Abstract—In this article, we give an overview of the history
and the ongoing effort of developing distance education
programs and courses at Emporia State University. We
carefully study ESU’s Master’s program in mathematics. This
program is one of the most successful distance education
programs at Emporia State University. It exemplifies the best
practices in establishing and advancing such programs. The
strategies of institutionalizing distance education programs and
courses are also discussed.
Index Terms—Distance education, higher education, hybrid courses, online courses.
The authors are with the Department of Mathematics, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas 66801, USA (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Brian Hollenbeck and Qiang Shi, "Developing Effective and Sustainable Distance Education Programs and Courses," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 102-106, 2021.Copyright © 2021 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).