A guide for effective development & delivery of distance education programs. Focuses on principles of distance education, clarifications of who distance education learners are, and examples of learner-focused distance education programs. An essential reference for those about to create distance education programs, those currently conducting distance education programs, and learners who are considering the challenge of learning at a distance.a?This is a must-read for all educators and learners who are committed to enhancing and succeeding in teaching and learning at a distance. From theoretical grounding in adult learning to very unique, practical tools and suggestions that translate theory into successful practice, this book brings forth essential new insights to the distance education arena. We come away challenged to further enhance our own efforts in formal and nonformal distance education.a? (Joan Cybela, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Extension)Levine, S. Joseph is the author of 'Making Distance Education Work Understanding Learning And Learners at a Distance' with ISBN 9781411653559 and ISBN 1411653556.