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Quantifying Online Learning Contact Hours, Karan Powell, Jennifer Stephens Helm, Melissa Layne, Phil Ice Oct 2012

Quantifying Online Learning Contact Hours, Karan Powell, Jennifer Stephens Helm, Melissa Layne, Phil Ice

Administrative Issues Journal

Technological and pedagogical advances in distance education have accentuated the necessity for higher education to keep pace regarding institutional infrastructures. Each infrastructure—driven by a common mission to provide quality learning—interprets quality according to standards established by various governmental and accrediting entities. Staying ahead of the technological and pedagogical changes have been challenging for many public higher education institutions, which are continuing to struggle with online course design and delivery modes (Suttle, 2010). Online universities, however, have aggressively and strategically responded to technological and pedagogical shifts across institutional, departmental, program, and course levels according to their institutional mission, vision, and core …