Online Instructions for Distance Education Delivery: Preparing Special Educators in and for Rural Areas is a unique publication in that it combines knowledge, strategies, and program descriptions that integrate online distance education delivery with special education personnel preparation content. The material appeals to two audiences: distance educators and special educators. The primary authors share their expertise regarding online distance education in general. In addition, multiple authors describe successful strategies for developing and implementing online education in university-based special education, teacher preparation programs.
This monograph makes a significant impact in the field of online education by providing practical information about the program implementation and delivery. This information will be invaluable for educators seeking to implement online education programs. Additionally, university and state level special educators will find the information helpful as they seek to design, develop, and implement online personnel preparation programs.
Dr. Barbara L. Ludlow, Professor and Program Coordinator of Special Education Programs at West Virginia University; Editor of the Rural Special Education Quarterly, a professional journal dedicated to the dissemination of scholarly information regarding rural special education issues; and author of numerous publications related to special education and distance education.