Southwestern College) and a list of master's degree programs (Kennedy-Western University; Western Carolina University; Walden University; Upper Iowa University; Capella University). (The information on programs, amounting to over half of the paper, includes program foci, statistics, enrollment procedures, telephone numbers, and website addresses. The document contains 22 references.) (AJ)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A