Creating an online program / Sandy Kyrish -- Faculty participation in distance education programs : practices and plans / Catherine Schifter -- Can a viable DE program stay behind the technology wave / John Sorrentino -- Universal design for online education : access for all / Rosangela Boyd and Bonnie Moulton -- Building virtual teams : a comparison between academia and industry / Stella Shields, Gisela Gil-Egui, and Concetta Stewart -- Education mirrors industry (reprise) : the not-so revolutionary rise of the virtual classroom / Donald Hantula and Darlene Pawlowicz -- Tools in use to evaluate an online program / Catherine Schifter and Dominique Monolescu -- Online teaching, copyrights, and the need for concerted solutions / Gisela Gil-Egui -- Creatingand using multiple media in an online course / Maurice Wright -- Teaching a studies in race course online : the challenges and the rewards / Karen Turner -- Media enterpreneuship as an online course : a case study / Elizabeth Leebron -- The uses and impact of academic listservs in university teaching / Julie-Ann Mcfann -- Design and evaluation of an Internet-based personalized instructional system for social psychology / Erica Davis and Donald Hantula.
The Distance Education Evolution: Case Studies addresses issues regarding the development and design of online courses, and the implementation and evaluation of an online learning program. Several chapters include design strategies for online courses that range from the specific to the universal. Many authors address pedagogical issues from both a theoretical and applied perspective. This diverse compilation of contributions by Temple University administrators and faculty gives a comprehensive overview of the distance education experience that can serve as a guide to others interested in providing quality distance education.