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IJIET 2021 Vol.11(2): 102-106 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2021.11.2.1496

Developing Effective and Sustainable Distance Education Programs and Courses

Brian Hollenbeck and Qiang Shi

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: bhollenb@emporia.edu, qshi@emporia.edu).


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).

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jon-Chao Hong
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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