Bear, John and Mariah: "Bears' Guide To Earning Degrees Non-Traditionally". Bears' Guide lists and profiles DL schools, accredited and state-approved (non-accredited), national and international, and answer common questions, such as how to obtain college credits through life and work experience.
Corrigan, Dan: "The Internet University-College Courses By Computer". Describes more than 600 accredited courses and 30 schools along with 1,500 Internet sources of free study. Cape Software Press, PO. Box 800, Harwich, MA, 02645, (508) 432-2435.
D'Antoni, Susan: "The Virtual University and e-Learning". Published by Unesco Publishing. Visit the book's website.
Ellsworth, Jill: "Education on the Internet". 590 pages of everything you want to know about electronic educational resources from kindergarten through graduate school. There is also information about taking classes online and distance learning. Sams Publishing, 201 West 103 Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46290, USA. Call. 800-428-5331.
Krebs, Arlene: "The Distance Learning Funding Sourcebook". available from Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 4050 Westmark Drive, Dubuque, Iowa, USA, 52004-1840. Phone: 800-228-0810 or 319-589-1077. This book has information about funding agencies that support educational telecommunications and the new media, including grants, foundations, and advice on grant-writing for online degree studies.
Lamdin, Lois: "Earn College Credit For What You Know". How to get college credit for work and life experience. CAEL, 243 S. Wabash Ave., Ste. 800, Chicago, IL, 60604, ph: 312-922-1769.
Peterson: "The Independent Study Catalog". Lists accredited schools that offer DL courses.
Thorson, Marcie Kisner: "Campus-Free College Degrees". 304 pages, Thorson Guides, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ph.: (918) 622-2811. Thorson's Guide to accredited distance learning degree programs. It lists and profiles US accredited DL schools and programs, and answers common questions, such as how to obtain college credits through life and work experience
Watkins, Barbara: "The Foundations of American Distance Education". 320 pages, Kendall-Hunt Publishing, Dubuque, Iowa, 52004-1840, Ph: (800-228-0810). Foundations profiles a century of (regionally accredited) collegiate correspondence study, and looks to trends of the future.
Unesco Education Publications.
The Education sector of UNESCO is a rich source of electronic publications. Included on the website are many recent titles relating to online degree teacher education and ICT.
E-Learn Magazine offers a community hub for e-learning professionals on the Web, providing a wealth of public forums for the free exchange of ideas on online degree and related topics.
E-Learning blog forum with daily content on the world of online degrees and distance education.
Further online degree resources. Videoconferencing.
SAVIE. Online resources on distance education videoconferencing.
Further online degree resources. Journals.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE) United States. Published quarterly in English.
Educational Technology Review (ETR) United States. Published annually in English.
International Journal of Educational Technology (IJET) Australia and United States. Published twice each year in English.
Journal of Interactive Media in Education (JIME) Great Britain. Published annually in English.
Further online degree resources. Online education associations.
INTERNATIONAL online degree associations
International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
Address: Lilleakerveien 23, 0283 Oslo, Norway
Tel: + 47 22 06 26 30
Fax: + 47 22 06 26 31
ICDE is officially recognised by the United Nations as the global non-governmental organisation responsible for the field of open and distance learning, and is affiliated with the United Nations through UNESCO. ICDE is also an affiliate member of South East Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) and a World Bank Partner organisation. Founded in 1938 to help provide education for students and children living far away from schools, the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) has become over the years the global membership organisation in the field, and is now (in 2002) present in 142 countries. The majority of its membership is composed of educational institutions at all levels (schools, colleges, universities), but it also includes national and regional associations, corporations, educational authorities and agencies, active in open, virtual and distance learning. The main mission of the ICDE today is to provide leadership and facilitate cooperation, development and communication at the global level in online degree programs, distance and virtual learning.
AUSTRALIA online degree associations
Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA).
Address: Northcott Drive, Canberra, ACT 2600
Phone: +61 2 6268 8046. Fax +61 2 6268 8496.
Contact Person: Wanda Jackson.
CANADA online degree associations
Canadian Association for Distance Education (CADE / ACED).
Address: 204, 260 Dalhousie, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E4, Canada.
EUROPE online degree associations
European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU).
Address: Valkenburgerweg 177, AT Heerlen 6419, The Netherlands.
NEW ZEALAND online degree associations
Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ).
School of Education. University of Waikato. Private Bag 3105. Hamilton, NZ.
Contact Person: Nola Campbell.
UNITED KINGDOM online degree associations
British Association for Open Learning.
Wickham Hunt and Co. Gregans House. 34 Bedford Road, Hitchin, SG5 1HF, UK.
Tel.: 01462 431331
UNITED STATES online degree associations
United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA).
8 Winter Street, Suite 508. Boston, Massachusetts 02108, USA.
Contact person: John G. Flores.
Some prominent state distance learning associations:
Arizona Distance Learning Association (AzDLA).
Address: P.O. Box 5676, Flagstaff, Arizona, Az-86011, USA.
Florida Distance Learning Association (FDLA).
Address: BECON, 6600 SW Nova Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33317, USA.
Maryland Distance Learning Association (MDLA).
Address: UMUC, 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi, MD 20783, USA.
Contact Person: Patti Wolf.
Missouri Distance Learning Association (MoDLA).
Address: Alumni Center 303E. 300 S. Jefferson. Springfield, MO 65804, USA.
Contact Person: Diana Garland.
Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA).
Contact Person: Kevin Eason.
Further online degree resources. Other useful resources.
Unesco PDF documentUnesco PDF document "Information and communication technologies in teacher education: A curriculum for schools and a programme of teacher development".
E-Learning conference in Dallas, Texas (April 2-5, 2005), organized by the Instructional Technology Council. Webpage.
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