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resources for learning facilitated by communication media with little face-to-face contact

  • Adventist Resource
    A New Game! Can We Play as a Team? Tertiary-Lifelong
    Bob Paulson discusses the advantages of Adventist colleges and universities working together as a team in the areas of enrollment and tuition, teacher training and technical support, purchase power, early enrollment programs for high school students, and sponsoring online courses and teachers.

  • Distance Learning Kindergarten-Lifelong provides detailed information to those involved in education using computers and other technologies to supply education over any distance.

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    Administrative Essentials for Online Programs Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "Delivering programs online, whether at the elementary, secondary, or tertiary level, is a significant undertaking. This practical overview examines several areas administrators should consider as they set up or seek to improve online courses and programs...

  • Adventist Resource
    Administrator Perceptions of Internet-Based Distance Education in Adventist Colleges and Universities : a Mixed-Method Study Tertiary
    Problem: The quality of Internet-based distance education (IBDE) will increasingly become the standard by which students choose a program as higher educational options multiply due to the dramatic growth in distance education. A system-wide examination of perceptions of IBDE in Adventist higher education is important to administrators for future institutional strategic planning purposes, systemic adoption of policies and practices that promote excellence, and identifying collaborative efforts.

  • Adventist Resource
    Adventist Distance Education K-12: Some Considerations and a Vision for Collaboration Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Distance learning programs can provide Adventist education to more students and offer smaller schools the opportunity to expand their program offerings. Tim Kaldahl addresses the viability and purpose of online programs, the need for student and teacher support, and the importance of developing a distinctly Adventist distance learning program, inclusive of courseware.

  • Adventist Resource
    AVLN Column: Reflections on How Adventist Higher Education Has Changed In the Past Nine Years Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article outlines 9 specific actions since the first AVLN meeting, and the parameters necessary for collaboration to be successful across North American colleges.

  • Adventist Resource
    Benchmarks for Internet-Based Distance Education Tertiary-Lifelong
    This short articles features the IHEP study Quality on the Line: Benchmarks for Success in Internet-Based Distance Education which explored benchmarks,guidelines, best practices and principles that apply specifically to distance education.

  • Adventist Resource
    Building Relationships for Ministry to Online Students Grade 9-Tertiary
    Developing relationships with online students requires intentionality and commitment, just as in traditional classrooms. These ten helpful practices center on a powerful tool: email.

  • Adventist Resource
    Can Adventist Faith be Nurtured in an Online Class? Tertiary-Lifelong
    The author shares research and perspectives on teaching from a biblical perspective online. Section titles include: The growth in online learning, online faith integration, the teacher is key, genuine and personal contact affirms and nurtures faith, threaded...

  • Adventist Resource
    Constant Connectivity, Maximum Mobility, Instant Interactivity: Adventist Distance Education in the 21st Century Tertiary-Lifelong
    Griggs University President Gurubatham shares three key concepts that will influence how distance education is delivered through organizations such as Adventist Distance Education Consortium (ADEC) and Adventist Virtual Learning Network (AVLN): the integration of technology in instruction, collaboration, and a Christ-centered curriculum.

  • Adventist Resource
    Creating Learning Communities in Online Classrooms Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How important is the concept of community to the success of online learning? Don Roy and Shirley Freed explore the implications of community for online environments and consider how educators can facilitate its development.

  • Adventist Resource
    Creative Online Devotionals Grade 9-Tertiary
    "Undoubtedly, creating a God-centered worship experience in an online classroom can be very challenging. Without direct teacher guidance, how can students be led to experience true worship?"

  • Adventist Resource
    Cyberspace Can Reveal Students’ Personality Traits Grade 9-Tertiary
    Teaching online classes, especially languages, can be a daunting task. The author was pleasantly surprised at the available technology, as well as her ability to connect with students despite never meeting them in person.

  • Adventist Resource
    Designing Learning Modules for Online Courses - The 5-WH Approach Tertiary
    "More and more educators today are joining online teaching with little or no instructional design training. Challenges have been reported in in many regions around the world. In addition, time constraints present another challenge because of the many...

  • Adventist Resource
    Designing Online Tests: The Role of Assessment in Web-Based Learning Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Are online tests as reliable and valid as paper and pencil tests? This article describes some of the benefits of online testing and identifies ten special considerations for web-based testing. Also included are three tables: Checklist for Multiple Choice Items;...

  • Adventist Resource
    Developing Presence and Faith in Online Teaching Tertiary
    "While academic content and clinical experiences provide the foundation for most online nursing curricula, programs offered by Seventh-day Adventist schools build on an additional foundation—the development of faith in Christ."

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    Effective online instructional design as perceived by teachers and students in selected private colleges and universities Tertiary
    The main purpose of this study was to identify effective instructional design practices for fully online courses, and the factors associated with them, in integration of faith and learning is practiced.

  • Adventist Resource
    Essentials: Structure and Routine in Online Courses Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this short introduction, Janine Lim shares the importance of creating structure and routine in online course delivery. The entire article, which explores the virtual equivalent of the classroom door, the furniture, the schedule, and the walls, may be accessed at

  • Adventist Resource
    Faith Presence - Creating Online Environments That Nurture Faith Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "The geographic distance that separates teachers and students makes relationships less personal and hence more difficult to cultivate. Creating an online environment that nurtures faith depends on good relationships between teachers and students."

  • Adventist Resource
    Faith Presence - How Students Live Faith in the Online Classroom Grade 9-Tertiary
    "Is it possible to instill faith through online education? Course materials, discussion transcripts, and written interviews of students in three fully online classes in a Christian graduate school, were examined to find out if students experience...

  • Get Educated! Adult Education & Distance Learning Tertiary-Lifelong
    Website for online and distance education. Contains lists and links of colleges and universities; offers newsletters which spotlight new colleges; contains guides for searching the net.

  • Adventist Resource
    Here we go a Moodling? Grade 9-Tertiary
    Harrington discusses the benefits and practical classroom use of distributed learning websites, Moodle, and Elluminate.

  • Adventist Resource
    How to Successfully Support Online Teachers Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Online education requires administrators who will provide support and mentoring to teachers―who are the school’s direct, daily connection with students. Administrators can accomplish this by building into the structure of the program formal,...

  • Adventist Resource
    Instructional Design Foundations of Online Education Tertiary
    "It is becoming a common practice today for educational leaders to check job applicants’ experience with online teaching as they consider names for a new faculty position. Conversely, less attention is placed on what type of online teaching training these job applicants received.

  • Adventist Resource
    Integrating Faith and Learning in Distance Education in the Ghanaian Context Grade 1-Grade 9
    "This paper synthesizes the philosophy of Adventist education, defines distance education, and recommends ways to integrate faith and learning among distance education students to provide an opportunity for them to accept Jesus as their personal Savior...

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE Editorial: How Are We Connected? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this special distance learning issue, Shirley Freed and Marilyn Eggers share how distance education can connect Adventist educators, and help administrators, teachers, parents, and pastors provide an Adventist education to more members around the world....

  • Adventist Resource
    JAE Editorial: Adventist Distance Education - A Bridge to Access Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This special issue of The Journal of Adventist Education focuses on distance education. In her guest editorial, Janine Monica Lim writes of how online education can increase students' access to Christian education. Additional articles include:

  • K12 Online School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    K12 offers full-time tuition free online public schooling in many USA states. Full- and part-time registration is also available for private schools. Over 200 courses, including advanced placement and foreign languages, are available for direct purchase as well.

  • Keystone Online Middle and High School Grade 5-Grade 12
    Keystone is a USA national secular online high school and middle school. Traditional subject courses can be paid for individually, making this an option to fulfill electives in a small multi-grade school, as well as for homeschool settings.

  • Khan Academy - Math, Science & Humanities Video Tutorials & Exercises Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Over 1,800 10 minute online tutorials in all aspects of math from arithmetic through algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus and advanced linear algebra to statistics, finance, biology, chemistry, physics, and test preparation.

  • Learn Spanish Online Grade 1-Lifelong
    Verb conjugation activities, cultural information, random idiom generator, grammar, verb conjugation quizzes, oral exercises, and much, much more. Teachers can assign students specific units to do independently, and email the computer-graded test at end of unit to teacher.

  • Adventist Resource
    Learning Technology Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Hall describes her learning curve to running a distance learning school in Canada.

  • Adventist Resource
    Learning Thresholds - A Journey in Online Learning and Teaching Tertiary
    Transitioning from face-to-face teaching to an online/blended delivery format can be a scary move to make. This study identified dominant domains of learning thresholds for three tertiary teachers new to online teaching.

  • Adventist Resource
    Making Change for the 21st Century - AE21 Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article provides the philosophical premise for Adventist Education for the 21st Century (AE21), a curriculum initiative designed to produce change in curriculum, design, and instruction within the Adventist educational system in North America.

  • Adventist Resource
    Managing Large Online Courses: The ADU Model Tertiary
    Descriptions of the three online courses being offered by the Adventist University of Health Science (AUHS), in partnership of Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group (ECKG) are presented such as the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) nursing program, radiologic sciences program, and diagnostic medical sonography program.

  • Adventist Resource
    Managing Large Online Courses: The ADU Model Tertiary
    The article discusses Adventist University of Health Sciences' (ADU) management of its online courses in Orlando, Florida, including adoption of effective course design, maintenance of required synchronous component, and support for students and instructors.

  • Adventist Resource
    NAD Technology & Distance Education Committee - TDEC Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The TDEC website provides a variety of educational technology resources to fit your level of expertise and interests

  • Adventist Resource
    Not-So-Distant Education - Griggs International Academy Continues to Partner With Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Griggs International Academy (GIA) helps extend quality, accredited education and resources to schools and homes. Whether in kindergarten or seeking a master's degree, students can find programs that will connect them to the teachers and books they need.

  • Adventist Resource
    Online Professional Development: Growth Via the Internet Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Richards gives some resources for educators for online professional development opportunities.

  • Open Yale Courses Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University.

  • Adventist Resource
    Reactions, Reflections and Responsibility - a Responsive Evaluation of an Emerging Blended eLearning Subject Tertiary
    "This paper discusses the findings of a qualitative investigation that sought to illuminate the perceived benefits of undertaking a blended learning subject at one tertiary institution. While there are several studies detailing the benefits of online learning, this study focused on the student’s perceptions."

  • Adventist Resource
    Reactions, Reflections, and Responsibility - A Responsive Evaluation of an Emerging Blended E-learning Subject Tertiary
    Pre-service education students at Avondale College in New South Wales, Australia requested e-learning for their teacher training program. This article deals with the questions “what is to be learned and how will it be learned?” but also asks, “What was the perceived efficacy of a form of ‘blended approach’ as understood by this cohort of pre-service students?”

  • Adventist Resource
    Sharing Christ Through Technology Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Moving others closer to the image of God and making disciples of all nations are two goals technology can help Adventist educators accomplish. Excerpted from two morning worships given by Gordon Bietz, this article emphasizes the importance of not losing sight of the mission of sharing Christ. The complete devotional may be accessed at

  • Adventist Resource
    Smash Head on Keyboard to Continue: Two Social Work Teachers' Experience With Cyber-Teaching Tertiary-Lifelong
    Two social work professors share their experience creating a high quality web-based college course in social policy. Their journey moved them from tradition to innovation, improved their collaborative skills, and helped them find new methods for making decisions about assignments, grading, evaluation, and determining student outcomes.

  • Adventist Resource
    Staying Mission-Centered: How a Curriculum Development Model Can Help Keep Online Courses Focused Tertiary-Lifelong
    Designed as a guide for creating online curricula and instruction, the Mission Infinity Model helps clarify the complex process of designing and developing online courses. This model divides the design process into two parallel phases: thinking and doing.

  • Adventist Resource
    Strengthening Education and Workplace Linkages - The E-Learning Challenge Tertiary
    "Globalization and technology have changed the role and function of today’s educational institutions. Educators need to understand the changes and adapt to them in order to provide students with the needed skills for today’s workplace.

  • Adventist Resource
    Taking the Fear out of Online Classes Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article recommends 5 sites for online education programs for teachers not able to travel to major universities. Online courses allow teachers to connect with other educators from around the world. The author shares her experiences.

  • Teacher Education Institute Kindergarten
    Online courses and on-site courses for teacher education in technology.

  • Christian Resource
    Teacher Perceptions of Internet-Based Distance Education in Adventist Colleges and Universities : A Mixed-Methods Study Tertiary
    Problem: An examination of Internet-based distance education (IBDE) is important in order to maintain the delivery of quality higher education and to encourage the systemic adoption of policies and practices that promote excellence in IBDE. The quality of online distance education will increasingly become the standard by which students choose a program as their educational options have multiplied with the dramatic growth in distance education.

  • Adventist Resource
    The Online Library: A Professor's Personal Experience Tertiary-Lifelong
    According to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), members of distance-learning communities should have access to the same library services and resources provided for students and faculty on-campus. Ann Greer shares how Southern Adventist University (SAU) was able to secure and provide access to quality electronic library resources with assistance from services such as the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians (ASDAL) and the Adventist Library Information Cooperative (ALICE).

  • Adventist Resource
    The Virtual Mentor Program - An Initiative to Support First-year Students and Students at Risk Tertiary
    Both traditional and online students can struggle for a variety of reasons. Virtual mentor programs are designed to identify those potentially at risk and to offer assistance as appropriate.