ERIC Number: EJ1114182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Ten Efficient Research Strategies for Distance Learning
Wright, Thomas C.; Howell, Scott L.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v7 n1 Spr 2004
Today's distance education administrator, frequently with an expertise in another academic discipline, is also supposed to be a distance education scholar. This expectation results from the recent interest in distance learning that nearly all institutions of learning and disciplines of study have shown. More research, studies, journals, and essays about distance education also exist than at any other time. A distance education administrator and an education research librarian at Brigham Young University have teamed up to identify ten pragmatic research strategies to help new, busy, and even a few experienced distance education administrators stay current in their field and successful in their applied research. All distance education research strategies identified were required to pass a distance administrator test for pragmatism, user-friendliness, and efficiency. The ten research strategies that will be covered are accessing library expertise, books from your or others' library catalogs, academic journals, databases, current awareness services, subscription services, distance education Web portals, associations, listserv/discussions, and use of research assistants.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Research Methodology, Higher Education, Librarians, Academic Libraries, Catalogs, Research Assistants, Periodicals, Databases, Web Sites, Information Dissemination, Books, Educational Administration, Administrators, Users (Information)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Utah
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