Distance Learning

For Educators, Trainers, and Leaders

Sponsored by the U.S. Distance Learning Association, Fischler School of Education, Nova Southeastern University And Information Age Publishing

Indexed in DE Hub

Volume 6 #4, 2009

SPOTLIGHT ARTICLE: REACHING BEYOND THE CONVENTIONAL CLASSROOM: NASA'S DIGITAL LEARNING NETWORK, Damon Talley and Gamaliel "Dan" Cherry. CHALLENGING OUR ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT ONLINE LEARNING: A VISION FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF ONLINE HIGHER EDUCATION, Maria Puzziferro and Kaye Shelton. EFFECT OF STUDENT LOCATION ON ASSESSMENT OF INSTRUCTION AND GRADE ASSIGNMENT, Bassam Shaer, Mohamed A. Khabou, and Andreas Fuchs. WHY VIRTUAL SCHOOLS EXIST AND UNDERSTANDING THEIR CULTURE, Sherry Marrotte-Newman. DEVELOPING MATH AND SCIENCE TEACHER PEDAGOGICAL SKILLS THROUGH ELECTRONIC MENTORSHIP, Daniel Prouty. EDUCATION A LA CARTE: THE NEW JERSEY VIRTUAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONSORTIUM, Paula A. Williams. AMERICA'S ARMY: DISTANCE EDUCATION THROUGH GAMING, Janet M. Willisson. WEB 2.0 AND DISTANCE EDUCATION: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES, Michelle Rogers-Estable. COLUMNS: ENDS AND MEANS: Crafting the "Right" Online Discussion Questions Using the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy as a Framework � by Natalie B. Milman. TRY THIS: The (Almost) Complete Guide to Effectively Managing Threaded Discussions � by Errol Craig Sull. AND FINALLY ... Hooray! Or, Here We Go Again! � by Michael Simonson