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Distance Education is Here to Stay

by P.D. Lesko

September is a very busy month for part-time faculty. Some aren’t sure what their final teaching schedules will look like, others have their courses, but need to construct course descriptions and syllabi in record time. There are texts to be selected, course Web pages to be constructed, and supplemental materials to be chosen.

On top of all of this, we present you with a hefty issue of Adjunct Advocate to read. This bimonthly issue is devoted to the theme of distance education. Our writers look at what it takes to get started teaching on-line, what it takes to keep your students engaged, what you need to think about before adapting materials for your courses, and where to find the distance education teaching resources to keep you up to date on the latest developments in the field.

A recent study concluded that despite the lackluster adoption practices of faculty when it comes to the use of technology in the classroom, student demand is extremely strong for distance education courses, and the use of technology in the classroom. Whether or not the Boomers teaching the courses like it, Gen Y students expect to be able to take advantage of

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