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The scholarship of management teaching and learning has established itself as a field in its own right, and this benchmark Handbook is the first to provide an account of the discipline. Original chapters from leading international academics identify the key issues and map out where the discipline is going. Each chapter provides a comprehensive and critical overview of the given topic area, highlights current debate, and reviews the emerging research agenda.

Distance Learning and Web-Based Instruction in Management Education
Distance learning and web-based instruction in management education
Abstract

This chapter examines the variables found to be most influential in predicting success in online management education and assesses the current state of this body of research. The first part of the chapter reviews research findings on technological characteristics, course participants and their behaviors, and course design and structure to identify the characteristics most influential for positive course outcomes in the context of management education. Perhaps due to the focus of the management education literature on instructional practice over course design issues, most of the literature has found that participant behaviors generally are the strongest predictors of course outcomes. The chapter's concluding section identifies areas where future research emphasis is ...

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