A THREE-PRONG STRATEGIC APPROACH TO SUCCESSFUL DISTANCE LEARNING DELIVERY

Carol Scarafiotti

Abstract


Rio Salado College, headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, is nationally recognized as a role model for innovation and excellence in online education and as the “college of choice” for adults who balance their studies with work and family. One of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges, Rio Salado College has had a distance learning program since its inception in 1978. This paper describes a systems approach to the growth of successful online programs, using data for continuous improvement.


Keywords


Learning Effectiveness,Cost Effectiveness,Continuous Quality Improvement,Scalability,Faculty Satisfaction

Full Text:

PDF

References


Gallagher, Sean. Distance Learning at the Tipping Point. Eduventures Report. September 2002.

Collins, James C., and Jerry Porras. Built to Last, New York: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc. 1994.

Ackoff, Russel. The Democratic Corporation, New York: Oxford University Press. 1994.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v7i2.1854