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ERIC Number: EJ799788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
E-Learning at a Crossroads--What Price Quality?
Ruth, Stephen R.; Sammons, Martha; Poulin, Lindsey
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v30 n2 p32-39 2007
Courses at a distance already reach close to 20 percent of college students in the United States, and growth rates are significantly higher than those of traditionally taught programs. New offerings seem to be springing up everywhere, and some existing ones are bursting at the seams. Will the number of students taking college courses at a distance double or triple by 2010? What barriers or obstacles might slow this rapid growth? In this article, the authors briefly examine five issues that seem pivotal, either spurring dramatic gains or slowing them: (1) rationalizing the role of part-time instructors; (2) quality of e-learning programs; (3) incentives and disincentives for teaching online; (4) faculty productivity; and (5) willingness of the academy to consider institutional innovation. (Contains 32 endnotes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States