Comparing the Distance Learning-Related Course Development Approach and Faculty Support and Rewards Structure at AACSB Accredited Institutions Between 2001 and 2006
Source: Missouri State University
Distance learning is an accepted component of institutions' long term plans for delivering post secondary education, and it is the fastest growing segment of adult education. Although no longer viewed as a trend or experiment, distance learning is not totally integrated into higher education administrative procedures. Many educational units have no set plan for creating distance learning courses or supporting faculty members involved in developing and delivering distance learning courses. Changing from a traditional to an online teaching environment can be a threatening experience filled with challenges. Online teaching requires different skill sets from those used in traditional face-to-face teaching.