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Examining the revolutionary rise of online learning: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education

November 29, 2016

While some consider online learning to be the future of education, others question the value of classroom instruction that occurs outside of the traditional classroom setting. How is the growing trend of online learning affecting educational systems globally, and what does it mean for administrators, faculty, and students? Launching today as a three-volume set, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education addresses an array of issues related to online learning with a central focus on the effective education of students.

“The rise of online education is such a massive change to the educational landscape that an encyclope­dic look at the history, technology, pedagogy, learning models, programs, and administrative aspects of online education seemed not only warranted but also necessary,” writes editor Steven L. Danver. “In many ways, this is one of the first comprehensive treatments on the evolving world of online education.”

Interdisciplinary in scope, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education includes more than 350 entries on key topics such as:

  • Technology used in the online classroom
  • Institutions that have contributed to the growth of online education
  • Pedagogical strategies of online education
  • Effectiveness and assessment
  • Different types of online education and best practices

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education includes a Reader’s Guide that groups entries by category to help readers find specific information. The text also includes appendices that include demographic data on distance education, academic leaders’ opinions on this type of learning, a list of online education books and journals, and a review of distance education policy standards. More information about the text is available on its website. A FREE online trial of SAGE Knowledge, including The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online is available by emailing

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education

October 2016                                1,408 pages

ISBN:  978-1-4833-1835-6            Print Price: $495.00

eISBN: 978-1-4833-1833-2

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Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 1,000 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne. 


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