Highlights of this section include: scholarly research, technical articles, evaluation reports and policy documents. Browse through these recommended readings to gain a better understanding of the importance and attention given to distance, online or blended education in the literature.
Should you choose to go beyond the essential readings and investigate further themes in distance and online education, additional links to publications, organizations, institutes and governmental units are provided below.
Scholarly Research Articles
Annetta, L., & Shymansky, J.A. (2008). A comparison of rural elementary school teacher attitudes toward three modes of distance education for science professional development. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 19(3), 255-267.
Artino, A.R. (2010). Online or face-to-face learning? Exploring the personal factors that predict students' choice of instructional format. The Internet and Higher Education, 13(4), 272-276.
Bernard, R.M., Abrami, P.C., Lou, Y., Borokhovski, E., Wade, A., Wozney, L., Wallet, P.A., Fiset, M., & Huang, B. (2004). How does distance education compare with classroom instruction? A meta-analysis of the empirical literature. Review of Educational Research, 74(3), 379-439.
Bolliger, D.U., & Wasilik, O. (2009). Factors influencing faculty satisfaction with online teaching and learning in higher education. Distance Education, 30(1), 103-116.
Conrad, D. (2005). Building and maintaining community in cohort-based online learning. Journal of Distance Education, 20(1), 1-20.
Husson, W.J., & Waterman, E.K. (2002). Quality measures in distance learning. Higher Education in Europe, 27(3), 253-260.
Mandernach, B.J., Donnelli, E., Dailey, A., & Schulte, M. (2005). A faculty evaluation model for online instructors: Mentoring and evaluation in the online classroom. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 8(3).
McGorry, S.Y. (2003). Measuring quality in online programs. The Internet and Higher Education, 6(2), 159-177.
Reich, J. & Ruiperez-Valiente, J.A. (2019). The MOOC Pivot: What happened to disruptive transformation of education? Science, 363(6423), 130-131.
Rovai, A.P., & Downey, J.R. (2010). Why some distance education programs fail while others succeed in a global environment. The Internet and Higher Education, 13(3), 141-147.
Rubin, B., Fernandes, R., Avgerinou, M.D., & Moore, J. (2011). The effect of learning management systems on student and faculty outcomes. The Internet and Higher Education, 13(1/2), 82-83.
Savery, J.R. (2005). BE VOCAL: Characteristics of successful online instructors. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 4(2), 141-152.
Schrire, S. (2004). Interaction and cognition in asynchronous computer conferencing. Instructional Science, 32(6), 475-502.
Simonson, M., Scholsser, C., & Orellana, A. (2011). Distance education research: A review of the literature. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 23(2/3), 124-142.
Swan, K., Matthews, D., Bogle, L., Boles, E., & Day, S. (2011). Linking online course design and implementation to learning outcomes: A design experiment. The Internet and Higher Education.
Van de Vord, R. (2010). Distance students and online research: Promoting information literacy through media literacy. The Internet and Higher Education, 13(3), 170-175.
Villar, L.M., & Alegre, O.M. (2008). Measuring faculty learning in curriculum and teaching competence online courses. Interactive Learning Environments, 16(2), 169-181.
Woods, R., Baker, J.D., & Hopper, D. (2004). Hybrid structures: Faculty use and perception of web-based courseware as a supplement to face-to-face instruction. The Internet and Higher Education, 7(4), 281-297.
Boettcher, J.V. (2011, February). Evidence of learning online: Assessment beyond the paper. Campus Technology.
Demski, J. (2010, July). A better blend. Campus Technology.
Hai-Jew, S. (2010). An instructional design approach to updating an online course curriculum. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 33(4).
Matchett, N.L, & Main, C. (2010). Faculty collaboration at a distance: Using online peer review to improve course design. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 33(3).
Schaffhauser, D. (2010, September). Getting faculty buy-in for the LMS. Campus Technology.
Evaluation and Technical Reports
Allen, I.E., & Seaman, J. (2010). Learning on demand: Online education in the United States, 2009. Retrieved from The Sloan Consortium website.
Johnson, L., Smith, R., Willis, H., Levine, A., & Haywood, K., (2011). The 2011 Horizon Report.
Means, B., Toyama, Y., Murphy, R., Bakia, M, & Jones, K. (2009). Evaluation of evidence-based practices in online learning: A meta-analysis and review of online learning studies. Retrieved from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development website.
Parsad, B., & Lewis, L. (2008). Distance Education at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions: 2006–07 (NCES 2009–044). Retrieved from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences website.