ERIC Number: EJ1065494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
How Institutionalized Is Distance Learning? A Study of Institutional Role, Locale and Academic Level
Piña, Anthony A.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v11 n1 Spr 2008
The purpose of this study was to determine areas of strengths and weaknesses in the institutionalization of distance learning at colleges and universities. To accomplish this goal, 30 factors found to influence the institutionalization of innovations were identified from the literature of several area. These factors were rated by distance learning professionals on how successfully each of the individual factors was being implemented at their respective institutions. Results were analyzed and compared according to institutional role (distance learning administrators or distance learning faculty), academic level of the institution (associate, masters or doctorate) and institutional locale (rural, suburban or urban).
Descriptors: Distance Education, Universities, Institutional Role, Educational Benefits, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Geographic Location, Administrators, College Faculty, Academic Degrees, Statistical Analysis, Integrated Learning Systems, Online Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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