Episode 35 Talking Online Distance Education of Post Traditional Students with Dr. Jason Huett

April 28, 2015

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Jason Huett who is the Associate Dean of Online Development and USG eCore. He is also an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of West Georgia. Dr. Huett discusses his role in developing a state-wide higher education consortium in Georgia that provides a pathway for post traditional students to earn a degree through online distance education. He explains how the consortium was set up, how it operates, and the challenges associated with operating a consortium of this nature. Dr. Huett discusses best practices for designing and delivering online teaching and learning–focusing in on post traditional students. He ends the interview with advice for educator and instructional designers who are working with or would like to work with online students and distance education. Dr. Huett provides numerous insights throughout the interview on how to ensure the success of online distance education programs.

To read more about the USG eCore, vist https://ecore.usg.edu/2014_factbook/2014factbook.pdf (PDF document)
To read more about Dr. Huett’s work, visit  http://www.westga.edu/show_bio.php?emp_id=10709



Episode 19: Talking Quality of Distance Education Courses and Programs with Dr. Ross Perkins

Episode 19: March 11, 2014

In this episode, I interview Dr. Ross Perkins from Boise State University. He is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Technology (http://edtech.boisestate.edu/). Dr. Perkins discusses his work with examining the quality of distance education courses and programs. In the interview, he describes how he and his colleagues examined the standards regarding the quality of distance education from 17 international and US based education accreditation agencies . Dr. Perkins described  five major commonalities that the agencies shared regarding what constitutes quality distance education. The interview ends with advice he has for instructional designers who do work in distance education course and program design and development.

To view the paper Dr. Perkins interview focuses on, visit http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/Resource_library/proceedings/46776_2011.pdf

You can view other work from Dr. Perkins by visiting http://works.bepress.com/ross_perkins/