The Encyclopedia of Female Pioneers of Online Learning is the first volume to explore the lives and scholarship of women who have prominently advanced online learning. From its humble origins as distance education courses conducted via postal correspondence to today’s advances in the design and delivery of dynamic, technology-enhanced instruction, the ever-evolving field of online learning continues to be informed by the seminal research and institutional leadership of women. This landmark book details 30 preeminent female academics, including some of the first to create online courses, design learning management systems, research innovative topics such as discourse analysis or open resources, and speak explicitly about gender parity in the field. Offering comprehensive career profiles, original interviews, and research analyses, these chapters are illuminating on their own right while amounting to an essential combination of reference material and primary source.

part 1One|390 pages

entry 1|5 pages

Initial Thoughts

entry 2|10 pages

Belawati, Tian

entry 3|11 pages

Beukes-Amiss, Catherine Margaret (Maggy)

entry 4|11 pages

Brindley, Jane Elizabeth

entry 5|14 pages

Burge, Elizabeth June (Liz)

entry 6|9 pages

Chen, Li

entry 7|7 pages

Fainholc, Beatriz

entry 8|17 pages

Farley, Helen Sara

entry 9|12 pages

Gibson, Chere Campbell

entry 10|12 pages

Glennie, Jennifer (Jenny)

entry 11|13 pages

Gregory, Sue

entry 12|13 pages

Gunawardena, Chandra

entry 13|19 pages

Gunawardena, Charlotte Nirmalani (Lani)

entry 14|14 pages

Henri, France

entry 15|24 pages

Herring, Susan

entry 16|15 pages

Hiltz, Starr Roxanne

entry 17|16 pages

Jung, Insung

entry 18|9 pages

Kanwar, Asha

entry 19|18 pages

Keough, Erin M.

entry 20|11 pages

Koroivulaono, Theresa

entry 21|10 pages

Kurtz, Gila

entry 22|9 pages

Lamy, Thérèse

entry 23|12 pages

Meeks Gardner, Julia (Julie)

entry 24|13 pages

Moran, Louise

entry 25|14 pages

Murray, Denise

entry 26|11 pages

Roberts, Judy

entry 27|10 pages

Seelig, Caroline

entry 28|17 pages

Simmons-McDonald, Hazel

entry 29|11 pages

Spronk, Barbara

entry 30|13 pages

von Prümmer, Christine

entry 31|8 pages

Young, Arlene M. C.

part 391Two|60 pages

chapter 32|48 pages

Analysis of Interviews

chapter 33|10 pages

Final Thoughts