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EDUC 6754 Administration and Assessment in Online and Distance Learning: Welcome & Course Readings

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EDUC 6754 Required Course Readings


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Betters-Reed, B. L., Nitkin, M., & Sampson, S. D. (2008). An assurance of learning success model: Toward closing the feedback loop. Organization Management Journal, 5(4), 224–240. 

Dare, L. A., Zapata, L. P., & Thomas, A. G. (2005). Assessing the needs of distance learners: A student affairs perspective. New Directions for Student Services, (112), 39–54. 

Gaide, S. (2005). Evaluating distance education programs with online surveys. Distance Education Report, 9(20), 4–5. 

Hornak, A. M., Akweks, K., & Jeffs, M. (2010). Online student services at the community college. New Directions for Community Colleges (150), 79–87. 

Merhout, J., Benamati, J., Rajkumar, T. M., Anderson, P., & Marado, D. (2008). Implementing direct and indirect assessment in the MIS curriculum. Communications of AIS, 2008(23), 419–436. 

Mitchell, R. (2010). Approaching common ground: Defining quality in online education. New Directions for Community Colleges (150), 89–94. 

Onwuegbuzie, A. J., Leech, N. L., & Collins, K. T. (2010). Innovative data collection strategies in qualitative research. Qualitative Report, 15(3), 696–726. 

Orkodashvili, M. (2009). A litmus test of academic quality [Online submission]. 

Pullan, M. C. (2009). Student support services for millennial undergraduates. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 38(2), 235–351. 

Rovai, A. P. (2003). A practical framework for evaluating online distance education programs. Internet & Higher Education, 6(2), 109. 

Scott-Clayton, J. (2011). The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges? [CCRC Working Paper No. 25, Assessment of Evidence Series]. 

Shea, P. A. (2005). Serving students online: Enhancing their learning experience. New Directions for Student Services (112), 15–24. 

Strickland, O., Moloney, M., Dietrich, A., Myerburg, S., Cotsonis, G., & Johnson, R. (2003). Measurement issues related to data collection on the World Wide Web. Advances in Nursing Science, 26(4), 246–256. 

Wang, Q. (2006). Quality assurance: Best practices for assessing online programs. International Journal on E-Learning, 5(2), 265–274. 

Watson, S. (2003). Closing the feedback loop: Ensuring effective action from student feedback. Tertiary Education and Management, 9(2), 145–157. 

Wehlburg, C. M. (2007). Closing the feedback loop is not enough: the assessment spiral. Assessment Update, 19(2), 1–2. 

Other Readings

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