Ph.D. Distance Education
The Distance Education cognate is designed for K-12, higher education and corporate educators involved in distance and online education. It builds upon the principles of curriculum, instruction, assessment and evaluation provided in the core courses by applying these principles to a distance education setting with emphasis on program development and management of online learning. This cognate considers research and effective practices along a continuum of distance education delivery models and learning technologies to prepare a student for leadership in the field. The research done by students is usually applied research, that is, searching for solutions to distance education problems or seeking ways to deliver new research-based educational concepts or services to individuals, organizations, families or groups at a distance. Read dissertation abstracts of students in the Distance Education cognate.