Distance Learning

Volume 13 #2

Edited by:
Michael Simonson, Nova Southeastern University
Charles Schlosser, Nova Southeastern University
John G. Flores, United States Distance Learning Association

A volume in the series: Distance Learning Journal. Editor(s): Michael Simonson, Nova Southeastern University.

Published 2016

Distance Learning is for leaders, practitioners, and decision makers in the fields of distance learning, e'learning, telecommunications, and related areas. It is a professional journal with applicable information for those involved with providing instruction to all kinds of learners, of all ages, using telecommunications technologies of all types. Stories are written by practitioners for practitioners with the intent of providing usable information and ideas. Articles are accepted from authors‐‐new and experienced‐‐with interesting and important information about the effective practice of distance teaching and learning.

Distance Learning is published quarterly. Each issue includes eight to ten articles and three to four columns, including the highly regarded "And Finally..." column covering recent important issues in the field and written by Distance Learning editor, Michael Simonson. Articles are written by practitioners from various countries and locations, nationally and internationally.

Distance Learning is an official publication of the United States Distance Learning Association, and is co‐sponsored by the Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University and Information Age Publishing.


The Keys to Online Learning for Adults: The Six Principles of Andragogy, Part III, Barbara Zorn‐Arnold and Wendy Conaway

Plato Online Credit Recovery Programs for Meeting Promotional and Graduation Requirements, Nadine P. Anderson

Beyond the Classroom‐Shooting for the Stars: NASA’s Digital Learning Network, Michelle Comeau

Supporting STEM Success with Elementary Students of Color in a Low Income Community, Roxanne Molina, Jia Borror, and Charlene Desir

The Effective Integration of Technology into Schools’ Curriculum, Charlyque Harris

The Major Role of Financial Aid Guidance During the Enrollment Process, Richard Hudnett

A Brief History of E‐Learning in Post‐Soviet Armenia, Varvara Gasparyan

Mental Health in the Online College Classroom: Are Distance Learners Getting the Support they Need for the Challenges they Face? Marianne Raley

Orientation Programs to Increase Retention in Online Community College Courses, Wendy Robichaud

USDLA Award Winners


Ends and Means
Motivating the Online Learner Using Keller’s ARCS Model ‐‐by Natalie B. Milman and Jeffrey Wessmiller

Try This
A Miniguide to Mentoring the Online Newbie Educator —by Errol Craig Sull

Ask Errol! —by Errol Craig Sull

And Finally ...
Flipping, Single Concepts, and Video: So Many New ideas—or are They? —by Michael Simonson