ERIC Number: EJ1135145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Education at a Distance: Best Practices and Considerations for Leadership Educators
Saks, Deborah L.
Journal of Leadership Education, v8 n1 p137-147 Sum 2009
E-learning is an increasingly popular form of education for college students (Allen & Seaman, 2007). There are a number of best practices for teaching online courses (Lewis & Abdul-Hamid, 2006) which should be followed by leadership educators. In addition, for a wide variety of reasons, women comprise a significant portion of the distance education population. Because of their differing communication styles and needs (Tannen, 1989, 1991), women may have a harder time being perceived as valuable members of the virtual community. They may also find the experience less meaningful than their male counterparts (Harper, 2007). If leadership education is to be successful moving into the 21st century it must be welcoming to female students. Suggestions for improving online learning are provided, especially for female students.
Descriptors: Best Practices, Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Educational Trends, Technological Literacy, Student Diversity, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Delivery Systems, Organizational Culture, Gender Differences, College Students
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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