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Last-modified: 1999/10/25
Version: 8.0

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*** The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) ***

Part 4 of 4 parts

FAQ Maintainers: Neil Hynd,, Al Lepine, Editor/Originator: Rita Laws,,


10. What's happening at the AED Newsgroup ?

Newsgroup is a forum to discuss distance education
issues, ideas, and concerns. It is not a commercial forum for people who
sell educational software and other products and services. Commercial
messages are not welcome. Universities often use the newsgroup to describe
new programs, and this is certainly appropriate.

Telling people where to email or write for additional details such as
tuition schedules, is the best way to keep an informational post from
becoming a commercial one. Similarly, DL educational consultants are
encouraged to identify themselves as such, especially in their signature
lines, but interested potential customers should "take it to email."

There is another newsgroup, where HTML
files, and other graphic files relevant to distance education can be
posted. When you post here, please alert the readers at of the existence of your offering.

The two newsgroups are designed to complement one another, but remember
that some news servers do not keep binary newsgroup content live for very

Netiquette (good online manners) includes these suggestions:

* Write with brevity and on-topic

* Warn of extra long posts in the subject line so that those with slow
modems may choose to avoid them

* Don't "shout" in capital letters, please. *Asterisks* are the preferred
means of emphasizing words. Some people use underline _ marks _ to show

* Flaming, or insulting and rude posting is very disruptive. So is flaming
flamers. Kindness and professionalism is appreciated by all.

* Do not post any material not written by you without express permission of
the original author. When in doubt assume the existence of a copyright. Of
course, posting an excerpt from a post you are replying to is not only
legal, it is an efficient way to communicate. Repeat only those parts of
the post that are relevant, however, so as not to waste everyone's time.

* Please remember that electronic communication does not benefit from
clarifiers such as body language or voice tones, etc., so be cautious with
the use of sarcasm and humor to avoid being misunderstood

At the time of preparing AED FAQ V8.0, questions from those visiting the
FAQs remain very much to do with the source and availability of DL programs
in a variety of subjects.

Greenwich University, founded as a US "state licensed (no recognized
accreditation)" university with Dr. John Bear as president at one time, has
been in the news a lot since its move to Norfolk Island, Australia. This is
because with a proper legal footing in Australia, Greenwich University
would become an internationally recognized (and therefore accredited)
university whereas it was not in Hawaii under the regime of US

Berne University, another school without recognized US accreditation has
also been in the news, due to its location in St. Kitts and Nevis, a
country independent since 1983 located in the Caribbean and part of the
British Commonwealth. Apparently in a recent decision, Berne University has
been accepted as a foreign school by the US DoEd.

Readers of the Newsgroup may wish to e-mail the FAQ maintainers listed
here, and are invited to do so if they want their questions or comments to
be considered privately.

11. What information and reference sources can I use ?

There is one DL resource that has helped hundreds of DL students for years,
and needs to be listed here. Dr. E's Eclectic Compendium of Electronic
Resources in Adult and Distance Education by Dr. Jill H. Ellsworth, a
university professor, lists e-journals, listservs, mailing lists, and more,
and can be found at

**Web Site URLs

Here are a few Web URLs (listed by classifications) for universities and
colleges worldwide with DL programs, and to online resources such as
virtual libraries.

No one makes any assurance of quality. It is up to YOU to determine the
value, if any, of each site for your own needs. If you have an addition for
this list to be included in the FAQ's next update, please send it to one of
the FAQ maintainers. It would be helpful if you put the words "FAQ URL
ADDITION" in the "subject" line. To print out this list with or without the
HTML coding, visit the DL FAQ and DL Booklist homepage at

(11.1) Books and Resources

<a href="">DL Books Resource</a><BR>

<a href="">Another DL Books Resource</a><BR>

<a href="">WizPeople Educ. Resources Print

<a href="">Dependent Care Educ. Referral

<a href="">CUHK Independent Learning

<a href="">Welcome to

Also: books on British-style Research Degrees:-

(a) "The Research Student's Guide to Success", Pat Cryer
Open University Press, 1996

(b) "How To Get a PhD", EM Phillips and DS Pugh
Open Univeristy Press, 1994

(11.2) K12

<a href="">K12 Heritage OnLine</a><BR>

(11.3) Student Support **

<a href="">UK Nat. Assoc. for Managers of Student
Services, U.K. Colleges</a><BR>

<a href="">Women's U. Community</a><BR>

<a href="">College At Home</a><BR>

<a href="">Jewish University in

<a href="">Back To College</a><BR>

<a href="">PCS Edventures</a><BR>

<a href="">Tutor2000</a><br>

<a href="">Distance Learning Network</a><br>

<a href="">Bears' Guide</a><br>

(11.4) Community College / DL Schools<br>

<a href="">Cerro Coso Community College</a><BR>

<a href="">Mercy College</a><br>

<a href="">Miami Dade
Community College</a><br>

<a href="">New Hampshire College</a><BR>

<a href="">The Virtual Art

(11.5) USA Universities with Recognized Accreditation (Regional or DETC)

<a href="">American Institute for Computer

<a href="">Antioch</a><BR>

<a href="">California College for Health

<a href="">Capella University (was The
Graduate School of America)</a><BR>

<a href=""/>California National University</a><BR>

<a href="">Charles Sturt University</a><BR>

<a href="http:///">Charter Oak State College</a><BR>

<a href="">City University Home Page</a><BR>

<a href="">Concord University School
of Law</a><BR>

<a href="">Fielding Institute</a><BR>

<a href="">Indiana University - Distance

<a href="">ISIM University</a><BR>

<a href="">Jones International

<a href="">New School for Social
Research/Distance Learning</a><BR>

<a href="">Norwich University</a><br>

<a href="">Nova Southeastern University</a><BR>

<a href="">Regent University</a><BR>

<a href="">Space Studies Home

<a href="">Thomas Edison College (TESC)</a><BR>

<a href="">Touro University

<a href="">Union Institute</a><br>

<a href="">University of Colorado Online</a><BR>

<a href="">University of Idaho Engineering
Outreach Program</a><BR>

<a href="">University of New Mexico</a><BR>

<a href="">University of Phoenix</a><BR>

<a href="">Univ. Wisconsin-
Whitewater, Online MBA</a><BR>

<a href="">Utah/USHE Technology/DE

<a href="">Walden University</a><BR>

<a href="">Western Governors University</a><BR>

<a href="">William Howard Taft University</a><BR>

(11.6) Universities - USA State Licensed (Without Recognized Accreditation)

<a href="">American Coastline University,

<a href="">California Coast University</a><BR>

<a href="">California Pacific University</a><BR>

<a href="">Century University, New

<a href="">Chadwick University,

<a href="">Columbia Southern University,

<a href="">Fairfax University, Louisiana</a><BR>

<a href="">Greenleaf University, Missouri</a><BR>

<a href="">Kennedy Western University, Wyoming</a><BR>

<a href="">Miami Christian University, Florida</a><BR>

<a href="">Newport University, California</a><BR>

<a href="">Preston University, Wyoming</a><BR>

<a href="">Southern California University for
Professional Studies</a><BR>

<a href="">Summit University,

<a href="">Trinity College and Theological
Seminary, Florida</a><BR>

(11.7) Certifications and Vocational DL Education

<a href="">College of Security Technology and

<a href="">Computer Technology Industry

<a href="">Marek Webb Communications

<a href="">Measure Up Certification

<a href="">New York Institute of Photography</a><br>

<a href=" ">Sylvan Prometric Online

<a href="">Tekmetrics</a><BR>

<a href="">Transcender Certification

<a href="">VUE Online Testing</a><BR>

(11.8) Non-USA/Overseas Universities with DE/DL***

<a href=">Athabasca University (Canada)</a><BR>
<a href="">Berne University (St. Kitts/Nevis)</a><BR>

<a href="">De Montford University (UK)</a><BR>

<a href="">Greenwich University (Australia)</a><BR>

<a href="">Heriot Watt University (UK)</a><BR>

<a href="">Leicester University (UK)</a><BR>

<a href="">Open University (UK)</a><BR>

<a href="">Sheffield University (UK)</a>

<a href="">Southern Cross University Home

<a href="">Teleuniversite de l'Universite du

<a href="">Trinity
College Theological School Online (Australia)</a>

<a href="">University of Dundee (UK)</a><BR>

<a href="">UNISA (South Africa)</a><BR>

(11.9) Educational Reference Sources

<a href="">British Council</a><BR>

<a href="">California Bureau of Private Post-
Secondary and Vocational Education (USA)</a><BR>

<a href="">Council for Higher Education Accreditation

<a href="">Distance Education and Training Council

<a href="">New Mexico Commission on Higher Education

<a href="">Open and Distance Learning Quality
Council (UK)</a><BR>

<a href="">Quality Assurance Agency for Higher
Education (UK)</a><BR>

<a href="">Wyoming State
Higher Education License (USA)</a><BR>

<a href="">US Department of Education</a><BR>

(11.10) DL/DE Compendia

<a href="">Academic Planning

<a href="">Campus Index (World

<a href="">Distance Educator</a><BR>

<a href="">Distance Learning</a><BR>

<a href="">Distance
Learning Directory</a><BR>

<a href="">Distance Learning Funding

<a href="">Distance Learning

<a href="">ED-X Distance Learning Channel</a><BR>

<a href="">InfoYouth (UK)</a><BR>

<a href="">
Jonathan Liu's DL Web Site</a><BR>

<a href="">National Association for Managers of
Student Services in Colleges (UK)</a><BR>

(11.11) DL/Educational Reference Resources

<a href="">Adult Distance Ed
Internet Surf Shack</a><BR>

<a href="">AED
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions</a><BR>

<a href="">AED FAQ DL Booklist</a><BR>

<a href="">American

<a href="">AED

<a href="">Association for Support of Graduate

<a href="">BBC

<a href="">CAL Campus Home Page</a><BR>

<a href="">CARL</a><BR>

<a href="">CASO: Cape Software</a><BR>

<a href="">College News</a><BR>

<a href="">Distance Learning on the
Net by Glenn Hoyle</a><BR>

<a href="">EASI: Access to Information for Persons
With Disabilities</a><BR>

<a href="">ERIC Pages</a><BR>

<a href="">Global Electronic Library

<a href="">Global Network Navigator
Home Page</a><BR>


<a href="">Integral Link Home Page</a><BR>

<a href="gopher://">IUC

<a href="">Library of Congress World Wide Web</a><BR>

<a href="">NUDC Home Page</a><BR>

<a href="">One Touch Systems, Inc.</a><BR>

<a href="">Peterson's Education Center</a><BR>

<a href=""></a><BR>

<a href="">USDLA Home Page</a><BR>

<a href="">The Globewide
  Network Academy</a><BR>

<a href="">Welcome - My Virtual Reference

<a href="">UMI - Bell & Howell Learning</a><BR>

<a href="">WWW Virtual Library:

12. Acknowledgments, Thanks and Legalities

** Acknowledgments and Thanks:
People who offered ideas, information, resource leads, encouragement or
constructive criticism in the writing of this FAQ include, in alphabetical
Dr. Sreerama Raju Alluri, Brett Armstrong, Gerard Ashton, L. Anne Babb,
Ph.D., Linda Barnhart, Steven R. Barnhart, Ph.D., John B. Bear, Ph.D.,
Betsy Currier Beacom, Ken Brownson, Ph.D., Carlo Bucci, Adilson Cabral,
Shara Campbell, Raymond Chasse, Ph.D., Susan Christopher, Kerry Conole,
Nora Cooper, Kay Crowley, Michael J. Dargan, Roe Darnell, Phil Derksen,
Angie Dixon, Steven Dowd, Ed.D., Matthew Duda, Robert Duniway, Ph.D., Jill
Ellsworth, Ph.D., J.B. Evans, Roz Finnegan, Suzanne Foster, Harwood R. Fox,
Peter J. French, PhD, Graham Goldman, Harvey Greenberg, William Greene, Ian
Greig, Brett Hanson, R.W. Hannu, Flick Harris, Gray Harriman, Richard M.
Hartman, Bruce Hempel, Lia Hutton, Kristin Evenson Hirst, David H. Hunter,
Malcolm Hutchinson, Ed Isenberg, Leonardo Jackson, Quinn Tyler Jackson, Roy
Johnson, Ted Johnson, Jim Klieforth, David S. Kovaka, Arlene Krebs, Ph.D.,
Louis Lanzillotti, Dominique Lebot, Al Lepine,
C. Leibovitz, Jim LeMay, Meri McPherson-Cox, Larry McQueary, Allen
Majorovic, Karel Marek, Cesar Marques, Dr. David Morley, Jon Mowery, Yan
Naroditsky, Bill Newell,  Stacey Osibov, William Overington, Peter Parfitt,
Roland E. Pittman, D. Rickerd, Tom Riendeau, Sheryl Lynn Robert, Gail
Sands, Ph.D., Lawrence M. Sanger, Alan Schroeder, Howard Sherr, Alden
Sison, Nancy Slator, Vicky Squires, Waylon G. Steep, Brian C. Stevens,
Ph.D.,  Denny Treat, David Wade, Chuck Waite, MSc, Darby Walker, John
Wetsch, Ph.D., Alex Wiggins, Andrew Wilson, Carrie Wingate, Ph.D., Don
Wurth, and Yoonjin Yoon.

** Legalities:

FAQ Maintainers: Neil Hynd, Al Lepine Editor/Originator: Dr. Rita Laws,

This FAQ may be re-produced for non-profit uses, and as long as it is
copied in its entirety and without modification. It may be duplicated at
other education-related newsgroups. For any other use, including
commercial, or the use of excerpts, permission must first be obtained in
writing from the author, Rita Laws, Ph.D., at email:

Copyright (c) 1999, 2000 by Rita Laws.

The details of URL links, classifications and related matter are presented
for information only, and the authors cannot be held responsible for errors
of omission or commission.

** Guest Contributor on On-Line Education (Chapter 9) Terrence R. Redding

- Terrence R. Redding is the President/CEO of OnLine Training, Inc.,
specializing in adult basic education and continuing professional education
courses delivered via the Internet.
- A retired US Army officer and past W. K. Kellogg Fellow, Terry has
conducted both quantitative and qualitative research concerning the
development of Self-Directed Learning Readiness. He has written numerous
articles on self-directed learning, adult motivation theory, organizational
development, training development and distance education.
- Most recently he was mission commander for Global Learn Day III,
sponsored by the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Global Education.  Terry
specializes in cost effective delivery of highly effective distance
education over the Internet.
- He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education (1978), Master Degree
in the Psychology of Education (1987), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Adult
and Higher Education (1998).

** FAQ Maintainers: Brief details are given here of the FAQ maintainers,
with information in chronological order of involvement. Details of awarding
institutions are not included to avoid any suggestion of implied

* Rita Laws - AED FAQ Originator *
- Location: Oklahoma, USA.
- Occupation: Free-lance writer.
- Involvement with AED: since 1993
- Qualifications: Creator of DL Booklist, AED DL FAQ Initial Author, Former
DL Student, Author or Co-author of three journal articles about DL in
Journal of Computing in Higher Education, Computers in the Social Studies:
CSS Journal Online, and the Journal of the American Society of Radiologic
Technologists, and Currently developing a DL Adoption Preparation Course
for people adopting children with special needs.
- Education:-
-- 1976, B.A. Secondary Education with teaching specialties in Psychology
and History (traditional accredited US university);
-- post Bachelor's study at two other local residential accredited
-- 1995, concurrent M.S. and Ph.D. Psychology from DL program state-
approved US university, dissertation subsequently published by UMI 1995
-- Dissertation: Special needs adoption support and periodicals: A study of
parent-written and adoption professional-written articles,  Research
Abstracts, Volume 20, Number 5, 1995, available from UMI, Ann Arbor, MI
800-343-5299, Research Abstracts International, Vol. 20, 05, LD-03161, and
as part of an adoption research compilation book called "Clinical and
Practice Issues in Adoption: Bridging the Gap Between Adoptees Placed as
Infants and as Older Children", edited by Groza and Rosenberg, published
1998 by Praeger, Westport, CT., Chapter 5: "The History, Elements, and
Ongoing Need for Adoption Support" by R. Laws, Ph.D. (pp.81-103).

* Neil Hynd - Joint AED FAQ Maintainer (since 1996) *
- British. Chartered Engineer (Electrical Engineering - Manufacturing
Division) and Chartered Engineer (Information Systems). Certified Further
Education Teacher (Registered with British Govt. Department of Education).
- Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In Middle East since 1991.
- UK: Bachelor of Science (1969) Metallurgical Engineering and Management
Science; Diploma in Industrial Studies. 4-year thin sandwich course.
- UK: Master of Engineering (1970) Control Systems. Traditional Full Time,
by examination and dissertation.
- UK: Certificate in Education (1981) by In-Service study while a full-time
UK Further Education College Lecturer (1979 to 1984).
- UK: Professional Engineering Institution Regional Chairman and Board
Member 1981 to 1991.
- UK: FE College Governor 1988-91.
- USA: PhD Computer Science (1997) by non-resident DL while located in
Middle East 1992 to 1997. American state-licensed non-regionally accredited
- Occupation: Information Systems and Education/Training Specialist.
Complete IT application and vocational training course design and delivery.
Development of Intranet-based education and training resources.
- Arabian Gulf Hub Volunteer Coordinator Global LEARN Day 1997, 1998, 1999.
Webmaster 1999.

* Al Lepine - Joint AED FAQ Maintainer (from V8.0 1999) *
- Retired US Army Sergeant, 1991.
- Location: Maine, USA.
- BS, Business administration, 1994 (traditional)
- MBA, 1996 (traditional)
- Master in Business Education, 1997 (traditional)
- Graduate certificate Human Resource Management, 1999 (traditional)
- Accepted in Ph.D. program Business Administration,  "Why Distance
Education will soon become the norm instead of an alternative form of
education". US state-approved not regionally accredited university.
- Adjunct teacher Business Administration Distance Learning Program 1998 -
- Maintainer of several Distance Learning and Higher Education web sites
1994 (Over 120,000 visits)
- Industrial education consultant, 1994 - 1999,
- Conference Manager Global Learn Day 1, 1997 (world-wide live internet
- Published Syllabus Magazine June 98 and Computer Perspectives Spring 98.

                                -- End of Document --

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