Academic Exchange Quarterly
Summer 2011, Volume 15, Issue 2
Expanded issue up to 400+ pages.
Articles on various topics plus the following special sections.
Addressing the challenges of the 21st Century Paradigm for Virtual
Larry Davies, Ed.D. - Senior Instructional Designer
Virtual College, Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida, USA
Marti Anderson, Ph.D. - Education and Teacher Training Consultant
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'