Mark David Milliron, Mary Prentice


In today’s higher education world, asynchronous learning is the power tool. Moreover, the associated techniques for using asynchronous learning to support in-class and online instruction are bringing learning to life in new and exciting ways. This edition of the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks examines the role of these anytime, anyplace tools with a special focus on the characteristics of the community college movement—particularly the access, affordability, and outreach elements. Readers are treated to explorations of demographic trends, technological tools, and change-management strategies from well known researchers and practitioners. The conversation often ranges beyond community college, and that is with purpose. Community colleges are part of the broader family of education as well as a piece of the social and political fabric of the communities that they serve and thus deserve to be explored in this more complete context.


Community College,Emerging Insights

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American Association of Community Colleges. Trends and Statistics. 2004.

Milliron, M. D. and de los Santos, G. E. Making the Most of Community Colleges on the Road Ahead. Community College Journal of Research and Practice 28: 105-122, 2004.

Milliron, M. D. and Miles, C. Taking a Big Picture Look at Technology, Learning, and the Community College. Mission Viejo: League for Innovation in the Community College, 2000.

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Milliron, M. D. and Leach, E. R. Community Colleges Winning through Innovation: Taking on the Changes and Choices of Leadership in the Twenty-First Century. A Special Edition Leadership Abstracts commissioned by IBM and PeopleSoft. 1997.

Milliron, M. D. and Miles, C. L. AHA! Making the Connection Between the Internet and Learning. Learning Abstracts 3(1): January 2000.

O’Banion, T. and Milliron, M. D. College Conversations on Learning. Learning Abstracts 4(5): 2001.

Roueche, J. E., Milliron, M. D., and Roueche, S. D. The Power of Practical Magic: Perspectives from Teaching Excellence Award Recipients. Celebrations. University of Texas at Austin's NISOD Publications, 2003.

Wilson, C. D. The Community College as a Learning-centered Organization. In Thomas, N., Lorenzo, A. L., and M. D. Milliron, M. D. (Eds.), Perspectives on the Community College: A Journey of Discovery. Phoenix: League for Innovation in the Community College, 23-26, 2003.

de los Santos, G. E., de los Santos, A. G., and Milliron, M. D. From Digital Divide to Digital Democracy. Phoenix: League for Innovation in the Community College, 2003.

Milliron, M. D. and Miles, C. Education in a Digital Democracy: Leading the Charge for Learning about, with, and beyond Technology. Educause Review (November-December 2000).

Milliron, M. D. and Miles, C. L. Technology, Learning, and Community (TLC) in Instruction: Perspectives from Community College Teaching Excellence Award Recipients. Monograph, Mission Viejo: League for Innovation in the Community College, 1998.