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*** The alt.education.distance FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) *** Part 4 of 4 parts FAQ Maintainers: Neil Hynd, penhill@emirates.net.ae, Al Lepine lepine1@banet.net, Editor/Originator: Rita Laws, rlaws@homes4kids.org, URL: http://www.faqs.org/faqs/education/distance-ed-faq/part4 10. What's happening at the AED Newsgroup ? Newsgroup alt.education.distance is a forum to discuss distance education issues, ideas, and concerns. It is not a commercial forum for people who sell educational software and other products and services. Commercial messages are not welcome. Universities often use the newsgroup to describe new programs, and this is certainly appropriate. Telling people where to email or write for additional details such as tuition schedules, is the best way to keep an informational post from becoming a commercial one. Similarly, DL educational consultants are encouraged to identify themselves as such, especially in their signature lines, but interested potential customers should "take it to email." There is another newsgroup, alt.binaries.education.distance where HTML files, and other graphic files relevant to distance education can be posted. When you post here, please alert the readers at alt.education.distance of the existence of your offering. The two newsgroups are designed to complement one another, but remember that some news servers do not keep binary newsgroup content live for very long. Netiquette (good online manners) includes these suggestions: * Write with brevity and on-topic * Warn of extra long posts in the subject line so that those with slow modems may choose to avoid them * Don't "shout" in capital letters, please. *Asterisks* are the preferred means of emphasizing words. Some people use underline _ marks _ to show emphasis. * Flaming, or insulting and rude posting is very disruptive. So is flaming flamers. Kindness and professionalism is appreciated by all. * Do not post any material not written by you without express permission of the original author. When in doubt assume the existence of a copyright. Of course, posting an excerpt from a post you are replying to is not only legal, it is an efficient way to communicate. Repeat only those parts of the post that are relevant, however, so as not to waste everyone's time. * Please remember that electronic communication does not benefit from clarifiers such as body language or voice tones, etc., so be cautious with the use of sarcasm and humor to avoid being misunderstood At the time of preparing AED FAQ V8.0, questions from those visiting the FAQs remain very much to do with the source and availability of DL programs in a variety of subjects. Greenwich University, founded as a US "state licensed (no recognized accreditation)" university with Dr. John Bear as president at one time, has been in the news a lot since its move to Norfolk Island, Australia. This is because with a proper legal footing in Australia, Greenwich University would become an internationally recognized (and therefore accredited) university whereas it was not in Hawaii under the regime of US accreditation. Berne University, another school without recognized US accreditation has also been in the news, due to its location in St. Kitts and Nevis, a country independent since 1983 located in the Caribbean and part of the British Commonwealth. Apparently in a recent decision, Berne University has been accepted as a foreign school by the US DoEd. Readers of the Newsgroup may wish to e-mail the FAQ maintainers listed here, and are invited to do so if they want their questions or comments to be considered privately. 11. What information and reference sources can I use ? There is one DL resource that has helped hundreds of DL students for years, and needs to be listed here. Dr. E's Eclectic Compendium of Electronic Resources in Adult and Distance Education by Dr. Jill H. Ellsworth, a university professor, lists e-journals, listservs, mailing lists, and more, and can be found at http://www.oak-ridge.com/topeoip1.html **Web Site URLs Here are a few Web URLs (listed by classifications) for universities and colleges worldwide with DL programs, and to online resources such as virtual libraries. No one makes any assurance of quality. It is up to YOU to determine the value, if any, of each site for your own needs. If you have an addition for this list to be included in the FAQ's next update, please send it to one of the FAQ maintainers. It would be helpful if you put the words "FAQ URL ADDITION" in the "subject" line. To print out this list with or without the HTML coding, visit the DL FAQ and DL Booklist homepage at http://personalpages.tds.net/~rlaws/ (11.1) Books and Resources <a href="http://www.amazon.com">DL Books Resource</a><BR> <a href="http://www.barnesandnoble.com">Another DL Books Resource</a><BR> <a href="http://www.wizpeople.com/acpl">WizPeople Educ. Resources Print Media</a><BR> <a href="http://www.dcclifecare.com">Dependent Care Educ. Referral Service</a><BR> <a href="http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ilc/index.html">CUHK Independent Learning Centre</a><BR> <a href="http://www.umassd.edu/cybered/distlearninghome.html">Welcome to CyberEd</a><BR> Also: books on British-style Research Degrees:- (a) "The Research Student's Guide to Success", Pat Cryer Open University Press, 1996 (b) "How To Get a PhD", EM Phillips and DS Pugh Open Univeristy Press, 1994 (11.2) K12 <a href="http://www.hol.edu/">K12 Heritage OnLine</a><BR> (11.3) Student Support ** <a href="http://www.namss.org.uk">UK Nat. Assoc. for Managers of Student Services, U.K. Colleges</a><BR> <a href="http://www.womensu.com">Women's U. Community</a><BR> <a href="http://www.collegeathome.com">College At Home</a><BR> <a href="http://www.wzo.org.il/juice/">Jewish University in Cyberspace</a><BR> <a href="http://www.back2college.com">Back To College</a><BR> <a href="http://www.edventures.com">PCS Edventures</a><BR> <a href="http://www.tutor2000.com">Tutor2000</a><br> <a href="http://www.dlnetwork.com">Distance Learning Network</a><br> <a href="http://www.degree.net">Bears' Guide</a><br> (11.4) Community College / DL Schools<br> <a href="http://www.cc.cc.ca.us/cconline">Cerro Coso Community College</a><BR> <a href="http://merlin.mercynet.edu/index.htm/">Mercy College</a><br> <a href="http://www.kendall.mdcc.edu/indstudy/dl_index.htm">Miami Dade Community College</a><br> <a href="http://www.nhc.edu">New Hampshire College</a><BR> <a href="http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/plaza/ad370/">The Virtual Art School</a><br> (11.5) USA Universities with Recognized Accreditation (Regional or DETC) <a href="http://www.aics.edu">American Institute for Computer Sciences</a><BR> <a href="http://www.antioch.edu/index.html">Antioch</a><BR> <a href="http://www.cchs.edu/">California College for Health Sciences</a><BR> <a href="http://www.capellauniversity.edu">Capella University (was The Graduate School of America)</a><BR> <a href="http://www.cnuas.edu"/>California National University</a><BR> <a href="http://www.csu.edu.au/">Charles Sturt University</a><BR> <a href="http:///www.cosc.edu/">Charter Oak State College</a><BR> <a href="http://www.cityu.edu/">City University Home Page</a><BR> <a href="http://www.concord.kaplan.edu">Concord University School of Law</a><BR> <a href="http://www.fielding.edu">Fielding Institute</a><BR> <a href="http://www.indiana.edu/~scs/dl.html">Indiana University - Distance Learning</a><BR> <a href="http://www.isimu.edu/">ISIM University</a><BR> <a href="http://www.jonesinternational.edu/">Jones International University</a><BR> <a href="http://dialnsa.edu/home.html">New School for Social Research/Distance Learning</a><BR> <a href="http://www.norwich.edu/admiss/">Norwich University</a><br> <a href="http://www.nova.edu/">Nova Southeastern University</a><BR> <a href="http://www.regent.edu">Regent University</a><BR> <a href="http://neptune.space.und.nodak.edu/">Space Studies Home Page</a><BR> <a href="http://www.tesc.edu/">Thomas Edison College (TESC)</a><BR> <a href=" http://www.tourouniversity.edu/">Touro University International</a><BR> <a href="http://www.unioninstitute.edu/">Union Institute</a><br> <a href="http://cuonline.edu">University of Colorado Online</a><BR> <a href="http://www.uidaho.edu/evo/">University of Idaho Engineering Outreach Program</a><BR> <a href="http://www.unm.edu/">University of New Mexico</a><BR> <a href="http://www.uophx.edu/">University of Phoenix</a><BR> <a href="http://www.uww.edu/business/onlinemba/">Univ. Wisconsin- Whitewater, Online MBA</a><BR> <a href="http://www.utahsbr.edu/tech/intro.htm">Utah/USHE Technology/DE Initiative</a><BR> <a href="http://www.waldenu.edu/">Walden University</a><BR> <a href="http://www.wgu.edu">Western Governors University</a><BR> <a href="http://www.taftu.edu">William Howard Taft University</a><BR> (11.6) Universities - USA State Licensed (Without Recognized Accreditation) <a href="http://www.amercoastuniv.edu">American Coastline University, Louisiana</a><BR> <a href="http://www.calcoastuniv.edu/">California Coast University</a><BR> <a href="http://www.cpu.edu">California Pacific University</a><BR> <a href="http://www.centuryuniversity.edu">Century University, New Mexico</a><BR> <a href="http://www.chadwick.edu">Chadwick University, Alabama</a><BR> <a href="http://www.colsouth.edu">Columbia Southern University, Alabama</a><BR> <a href="http://www.fairfaxu.edu">Fairfax University, Louisiana</a><BR> <a href="http://www.greenleaf.edu/">Greenleaf University, Missouri</a><BR> <a href="http://www.kw.edu">Kennedy Western University, Wyoming</a><BR> <a href="http://mcu.edu/">Miami Christian University, Florida</a><BR> <a href="http://www.newportu.edu">Newport University, California</a><BR> <a href="http://www.preston.edu">Preston University, Wyoming</a><BR> <a href="http://www.scups.edu/">Southern California University for Professional Studies</a><BR> <a href="http://www.summitunivofla.edu/">Summit University, Louisiana</a><BR> <a href="http://www.trinitycollege.edu">Trinity College and Theological Seminary, Florida</a><BR> (11.7) Certifications and Vocational DL Education <a href="http://www.marketlynx.com/cstm">College of Security Technology and Management</a><br> <a href="http://www.comptia.org">Computer Technology Industry Association</a><BR> <a href="http://www3.sk.sympatico.ca/marek">Marek Webb Communications (DL)</a><BR> <a href="http://www.measureup.org">Measure Up Certification Resources</a><BR> <a href="http://www.nyip.com/">New York Institute of Photography</a><br> <a href="http://www.sylvanprometric.com ">Sylvan Prometric Online Testing</a><BR> <a href="http://www.tekmetrics.com">Tekmetrics</a><BR> <a href="http://www.transcender.com">Transcender Certification Resources</a><BR> <a href="http://www.vue.com">VUE Online Testing</a><BR> (11.8) Non-USA/Overseas Universities with DE/DL*** <a href="http://www.athabascau.ca/>Athabasca University (Canada)</a><BR> <a href="http://www.berne.edu">Berne University (St. Kitts/Nevis)</a><BR> <a href="http://www.dmu.ac.uk">De Montford University (UK)</a><BR> <a href="http://www.greenwich.edu">Greenwich University (Australia)</a><BR> <a href="http://www.hw.ac.uk">Heriot Watt University (UK)</a><BR> <a href="http://www.leicester.ac.uk">Leicester University (UK)</a><BR> <a href="http://www.open.ac.uk/">Open University (UK)</a><BR> <a href="http://www.shef.ac.uk">Sheffield University (UK)</a> <a href="http://www.scu.edu.au/">Southern Cross University Home Page</a><BR> <a href="http://www.teluq.uquebec.ca/">Teleuniversite de l'Universite du Quebec</a><BR> <a href="http://www.trinity.unimelb.edu.au/TCTSOnline/">Trinity College Theological School Online (Australia)</a> <a href="http://www.dundee.ac.uk">University of Dundee (UK)</a><BR> <a href="http://www.unisa.ac.za/">UNISA (South Africa)</a><BR> (11.9) Educational Reference Sources <a href="http://www.britishcouncil.org/">British Council</a><BR> <a href="http://www.dca.ca.gov/bppve/">California Bureau of Private Post- Secondary and Vocational Education (USA)</a><BR> <a href="http://www.chea.org">Council for Higher Education Accreditation (USA)</a><BR> <a href="http://www.detc.org">Distance Education and Training Council (USA)</a><BR> <a href="http://www.nmche.org">New Mexico Commission on Higher Education (USA)</a><BR> <a href="http://www.odlqc.org.uk/">Open and Distance Learning Quality Council (UK)</a><BR> <a href="http://www.qaa.org.uk/">Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (UK)</a><BR> <a href="http://soswy.state.wy.us/cgi-win/sscgi_3.exe?2196">Wyoming State Higher Education License (USA)</a><BR> <a href="http://www.ed.gov/">US Department of Education</a><BR> (11.10) DL/DE Compendia <a href="http://members.tripod.com/~lepine/">Academic Planning Services</a><br> <a href="http://www.collegenews.com/campusindex.htm">Campus Index (World Wide)</a><BR> <a href="http://www.distance-educator.com">Distance Educator</a><BR> <a href="http://dolphin.csudh.edu/~dlearn/">Distance Learning</a><BR> <a href="http://199.125.205.20/webpages/dll/dist-lrn/dld.htm">Distance Learning Directory</a><BR> <a href="http://www.technogrants.com/">Distance Learning Funding Sourcebook</a><BR> <a href="http://www.distance-learning-help.com/">Distance Learning Help</a><BR> <a href="http://www.ed-x.com">ED-X Distance Learning Channel</a><BR> <a href="http://www.infoyouth.com">InfoYouth (UK)</a><BR> <a href="http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Haven/2386/distance.html"> Jonathan Liu's DL Web Site</a><BR> <a href="http://www.namss.org.uk/">National Association for Managers of Student Services in Colleges (UK)</a><BR> (11.11) DL/Educational Reference Resources <a href="http://www.helix.net/~jmtaylor/edsurf.html">Adult Distance Ed Internet Surf Shack</a><BR> <a href="http://www.faqs.org/faqs/education/distance-ed-faq/part1/">AED FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions</a><BR> <a href="http://personalpages.tds.net/~rlaws/">AED FAQ DL Booklist</a><BR> <a href="http://www.clas.ufl.edu/CLAS/american-universities.html">American Universities</a><BR> <a href="http://www.nova.edu/Inter-Links/education/aednet.html">AED NET</a><BR> <a href="http://www.asgs.org">Association for Support of Graduate Students</a><BR> <a href="http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/education/index.html">BBC Education</a><BR> <a href="http://www.calcampus.com/about.htm">CAL Campus Home Page</a><BR> <a href="http://www-lib.iupui.edu/erefs/carl.html">CARL</a><BR> <a href="http://www.caso.com/">CASO: Cape Software</a><BR> <a href="http://www.collegenews.com">College News</a><BR> <a href="http://homepage.interaccess.com/~ghoyle">Distance Learning on the Net by Glenn Hoyle</a><BR> <a href="http://www.rit.edu/~easi/">EASI: Access to Information for Persons With Disabilities</a><BR> <a href="http://www.aspensys.com/eric/index.html">ERIC Pages</a><BR> <a href="http://www.meu.edu/library/gel.html">Global Electronic Library (GEL)</a><BR> <a href="http://nearnet.gnn.com/gnn/index.html">Global Network Navigator Home Page</a><BR> <a href="http://acs-info.open.ac.uk/info/other/ICDL/ICDL-Facts.html">ICDL</a><BR> <a href="http://www.integralink.com/">Integral Link Home Page</a><BR> <a href="gopher://nova.umd.edu/00/Staffresources/IUC/iuc2.txt">IUC TEXT</a><BR> <a href="http://lcweb.loc.gov/">Library of Congress World Wide Web</a><BR> <a href="http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/NUDC/">NUDC Home Page</a><BR> <a href="http://www.onetouch.com">One Touch Systems, Inc.</a><BR> <a href="http://www.petersons.com">Peterson's Education Center</a><BR> <a href="http://www.search.com">Search.com</a><BR> <a href="http://www.usdla.org/">USDLA Home Page</a><BR> <a href="http://uu-gna.mit.edu:8001/uu-gna/index.html">The Globewide Network Academy</a><BR> <a href="http://www.refdesk.com/">Welcome - My Virtual Reference Desk</a><BR> <a href="http://www.umi.com/">UMI - Bell & Howell Learning</a><BR> <a href="http://www.csu.edu.au/education/library.html">WWW Virtual Library: Education</a><BR> 12. Acknowledgments, Thanks and Legalities ** Acknowledgments and Thanks: People who offered ideas, information, resource leads, encouragement or constructive criticism in the writing of this FAQ include, in alphabetical order: Dr. Sreerama Raju Alluri, Brett Armstrong, Gerard Ashton, L. Anne Babb, Ph.D., Linda Barnhart, Steven R. Barnhart, Ph.D., John B. Bear, Ph.D., Betsy Currier Beacom, Ken Brownson, Ph.D., Carlo Bucci, Adilson Cabral, Shara Campbell, Raymond Chasse, Ph.D., Susan Christopher, Kerry Conole, Nora Cooper, Kay Crowley, Michael J. Dargan, Roe Darnell, Phil Derksen, Angie Dixon, Steven Dowd, Ed.D., Matthew Duda, Robert Duniway, Ph.D., Jill Ellsworth, Ph.D., J.B. Evans, Roz Finnegan, Suzanne Foster, Harwood R. Fox, Peter J. French, PhD, Graham Goldman, Harvey Greenberg, William Greene, Ian Greig, Brett Hanson, R.W. Hannu, Flick Harris, Gray Harriman, Richard M. Hartman, Bruce Hempel, Lia Hutton, Kristin Evenson Hirst, David H. Hunter, Malcolm Hutchinson, Ed Isenberg, Leonardo Jackson, Quinn Tyler Jackson, Roy Johnson, Ted Johnson, Jim Klieforth, David S. Kovaka, Arlene Krebs, Ph.D., Louis Lanzillotti, Dominique Lebot, Al Lepine, C. Leibovitz, Jim LeMay, Meri McPherson-Cox, Larry McQueary, Allen Majorovic, Karel Marek, Cesar Marques, Dr. David Morley, Jon Mowery, Yan Naroditsky, Bill Newell, Stacey Osibov, William Overington, Peter Parfitt, Roland E. Pittman, D. Rickerd, Tom Riendeau, Sheryl Lynn Robert, Gail Sands, Ph.D., Lawrence M. Sanger, Alan Schroeder, Howard Sherr, Alden Sison, Nancy Slator, Vicky Squires, Waylon G. Steep, Brian C. Stevens, Ph.D., Denny Treat, David Wade, Chuck Waite, MSc, Darby Walker, John Wetsch, Ph.D., Alex Wiggins, Andrew Wilson, Carrie Wingate, Ph.D., Don Wurth, and Yoonjin Yoon. ** Legalities: FAQ Maintainers: Neil Hynd penhill@emirates.net.ae, Al Lepine lepine1@banet.net Editor/Originator: Dr. Rita Laws rlaws@homes4kids.org, This FAQ may be re-produced for non-profit uses, and as long as it is copied in its entirety and without modification. It may be duplicated at other education-related newsgroups. For any other use, including commercial, or the use of excerpts, permission must first be obtained in writing from the author, Rita Laws, Ph.D., at email: rlaws@homes4kids.org Copyright (c) 1999, 2000 by Rita Laws. The details of URL links, classifications and related matter are presented for information only, and the authors cannot be held responsible for errors of omission or commission. ** Guest Contributor on On-Line Education (Chapter 9) Terrence R. Redding ** - Terrence R. Redding is the President/CEO of OnLine Training, Inc., specializing in adult basic education and continuing professional education courses delivered via the Internet. - A retired US Army officer and past W. K. Kellogg Fellow, Terry has conducted both quantitative and qualitative research concerning the development of Self-Directed Learning Readiness. He has written numerous articles on self-directed learning, adult motivation theory, organizational development, training development and distance education. - Most recently he was mission commander for Global Learn Day III, sponsored by the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Global Education. Terry specializes in cost effective delivery of highly effective distance education over the Internet. - He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education (1978), Master Degree in the Psychology of Education (1987), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Adult and Higher Education (1998). ** FAQ Maintainers: Brief details are given here of the FAQ maintainers, with information in chronological order of involvement. Details of awarding institutions are not included to avoid any suggestion of implied recommendation:- * Rita Laws - AED FAQ Originator * - Location: Oklahoma, USA. - Occupation: Free-lance writer. - Involvement with AED: since 1993 - Qualifications: Creator of DL Booklist, AED DL FAQ Initial Author, Former DL Student, Author or Co-author of three journal articles about DL in Journal of Computing in Higher Education, Computers in the Social Studies: CSS Journal Online, and the Journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, and Currently developing a DL Adoption Preparation Course for people adopting children with special needs. - Education:- -- 1976, B.A. Secondary Education with teaching specialties in Psychology and History (traditional accredited US university); -- post Bachelor's study at two other local residential accredited universities; -- 1995, concurrent M.S. and Ph.D. Psychology from DL program state- approved US university, dissertation subsequently published by UMI 1995 -- Dissertation: Special needs adoption support and periodicals: A study of parent-written and adoption professional-written articles, Research Abstracts, Volume 20, Number 5, 1995, available from UMI, Ann Arbor, MI 800-343-5299, Research Abstracts International, Vol. 20, 05, LD-03161, and as part of an adoption research compilation book called "Clinical and Practice Issues in Adoption: Bridging the Gap Between Adoptees Placed as Infants and as Older Children", edited by Groza and Rosenberg, published 1998 by Praeger, Westport, CT., Chapter 5: "The History, Elements, and Ongoing Need for Adoption Support" by R. Laws, Ph.D. (pp.81-103). * Neil Hynd - Joint AED FAQ Maintainer (since 1996) * - British. Chartered Engineer (Electrical Engineering - Manufacturing Division) and Chartered Engineer (Information Systems). Certified Further Education Teacher (Registered with British Govt. Department of Education). - Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In Middle East since 1991. - UK: Bachelor of Science (1969) Metallurgical Engineering and Management Science; Diploma in Industrial Studies. 4-year thin sandwich course. - UK: Master of Engineering (1970) Control Systems. Traditional Full Time, by examination and dissertation. - UK: Certificate in Education (1981) by In-Service study while a full-time UK Further Education College Lecturer (1979 to 1984). - UK: Professional Engineering Institution Regional Chairman and Board Member 1981 to 1991. - UK: FE College Governor 1988-91. - USA: PhD Computer Science (1997) by non-resident DL while located in Middle East 1992 to 1997. American state-licensed non-regionally accredited university. - Occupation: Information Systems and Education/Training Specialist. Complete IT application and vocational training course design and delivery. Development of Intranet-based education and training resources. - Arabian Gulf Hub Volunteer Coordinator Global LEARN Day 1997, 1998, 1999. Webmaster 1999. * Al Lepine - Joint AED FAQ Maintainer (from V8.0 1999) * - Retired US Army Sergeant, 1991. - Location: Maine, USA. - BS, Business administration, 1994 (traditional) - MBA, 1996 (traditional) - Master in Business Education, 1997 (traditional) - Graduate certificate Human Resource Management, 1999 (traditional) - Accepted in Ph.D. program Business Administration, "Why Distance Education will soon become the norm instead of an alternative form of education". US state-approved not regionally accredited university. - Adjunct teacher Business Administration Distance Learning Program 1998 - 1999, - Maintainer of several Distance Learning and Higher Education web sites since 1994 (Over 120,000 visits) - Industrial education consultant, 1994 - 1999, - Conference Manager Global Learn Day 1, 1997 (world-wide live internet conference) - Published Syllabus Magazine June 98 and Computer Perspectives Spring 98. -- End of Document -- Joint Maintainer of the alt.education.distance FAQs http://personalpages.tds.net/~rlaws/dlfaq.html Webmaster, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Global Education http://www.bfranklin.edu For Distance Education information, Al Lepine's Web Site is highly recommended:- http://members.tripod.com/~lepine