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Distance Education

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Distance Education

Address:
Business and Public Management Center
5th Floor
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2948
Fax: 610-436-2189
Email: DistanceEd@wcupa.edu


Distance Education Support
Phone: 610-436-3373
Email: DistanceEd@wcupa.edu

Scholar Center

The Distance Education Scholars Center has been established to serve as a hub and catalyst for distance education research at WCU and to bring students, faculty, and other members of the community together through learning, scholarship and service. An array of faculty have already begun the effort to apply their scholarship skills to gather and share information about distance education culture and effectiveness at WCU. We always welcome more faculty to join us to offer new visions and directions.

Publications

Smidt, E., McDyre, B., Bunk, J., Li, R., & Gatenby, T. (2014) Faculty attitudes about distance education. The IAFOR Journal of Education, 2(2), 181-209. Retrieved from http://iafor.org/iafor/iafor-journal-of-education-volume-2-issue-2/.

Smidt, E., Bunk, J., McGrory, B., Li, R., & Gatenby, T. (2014). Student attitudes about distance education: Focusing on context and effective practices. The IAFOR Journal of Education, 2(1), 40-64. Retrieved from http://iafor.org/iafor/ije-volume-2-issue-1/.

International Conference Presentations

Li, R., Smidt, E., Bunk, J. & Gatenby, T. (October 2014). Faculty and online education: A replication study of the 2012 National Survey. Paper presented at the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2014 (E-Learn 2014). New Orleans, LA.

Smidt, E., McDyre, B., Bunk, J., Li, R., & Gatenby, T. (September 2014). Faculty attitudes about distance education in an online faculty development program. Paper presented at the IAFOR North American Conference on Education (NACE 2014). Providence, RI.

Smidt, E., Bunk, J., McGrory, B., Li, R., & Gatenby, T. (July 2013). Student reactions to and attitudes about distance education. Paper presented virtually at the European Conference on Technology in the Classroom (ECTC 2013). Retrieved July 4, 2013, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea-ARc-akGY and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OFobDL_07w.

Smidt, E., Funkhouser, B., Li, R., Bunk, J. & Gatenby, T. (October 2012). Reactions to and attitudes about asynchronous online discussion forums in an online faculty development program. Paper presented at the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012 (E-Learn 2012). Montreal, Canada.

Regional Conference Presentations

Smidt, E., Bunk, J., Li, R., & Gatenby, T. (November 2013). Continuing the distance education scholarship at WCU: An update on current research. Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Distance Learning Association 11th Annual Conference (PADLA). West Chester, PA.

Smidt, E., Bunk, J., McGrory, B., Li, R., & Gatenby, T. (May 2013). Student reactions to and attitudes about distance education. Paper presented at RECAP 2013. West Chester, PA.

Guidotti, T., Bunk, J., Smidt, E., Gatenby, T., & Li, R. (May 2013). Using I/O psychology to understand reactions to distance education: An applied, multi-disciplinary project. Paper presented at RECAP 2013. West Chester, PA.

Bunk, J., Funkhouser, B., Gatenby, T., Li, R., & Smidt, E. (November 2012). Distance teaching and learning: An interdisciplinary approach. Paper presented at the Pennsylvania Distance Learning Association 10th Annual Conference (PADLA). Ambler, PA.