Seven Recommendations to Advance Online Learning at Traditional Postsecondary Institutions
Now is the time for traditional institutions to make online teaching and learning a strategic priority if they hope to garner an appropriate market share and remain siable in the new educational landscape. This session highlights seven key recommendations to help traditional institutions make this transition.
Dr. Jason B. Huett is the Associate Dean of Online Development and USG eCore and a tenured Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Design at the University of West Georgia (UWG). He is also the 2012 President-elect of the Distance Learning Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). He speaks and presents internationally on a topics concerning online learning, school reform, and the future of education. He has also served as a consultant for several virtual schools, universities, and corporations.
He was a featured researcher at the 2006 AECT International Convention in Dallas, Texas and has published numerous articles—including award-winning publications—in journals such as The American Journal of Distance Education, Quarterly Review of Distance Education, The Information Systems Education Journal, International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, and TechTrends. He also has several book chapters in print and has edited two books: Learning and Instructional Technologies for the 21st Century: Visions of the Future and The Next Generation of Distance Education: Unconstrained Learning.
Jason is currently a contributing editor for the new Journal of Applied Instruction Design, and he also co-chaired the 2010 AECT Summer Research Symposium which focused on distance education. He was lead designer on a new online doctorate in School Improvement that launched its first cohort in summer 2011 and has aided in the design of numerous online programs and classes from 6th grade through the doctoral level. Recently, he helped author a strategic plan to advance online teaching and learning at UWG that received unanimous support from the Faculty Senate.
His other research interests include online communications, distance learner motivation, online collaborative learning, instructional design for online environments, standards for distance education, competency-based approaches to distance learning environments, and K-12 online learning.
Jason lives with his wife, three children, and an over-grown clown of a Boxer pup named “Bogart” in Carrollton, GA and is a self-professed science fiction junkie and tech geek. The personalized license plate on his car reads "KHAAAAAN!"