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Lamb and Johnson Online Courses

Virtual Platform and Training Resource Websites

Sample Virtual School Websites

Sample Virtual Library Media Center Websites

Selected Virtual State Library Websites


Adult Education Quarterly

American Journal of Distance Education

Distance Education

Distance Learning

International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks


Conrad, Rita-Marie & Donaldson, J. Ana. Engaging the Online Learner: Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction. Jossey-Bass. 2004.

Keegan (Ed.). Theoretical Principles of Distance Education. Routledge. 1993.

Ko, Susan & Rossen, Steve. Teaching Online: A Practical Guide. Houghton Mifflin. 2004.

Mason, Robin & Rennie, Frank. Elearning: The Key Concepts. Routledge. 2006.

Moore, Michael G. & Kearsley, Greg. Distance Education: A Systems View. Second Ed. Wadsworth. 2005.

Palloff, Rena M. & Pratt, Keith. The Virtual Student: A Profile and Guide to Working with Online Learners.



Anderson, Terry (2002). An updated and theoretical rationale for interaction. ITFORUM, Pager #63. Available <http://it.coe.uga.edu/itforum/paper63/paper63.htm

Brown. J. S., Collins, A.. and Duguid, P. (1989). Situated cognition and the culture of learning. Educational Researcher, 18, 32 – 42.

Diaz, David P. Online drop rates revisited. The Technology Source Archives. 2002. Available<http://www.technologysource.org/article/online_drop_rates_revisited/>

Drago-Severson, El., Helsing, D., Kegan, R., Popp, N., Broderick, M., Portnow, K. The power of a cohort and of collaborative groups. Focus on Basics 5, Issue B, 15-22, October 2001. Available <http://ncsall.gse.harvard.edu/fob/2001/fob_5ib.pdf>

Felder R.M. & Soloman, B.A. Index of learning Styles. <http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/Learning_Styles.html>

MacKnight, Carol B. Teaching critical thinking through online discussions. EDUCAUSE Quarterly. 4, p. 38-41, 2000.

Martinez, M. High attrition rates in e-learning: challenges, predictors, and solutions. The e-Learning Developers’ Journal. 1-9, 2003. <http://www.elearningguild.com/pdf/2/071403MGT-L.pdf>

McMillan, D. W., and Chavis, D. M. (1986). Sense of Community: A definition and theory. Journal of Community Psychology, 14(1), 6 – 23.

Merrill, M.D. Instructional strategies and learning styles: Which takes precedence? In R. Reiser & J. Dempsey (eds.), Trends and Issues in Instructional Technology (pp. 96-106). New York: Prentice Hall, 2000.

Moallem, Mahnaz. Accommodating individual differences in the design of online learning environments: a comparative study. JRTE, 40(2), 217-245, Winter 2007-2008.

Rovai, Alfred P. Building classroom community at a distance: a case study. Educational Technology Research and Development Journal, 49(4), 33-48, 2001.

Rovai, Alfred P. Building Sense of Community at a Distance. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 3(1), 2002. Available: <http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/viewArticle/79/152>

Rovai, A.P. & Jordan, H.M. Blended Learning and Sense of Community: A comparative analysis with traditional and fully online graduate courses, The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 5(2), 2004. Available: <http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/192/274>



Additional Resources

Lamb and SmithIf you are seeking more ideas for designing and developing distance learning programs, check out Virtual Sandcastle: Teaching and Learning at a Distance by Annette Lamb and William L. Smith. This book explores options for teaching and learning at a distance including surface mail, telephone, email, forums, web pages, live and recorded video, and computer software. It also examines the design and development of virtual learning environments including projects and online courses and programs.

Learn more about this book at Vision to Action Publishing.

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