The Application and Implications of Information Technologies in Postsecondary Distance Education: An Initial Bibliography


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Suggested Citation top
National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, The Application and Implications of Information Technologies in Postsecondary Distance Education: An Initial Bibliography, NSF 03-305, Project Director, Eileen L. Collins (Arlington, VA 2002).

December 2002

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This publication was prepared by David W. Cheney of SRI International from material developed by Michael G. Moore, Pennsylvania State University; Peter T. Knight, Telematics for Education and Development; Linda M. Black, Pennsylvania State University; and Sandi de Levante, Marymount University and Telematics for Education and Development. The work was performed under contract with SRI International for the Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Overall direction and guidance were provided by Eileen L. Collins, Project Director, SRS; Catherine P. Ailes, Director, Science and Technology Policy Program, SRI International; Mary J. Frase, Deputy Division Director, SRS; and Lynda T. Carlson, Division Director, SRS. Ronald S. Fecso, Chief Statistician, SRS, supplied thoughtful and thorough statistical review. Valuable contributions and insights came from Lori Thurgood of SRI International.

Expert technical reviewers supplied important feedback on the draft manuscript, and their suggestions strengthened it considerably. These individuals include John C. Cherniavsky, NSF; Rachelle D. Hollander, NSF; Suzanne C. Iacono, NSF; Douglas Levin, American Institutes for Research; Janet Poley, American Distance Education Consortium and University of Nebraska; Farhad Saba, San Diego State University; and Lisa Towne, National Research Council.

Rolfe W. Larson, SRS, supervised, and Nita Congress performed, the technical editing of the manuscript. Tanya R. Gore, SRS, handled copyediting, processing, and final composition of the report. John R. Gawalt, Director of the SRS Information and Technology Services Program, and his Web team handled electronic publication.

Funding was provided by SRS and the Digital Society and Technologies Program in the NSF Division of Information and Intelligent Systems.

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