Are you prepared to teach at a distance or manage distance education systems? The fourth edition ofTeaching and Learning at a Distance: Foundations of Distance Educationprovides you with the basics you need to become a knowledgeable distance educator including: theory and research that inform distance learning (Part I), practical skills and knowledge needed to function immediately in a distance learning environment (Part II), and managerial and administrative issues that arise in the distance learning environment (Part III). Teaching and Learning at a Distanceis unique in its broad coverage of the various technologies that can be used for the delivery of distance education from correspondence study to online, internet-based learning. Current users of this text will recognize the organization of the table of contents has not changed but will be pleased to see the information reflects current thought and accepted practices in distance education including an increased emphasis on internet-based distance education. Features For Your Success: NEW! Increased coverage of Course Management Systems. NEW! Assessment for Distance Education (Ch.10) has been thoroughly revised. NEW! Copyright and Distance Education (Ch. 11) reflects major updates in the interpretation of copyright case law providing a more comprehensive and applied perspective. NEW! Each chapter of the text reflects that current thought and accepted practices in distance education. NEW! Discussion Questions have been added to five chapters encouraging class disucssion on chapter-related key concepts and issues. Goals and Objectives -provide you with an organizational plan and structure chapter information. Numerous visuals have been added to clarify concepts and explain procedures. Self-Test QuestionsandAnswers to Self-Test Questionssections at end of key chapters help the reader review the core ideas and issues of the chapter. ReferencesandAdditional Readingsare included at the end of select chapters for further exploration of chapter concepts.Simonson, Michael is the author of 'Teaching and Learning at a Distance', published 2008 under ISBN 9780135137765 and ISBN 0135137764.