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Strategies for University Management by Neal King, J. Mark Munoz

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CHAPTER 6

Going Online: Pitfalls and Best Practices in Distance Education

Mac Powell

Declining enrollments and the expanding universe of students made possible by technology all over the world have made conversations about the use of distance education unavoidable in higher education. Administrators are asked by their Boards how technology is being implemented to expand the reach of their universities, and faculty often watch on in horror as the traditional classroom lecture format is declining in favor compared to “flipped classrooms,” competency-based learning, asynchronous online lectures, adaptive learning, and virtual advising. Between 2002 and 2012, “the number of undergraduate students taking online courses increased by approximately 23 ...

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