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Building & Sustaining Successful Distance Learning Programs Principles, Strategies and Global Resources AECT 2007 Anaheim, CA. Live Presenters Janis Bruwelheide, PhD Montana State University http://www.homepage.montana.edu/~iedjb/index.htm Leonard DuBoff, JD DuBoff Law Group

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Building & Sustaining Successful Distance Learning Programs

Principles, Strategies and Global Resources

AECT 2007

Anaheim, CA.


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Live Presenters

  • Janis Bruwelheide, PhD

    • Montana State University

    • http://www.homepage.montana.edu/~iedjb/index.htm

  • Leonard DuBoff, JD

    • DuBoff Law Group

    • http://www.dubofflaw.com/

  • Rosemary Talab, PhD - Moderator

    • Kansas State University

    • http://coe.ksu.edu/ecdol


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Audioconference Presenters

  • Michael Swan, PhD

    • Washington State University

    • http://css.wsu.edu/research/educ_develop_assess/Swan.htm

  • Charles Oaklief, PhD

    • Kansas State University

    • [email protected]


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RESOURCES CD

Created by:

Hope R. BotterbuschUniversity of South Florida

Rosemary Talab

Kansas State University

See also: http://www.aect.org/copyrightfor archived sessions and workshop PowerPoint

embedded hyperlinks are colored hot pink.


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Workshop Overview

  • Workshop based on:

    • Recent research project by one of the authors,

    • Combined expertise of presenters in:

      • Developing/sustaining successful distance learning programs:

        • U.S.

        • Internationally

    • the 10 principles of sustainability for online programs:

      • Recent research

      • Collaborative work with faculty in other institutions


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Distance Learning

  • Distance Education or Distance Learning is a field of education that focuses on:

    • Pedagogy,

    • Technology, and

    • Instructional systems design

  • To deliver education to students who are not physically on site.


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10-Step Planning Process

  • John M. Bryson

  • Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations: A Guide to Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement, rev. ed. (San Francisco, Jossey-Bass, 1995), 21-44.


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Designing Programs

  • Boettcher, J. 2007. Ten core principles for designing effective learning environments: insights from brain research and pedagogical theory. Innovate 3 (3). http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=54 (accessed October 8, 2007)

  • Gersten, Karen. Top 10 Countdown: Sustainable Success. Campus Technology.

  • May 31, 2005 http://campustechnology.com/articles/40292/ (accessed October 8, 2007)

  • Howard, Caroline and others. 2004. Distance learning and university effectiveness: changing education paradigms for online learning. Idea Group, Inc.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=FqJMFYnNbucC&printsec=frontcover&dq=building+successful+distance+learning+programs (accessed October 8, 2007)

  • Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System. 2006. Guiding principles for faculty in distance learning. http://www.ihets.org/archive/progserv_arc/education_arc/distance_arc/guiding_principles_arc/index.html (accessed October 8, 2007)

  • Levy, Susan. 2003. Six factors to consider when planning online distance learning programs in higher education. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 6 (1)

    http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/spring61/levy61.htm (accessed October 8, 2007)


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Designing Programs - Books

  • Bersin, J. ( 2004). The blended learning book: Best practices, proven methodologies, and lessons learned. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.

  • Bonk, C. & Graham, C. (2006). The handbook of blended learning; global perspectives, local designs. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.

  • Mason, R. & Rennie, F. (2006). Elearning; the key concepts. New York: Routledge.

  • Rossett, Allison (2002), The ASTD E-learning Handbook: Best practices, strategies, and case studies for an emerging field. New York: McGraw-Hill.


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Designing Programs - Blogs

  • Serge Scherlund’s e-Learning News Blog

    • http://scherlund.blogspot.com/

  • Andy Field’s e-learning bookmarks on del.icio.us

    • http://del.icio.us/AndyField/e-learning


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Sustainability

  • No one way to build and sustain distance learning programs.

    • Examples:

      • Online modules

        • http://www.elearningmag.com/ltimagazine/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=171290

      • Courses

        • http://www.educause.edu/apps/er/erm06/erm0617.asp

        • http://www.web-miner.com/detools.htm

        • http://stats.macewan.ca/learn/pdf/handbook.pdf

        • http://www.rodp.org/faculty/steps.htm


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Sustainability (cont.)

  • Examples:

    • Nathaniel J. Bray, Michael S. Harris and Claire Major. New verse or the same old chorus?: looking holistically at distance education research, Review of Research, 48(7), 889+ (February 2007).

  • Costs:

    • Boetcher, J. (2004). Online Course Development: What Does It Cost? Campus technology, at:

      • http://campustechnology.com/articles/39863_1/


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    International Programs

    • Baggaley, Jon. 2007. Distance education technologies: an Asian perspective.Distance Education.28 (2) 125-131.

    • McGreal, Rory, Terry Anderson. 2007. E-Learning in Canada. International Journal of Distance Education Technologies. 5 (1) 1-6.

    • Rao, K. 2007. Distance learning in Micronesia: participants' experiences in a virtual classroom using synchronous technologies. Innovate 4 (1). http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=437


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    Assessment

    • Wiggins & McTighe, 2005

      • Understanding by Design


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    Intellectual Property Issues

    • DuBoff, Leonard (http://www.dubofflaw.com/)

      • Your company logo: Your name in a nutshell

      • Employee handbooks

      • Unlocking the mystery of your corporate book

      • Trademark and trade dress

      • Protecting your business’s valuable trade secrets

    • Crews, Ken. (2002). New copyright law for distance education: The meaning and importance of the TEACH Act. Prepared for American Library Association.

      • http://www.ala.org/ala/washoff/woissues/copyrightb/distanceed/distanceeducation.cfm#newc


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    Intellectual Property Issues (cont.)

    • Gasaway, Laura. The TEACH Act: Comparison Sections 110(1)-(2).

      • http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/TEACH.htm (accessed October 8, 2007)

    • Johnson, Liz. 2006. Managing intellectual property for distance learning. EDUCAUSE Quarterly 29 (2). 66-79. http://connect.educause.edu/library/abstract/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMag/39979

    • Loggie, Kathryn Ann and others. 2007. Intellectual property and online courses: Policies at major research universities. The Quarterly Review of Distance Education. 8 (2) 109-125.

    • DiRamio D. C., Kops G. C. (2004). Distance education and distance intellectual property issues. Planning for Higher Education 32(3):37–46


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    Distance Learning Associations

    • American Distance Education Consortium Learning Resources

      • http://www.adec.edu/online-resources.html

      • This site has an excellent listing of digital libraries and intellectual property, copyright and fair use resources.

    • Association of Research Libraries Internet Resources

      • http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlpubs/crlnews/backissues1998/may7/distanceeducation.cfm

    • Distance Education Clearinghouse (University of Wisconsin)

      • http://www.uwex.edu/disted/index.cfm


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    Distance Learning IP Resources

    • T.E.A.C.H. Act “Fair Use” Resources

      • University of Texas. Office of the General Counsel. (November 13, 2002).

        • The TEACH Act finally becomes law.

        • http://www.utsystem.edu/OGC/IntellectualProperty/teachact.htm

        • This is a user-friendly overview of the Act and its provisions. Other sections of the site include “Rules of Thumb” and a “Crash Course in Copyright”, etc., that are very useful.

      • North Carolina State University Libraries Scholarly Communications Center

        • TEACH Act Toolkit

        • http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/scc/legislative/teachkit/

        • This comprehensive site has several sections that can help in determining fair use, such as the TEACH Guidelines, basic checklist, expanded checklist, etc.

      • Indiana University-Purdue University Copyright Management Center

        • Copyright and distance education.http://www.copyright.iupui.edu/dist_learning.htm

        • This site has many resources. An excellent one is the “Checklist for compliance with the TEACH Act”, which allows faculty to work through a decision-making checklist process to make sure transmission is acceptable at

        • http://www.copyright.iupui.edu/teachlist.htm


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    Distance Learning IP Resources

    • Appalachian State University

      • Carol Grotnes Belk Library & Information Commons

      • TEACH Act checklist

      • http://www.library.appstate.edu/services/reserve/teach_act_checklist.html

      • This is an easy-to-read checklist for making quick decisions.

    • National Education Association

      • Intellectual Property and Copyright Resources

      • TEACH Act highlights and resources

      • http://www2.nea.org/he/abouthe/teachact.html

      • An overview of the Act and a listing of easy-to-read references by some prominent copyright attorneys are provided.

    • Fair Use Analysis Tool

      • University of Minnesota

      • www.lib.umn.edu/copyright/checklist.phtml

      • Use this tool to ascertain if a use is fair or not. It also serves as documentation of uses of copyrighted materials for classroom use.


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    Royalty-Free/Public Domain Resources

    • The University of Florida

      • http://www.distancelearning.ufl.edu/faculty/publicmaterials.aspx

      • This has an excellent public domain resource listing, particularly of U. S. Government agencies and other resources.

    • New tools Added to the Directory This Month

      • http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/Directory/new.html

      • New tools are added each month at this site, which is very comprehensive.

      • Jane’s e-Learning Pick of the Day

      • http://janeknight.typepad.com/

      • Each day a learning tool is reviewed on her blog.


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    Royalty-Free/Public Domain

    • Kansas State University Academic Services Virtual IP Resource Center

      • http://www.k-state.edu/academicservices/intprop/

      • This site has an extensive resource list by media type

  • Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies

    • Jane Hart

    • United Kingdom

    • Directory of learning tools

    • http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/Directory/index.html

  • Internet Archive

    • http://www.archive.org/index.php

    • Housing roughly 85 billion webpages, this fascinating archive houses texts, audio, moving images, archived web pages, and software.


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    Royalty-Free/Public Domain

    • Free Image Resources

      • Wikipedia

      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Free_image_resources

      • This site has a variety of free image resources, and some of them are very good.

    • Public Domain Image Resources

      • Wikipedia

      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain_image_resources

      • This is a listing of resources by category (art, historical images, specific periods, international postage stamps, collections, etc.) including an excellent listing of U.S. Government sites.

    • Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators

      • http://school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/?pID=clipart

      • This section contains hundreds of clip art images, including animations.


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    Michael Swan

    • Professor, Washington State University, Crop Sciences

    • International agricultural and distance learning development projects in over 15 countries since 1990

      • South Africa

      • Botswana

      • Kenya

      • Egypt

      • Germany

      • Armenia

    • [email protected]


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    International Distance Education ProgramsKnow Your Market

    • Political, educational, & cultural environment of the area

    • Customs (work week, work hours, holidays, etc.)

    • Educational environment/education level of those teaching and receiving materials


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    International Distance Education ProgramsKnow Your Market

    • Sound workable infrastructure in place when leaving a country

    • Keep in contact with country champion(s)

    • Team collaboration is vital


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    International Distance Education ProgramsLessons Learned--

    • Need a champion

    • May have better equipment/facilities so look, listen, try before speaking out

    • Must fit society/culture (not USA)

    • Training step-by-step

    • Textbooks/libraries not accessible for students/faculty


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    International Distance Education ProgramsLessons Learned--

    • Be flexible/change with environment

    • Become part of culture/LISTEN

    • Do not fit USA techniques/philosphies into their system/adapt

    • Plans/directions may change often, work with it, not against it


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    Chuck Oaklief

    • Professor, Educational Leadership & Adult Education, Kansas State University

    • Distance learning program creation in Australia:

      • Created new tier of distance ed. professors

      • Developed distance learning programs in practice today

      • Multiple universities

    • [email protected]


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    International Distance Education ProgramsKnow Your Market--

    • Includes face-to-face meetings with client representatives, sponsors, & organizations

    • Initiate after complete financial plan is in place and signed-off

    • Have financial policies in place, then:

      • ”Stick to your guns”

      • Making deals is the first sign of a coming downward spiral


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    International Distance Education ProgramsKnow Your Market--

    • Be well-prepared to negotiate; contact correct person (“headshed”) to get/keep program going

    • Show client organizations how to effectively market/treat them well

    • Make sure not to over-represent programming/courses/degrees


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    International Distance Education ProgramsKnow Your Market--

    • Critical: Make sure participating faculty receive credit as if in traditional programming

    • Facilitate process through application/recognition/feedback to “head shed”

    • Pre-agreed plan for continuous improvement


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    International Distance Education ProgramsPlanning and Development

    • Agreement signed-off by college or university leadership before operational

    • Have appropriate/necessary resources available

    • Do not assume-communication ia an on-going opportunity for success


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    International Distance Education ProgramsInitial Operations--

    • Support, management, communication, problem solving, feedback during program lift-off

    • Keep leadership informed of all aspects of delivery and instructional process


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    Thanks For Attending!

    • For further questions, e-mail:

    • [email protected]



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