4th Edition

Handbook of Distance Education

Edited By Michael Grahame Moore, William C. Diehl Copyright 2019
    606 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    606 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Handbook of Distance Education, 4th Edition is a comprehensive compendium of research in the field of distance education. The volume is divided into four sections covering the historical and theoretical foundations of distance education, attributes of teaching and learning using technology, management and administration, and different audiences and providers. Throughout, leading scholars address future research needs and directions based on current research, established practices, and recent changes to implementation, pedagogy, and policy.

    Preface. The Handbook in Brief: An Overview.

    Part I: Historical and Conceptual Foundations

    1. W. Diehl, A History of Distance Education

    2. F. Saba, A Theoretical Perspective on Distance Education

    3. M.G. Moore, The Theory of Transactional Distance

    4. W. Anderson, Independent Learning

    5. D.R. Garrison et al., The Community of Inquiry Theoretical Framework

    Part II: Learners, Learning, and Learner Support

    6. M.J. Hannafin et al., Cognitive Perspectives on Online Learning Environments

    7. M. Allen et al., Satisfaction with Distance Education

    8. T. Stavredes, Student Persistance and Strategies to Support It

    9. C. Cavanaugh, Student Achievement in Elementary and High School

    10. C. Gunawaredena, Culture in Online Distance Larning

    11. R.F. Curry, Academic Advising in Degree Programs

    12. S. Crichton, Enabling Learning for Disabled Students

    13. K. Johnson, The Role of Academic Libraries

    Part III: Design and Teaching

    14. R. Shearer, Theory to Practice in Instructional Design

    15. S. Naidu, Instructional Design Models for Optimal Learning

    16. V. Dennen, Activity Design in Online Learning

    17. M. Kim et al., Technology Integration: From Implementation to Dynamic Scaffolding

    18. S. Moisey, Realizing the Promise of Learning Objects

    19. C. Graham, Emerging Practice and Research in Blended Learning

    20. N. Friesen, Modes of Interaction

    21. J. Hill, Teaching and Learning in Negotiated and Informal Environments

    22. K. Shattuck, Faculty Participation In Online Distance Education

    23. M. Thompson, Students and Teachers as Ethical Actors

    Part IV: Policies, Administration, and Management

    24. [new author], Management of Online Programs

    25. M. Simonson, Institutional Policy Issues

    26. R. Watkins, Strategic Planning and Needs Assessment

    28. M.F. Beaudoin, Institutional Leadership

    29. P. O‘Brien, Accreditation

    30. [new author], Evaluating Distance Education Programs

    31. A. Inglis, The Changing Costs of Program Delivery

    32. I. Jung, Cost Effectiveness of Online Education

    33. T.A. Lipinski, Legal Issues in the Development and Use of Copyrighted Material

    Part V: Audiences and Providers

    34. T. Clark, The Evolution of K-12 Distance Education and Virtual Schools

    35. M.F. Beaudoin, The Landscape of K-12 Online Learning

    36. S. Jaggars, Online learning in Community Colleges

    37. [new author] Distance Training in the Corporate Sector

    38. [new author] Continuing Professional Education

    39. P. Kenyon, Distance Education in the Armed Forces

    40. [new author], Doctorates for Professionals through Distance Education

    41. D. Kennepohl, Teaching Science at a Distance

    42. [new author], Emerging Organizational Models in Higher Education


    Michael Grahame Moore is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Education at The Pennsylvania State University, USA, and founder and editor of The American Journal of Distance Education, the first journal in its field. He published the first statement of theory about distance education in 1972 and has contributed to many other "firsts" in laying the foundations of the field.

    William C. Diehl is Coordinator of Online Graduate Programs in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education and Assistant Professor of Education at The Pennsylvania State University, USA. He is associate editor of The American Journal of Distance Education and director of The American Center for the Study of Distance Education.