"This textbook fulfills a primary need for a sophisticated, integrated yet practical resource for professionals involved in distance education. It is both theoretically grounded yet broadly appealing and accessible - an excellent example of how 'one-size' can fit both the professor and the practitioner." Dr. Janet Poley, CEO, ADEC; "Dooley, Linder, and Dooley have composed an elegant text on the design and management of distance training suitable for academics and industry personnel alike. The authors bring first-hand experience to the table that results in an interesting, informative, and helpful text on the subject. The book details specific processes, case studies, and activities that will allow the reader to move from chapter to chapter, building skills so at the conclusion of the text one could indeed design and manage a distance education program. This book is a must have for all who work in distance education." Dr. Kathleen D. Kelsey, Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University"
About the Author
Kim E. Dooley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Education at Texas A&M University. She has served on many university committees and advisory boards, including the American Distance Education Consortium (A*DEC) International Taskforce. James R. Lindner is an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Education at Texas A&M University. He has received numerous honors and awards for presentations of research findings at international and national conferences and was recently named the Outstanding Young Agricultural Educator by the American Association for Agricultural Education. Larry M. Dooley is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Human Resource Development Program in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development at Texas A&M University. His research interests are in the integration of distance learning into organizations for performance improvement, leadership development, and foundations of human resource development.