DISTANCE LEARNING WEBSITE


This page is designed to bring together in one place useful internet resources on distance education and the online, printed and microform resources available in the St. John's University Libraries.

If you are aware of materials of use to the Distance Education effort and bring them to my attention they will be considered for inclusion on this page.

New Items
Best Practices from SJU and others
Internet Resources

SJU Resources

Distance Education News

Web CT Links

(Page updated on: February 7, 2003.)

- - - - - - What is this?
Its a link to SJU Librarians and can be of value to Distance Students. Regardless of where the student is this service allows them to send questions directly to SJU librarians who monitor the service Monday through Friday and frequently on the weekends. Try it yourself. Click on the Logo and send a question!

While the service states that questions are answered within 24 hours - the actual response time is much less and frequently occurs within the hour.

You can place the above logo and link on your WebCt page and make this service directly available to your students.

  1. Place your cursor over the logo and right click.
  2. Click on Copy.
  3. Move to your WebCT courseware and to the location where you wish to place the Link. Hold down CTL key and tap the V key on the keyboard. This will paste the logo into your files.
  4. copy the entire link in the cell immediately below and paste it into the same location you pasted the logo.
The Logo should appear on your page and be linked to the AskUs service. If this doesn't work please call me (Charles Livermore) at 1-718-990-5330 (on campus extension 5330) or email me at livermop@stjohns.edu.
<a href="http://www.stjohns.edu/pls/portal30/sjudev.questionpoint_form"><img  src="askus.jpg"></a>

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(New Items to Page New Items remain here for about a week then move to an appropriate section below.)

Distance Education: Syllabus, Assignments, Online Discussion and Project Outline.

Professor Lois Cherepon (Staten Island Campus) has agreed to have her online course materials appear on this page for those who might want to see how someone else is doing it.
Syllabus
Assignments
Portfolio Guidelines
Posting Guidelines

If you have questions or comments for Professor Cherepon you may reach her at campus extension: 4521. - - Posted Feb 12, 2003

Internet Resource

  • Resources from the Association of College and Research Libraries & the American Library Association.

Books from the SJU Library Collection Newly Listed.

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Internet Resources

  • Teaching Online: Best Practices and Tips - From John Jay College.
  • Copyright and Distance Education - Link to the American Library Association's site on the new copyright law.
  • University of Wisconsin - "The Distance Education Clearinghouse is a comprehensive and widely recognized Web site bringing together distance education information from Wisconsin, national, and international sources. New information and resources are being added to the Distance Education Clearinghouse on a continual basis. The Clearinghouse is managed and maintained by the University of Wisconsin-Extension, in cooperation with its partners and other University of Wisconsin institutions.
  • University of Idaho - "Distance Education at a Glance"
  • The Journal of Library Services for Distance Education - An online journal "focusing on the issues and challenges of providing research/information services to students enrolled in formal post-secondary distance education."
  • Technology in the Classroom - Practical guides for using the features of Word and Excel to develop online forms and resources.
  • A Profile of Participation in Distance Education: 1999-2000 - From the U.S. Department of Education. Charles Wankel comments on the findings, "That students whose parents did not obtain bachelors degrees participate in distance education more than those who did was interesting. The higher rates of participation by women was interesting too."

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SJU Resources

Books

  • Teaching & learning online : new pedagogies for new technologies. edited by John Stephenson. London : Kogan Page, 2001.
    LB1044.87 .T43 2001 (Staten Island Campus Library)

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Articles

  • Online versus Traditionally-Delivered Instruction: A Descriptive Study of Learner Characteristics in a Community College. (ERIC Document ED465404 - ABSTRACT)
  • Conflicting Ideologies and the Shift to E-Learning. (ERIC Document ED464102 - ABSTRACT)
  • Does Personality Type Effect Online versus In-Class Course Satisfaction? (ERIC Document 464631 - ABSTRACT)
  • Faculty Perceptions of Factors That Facilitate the Implementation of Online Programs. (ERIC Document 464622 - ABSTRACT)
  • From Key Handouts to More Hands on Keys: Planning for the Progressive Use of Technology by Faculty. Nunaley, Mary; Warner, David Publication Date: April 1, 2002 (ERIC Document 464630 - ABSTRACT)
  • Comparative Evaluation of Distance and On Campus Education: Is the Deck Stacked? Hinds, John Publication Date: March 1, 2002 (ERIC Document 464630 - ABSTRACT)

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Distance Education News


From the Chronicle of Education online. Thursday, February 6, 2003.

Increase use of scholarly material by students.

Web-Loving Students Can Be Prodded to Cite Peer-Reviewed Works in Term Papers, Study Suggests By Scott Carlson.

"A forthcoming report of a study shows that students in a course at Cornell University have generally used fewer and fewer scholarly materials in their library research in the past six years. But the professor who teaches the course reversed the trend by providing a few clear guidelines in term-paper assignments."


Charles Wankel notes the following two items:

From Syllabus magazine online.

SUNY Online Enrollment Up 34 Percent

The State University of New York (SUNY) said that fall 2002 enrollment of 19,214 students in the SUNY Learning Network (SLN), its online learning arm, is an increase of 34 percent over the fall 2001 enrollment of 14,303. The growth puts SLN's projected total year-long enrollment at more than 50,000 students, breaking last year's all-time record of 40,000 students enrolled, which was an increase of more than 56 percent over the 2000-01 enrollment of 25,500. In SLN's first academic year, 1995-96, the online learning network enrolled 119 students in eight courses on two campuses. In fall 2002, 1,399 faculty members offered 2,067 courses. Since 1998, SLN has offered 8,538 courses. For more information visit http://SLN.suny.edu


From the Chronicle of Education online.

"New School U. and Britain's Open U. Create a Distance-Education Partnership"

in the Chronicle of Education online (Jan 28, 2003).

See: http://chronicle.com/free/2003/01/2003012801t.htm

Charlie comments, "One thing is the brilliance of the New School's partnering internationally in distance education. Secondly, one wonders about what kind of "out the frame" partnering with giant businesses, government, international, etc. SJU might surprise us with. What I suggest is that Jeff develop a distance proposal for the United Nations--United Nations Cyberversity. This would involve having each nation of the United Nations contribute a course. No degrees would be given but the courses could count in other universities. Funding would come from the Gates Foundation. Also, the United Nations affiliation and funding of Seton Hall's new school of diplomacy might be a model. "

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SJU/Others - Best Practices

Distance Education: Syllabus, Assignments, Online Discussion and Project Outline.

Professor Lois Cherepon (Staten Island Campus) has agreed to have her online course materials appear on this page for those who might want to see how someone else is doing it.
Syllabus
Assignments
Portfolio Guidelines
Posting Guidelines

If you have questions or comments for Professor Cherepon you may reach her at campus extension: 4521. - - Posted Feb 12, 2003

Professor Lois Cherepon of Staten Island sent a List of Practices (Jan 2003) she created for her first Distance Learning class. This is taken from the SJU Distance Learning listserver with her permission. Professor Cherepon's extension on Staten Island is: 4521 should anyone wish to discuss the list with her.

Professor Cherepon also had some start-up problems and sent some questions to the listserver (that Jeff Olson answered) that might be informative to others.

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WebCt Links




This page is maintained by P. Charles Livermore.
It was created on January 28, 2003.
It should be noted that while I am an employee of St. John's University this page is not under their control in any way. St. John's University should not be held responsible for the accuracy, or for that matter, the inaccuracy, of any information, the opinions or any thing else which might appear here.