Academic Exchange Quarterly
Volume 15, Issue 2
Expanded issue up to 400+ pages.
various topics plus the following special sections.
The exponential growth of online curricula is culminating in new
organizational culture models, new instructional design concepts and a
new set of policies for online educational institutions. The new Virtual
College is managed by Virtual administrators and instruction is
delivered by Virtual faculty. Virtual students are mainly
non-traditional students in a demographic that is increasingly female
and in an older age group.
Virtual college faculty, guiding courses delivered entirely online, face
an interesting set of unprecedented challenges: they may never meet
their students, they may teach for multiple virtual colleges, and they
may never have face-to-face interactions with the inhabitants of the
institutions at which they teach. These changes have important
implications for the nature, quality and management of online curricular
and courses development, and online instruction. There is an increasing
awareness that, indeed, online learning carries with it far-reaching
implications on all aspects of higher education.
Quantitative and qualitative research and scholarly reflection which
examines these phenomena is invited. Teaching online, part-time online
adjuncts, instructional quality, the management of distance education
programs, organizational structures in distance education organizations,
faculty workload issues, policy issues, and the economic and social
impact of these phenomena are all invited topics.
Other related topics are also accepted.
Articles containing research on academic and administrative policies
that are re-aligned with 21st Century realities in Virtual Education are
especially encouraged and welcome.
Who May Submit:
Submissions are welcome from distance education administrators, full
time and part time faculty teaching online, and others involved in the
process of teaching or managing online courses. Please identify your
submission with keyword: VIRTUAL-2
Deadline for submissions:
February 28, 2011
See details for other deadline options like early, regular, and short.
Early submission offers an opportunity to be considered for Editors' Choice