Online Distance Education

Towards a Research Agenda

Author/Illustrator/Editor: Olaf Zawacki-Richter and Terry Anderson

A systematic overview of the major issues, trends, and areas of priority in online distance education research. In each chapter, international experts provide an overview of one timely issue in online distance education, summarizing research, discussing theoretical insights, posing questions and directions for future research, and discussing the implications for distance education practice as a whole.

Intended as a primary reference and guide for distance educators, researchers, and policymakers, aspects of distance education practice that have often been marginalized, including cost and economics, concerns surrounding social justice, cultural bias, the need for faculty professional development, and the management and growth of learner communities are addressed

At once soundly empirical and thoughtfully reflective, yet also forward-looking and open to new approaches to online and distance teaching, this text is a solid resource for researchers in a rapidly expanding discipline.

AU Press (Athabasca University)
DateISBNBISAC CodeThemaRights available
20149781927356623World rights available
EnglishPaperback / softback6 x 9C$39.95520