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5. Resources

Orientation Section 5


This section provides further details on many of the topics covered in the previous sections. To download a copy of this content see Resources (Google Doc – must be logged in to employee account).

What Is Online Education--Additional Reading

  1. Carlson, C. S., Aust, P. J., Gainey, B. S., McNeill, S. J., Powell, T., & Witt, L. (2012, December). Which technology should I use to teach online?: Online technology and communication course instruction. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 8(4). Retrieved from
  2. Dell, C. A., Low, C., & Wilker, J. F. (2010). Comparing student achievement in online and face-to-face class formats. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 6(1). Retrieved from
  3. Higher Education Opportunity Act, Pub L. No. 110-315. 122 STAT. 3078 (2008). Retrieved May 4, 2009, from

NWCCU Standards Applicable to Online Education

For a complete list of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities see Below are the standards specifically related to online education.

  • Curriculum: 2.A.24 & 2.A.26, 2.C.1–2.C.4
  • Evaluation: 4.A.2
  • Faculty: 2.B.3 & 2.B.4, 2.E.3, 2.G.6
  • Students: 2.D.1, 2.D.14