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Learn the basics on online teaching and learning

Key Elements of an Online Program
An Online Course in a Nutshell
Online Teaching and Learning Workshop , Michael Lindeman, Virgil Varvel, & Iris K. Stovall
What Have We Learned by Offering 120 Course Sections (ppt), Iris K. Stovall
Glossary of Terms
Discussion Questions
Online Learning Explained

The Strengths and Weaknesses of Online Learning

Strengths and Weaknesses of Online Learning , Illinois Online Network , Considers both the pros and the cons of online learning

Getting Started

Putting a Class up on the Web, Steve. G. Gabany, Ph.D., Professor, Community Health, Department of Health & Safety, Indiana State University

What Every Student Should Know About Online Learning, John E. Reid, Jr. Ph.D., Coordinator of Distance Education Technology, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw Georgia.

Additional Information on Quality Programs

The Nature and Characteristics of Online Learning in Illinois Colleges and Universities - A report for the Illinois Virtual Campus prepared by Dr. John S. Washburn, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale showing changes in the institutions that participate in the IVC focusing on the nature and status of online learning, how institutional representatives perceive their institutions' support for online learning, and implications for state and local policy/planning.
Creating a High Quality Training Program, Virgil Varvel


Distance Learning Calculator , SUNY Learning Network , Helps you determine how much money you will save by taking a college course from your home

The cost of online learning Discussion by Tony Bates concluding that the cost may be $12.50/hour


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