A distance education book worth examining closely

Beck, E., & Greive, D. (2005). Going the distance: A handbook for part-time & adjunct faculty who teach online. Ann Arbor, MI: Adjunct Advocate, Inc.

Those of you developing online classes may find this book extremely useful.  Despite its title it addresses online instructional issues that concern all faculty.  The authors devote chapters to course planning, different technologies, specific instructional strategies, assessment, etc.  They also offer many resources worth exploring. These resources include lists of relevant discussion forums, websites, journals, conferences, and awards.  I explored several of the free resources: the links were still active.

Going the distance delivers this content in a time-saving 96 pages. The above observations come from a reading of the first edition.  I would be curious to see the changes in the revised first edition (2008).