Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education Volume 2, Number 2, ISSN 1540-4595
Many diverse forces are motivating institutions of higher education, particularly business schools, to develop and deliver education via the Internet. As higher education institutions explore this opportunity, the question of how courses and degree programs should be designed for effective online delivery via the Internet is a nontrivial concern and challenge. To address this concern and challenge, this paper articulates, defines, and justifies a typology consisting of four types of online distance education that can be pursued by institutions of higher education. The four online distance education types–Overview Model, Overview Model with Feedback, Technical-Skills Model, and Managerial Learning Model–can be differentiated along a number of "content-related," "delivery-related," and "learning-related" issues and have applicability at various educational levels. In addition, the paper highlights and discusses five key lessons for institutions to consider in their desire to launch online distance education initiatives. These lessons provide insights not only for launch success but also for the ongoing sustainability of online distance education.
Rungtusanatham, M., Ellram, L.M., Siferd, S.P. & Salik, S. (2004). Toward a Typology of Business Education in the Internet Age. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2(2), 101-120.
J Arbaugh, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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Christian Grandzol & John Grandzol PhD, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jun 13, 2006)
Pedagogy First! Making Web-Technologies Work for Soft Skills Development in Leadership and Management Education
Gareth Morgan & Jean Adams, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 129–155
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