ERIC Number: EJ1068344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Abstractor: As Provided
Thirty-Two Trends Affecting Distance Education: An Informed Foundation for Strategic Planning
Howell, Scott L.; Williams, Peter B.; Lindsay, Nathan K.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v6 n3 Fall 2003
Recent issues in this journal and other prominent distance-learning journals have established the need for administrators to be informed and prepared with strategic plans equal to foreseeable challenges. This article provides decision makers with 32 trends that affect distance learning and thus enable them to plan accordingly. The trends are organized into categories as they pertain to students and enrollment, faculty members, academics, technology, the economy, and distance learning. All the trends were identified during an extensive review of current literature in the field.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Strategic Planning, Literature Reviews, Higher Education, College Students, Enrollment Trends, School Schedules, Academic Persistence, College Faculty, College Administration, Learner Controlled Instruction, Accountability, Competence, Partnerships in Education, Technology Uses in Education, Economic Factors, Lifelong Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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