Distance Learning journal
…for Educators, Trainers, and Leaders
Sponsored by the
U.S. Distance Learning Association
Fischler School of Education, Nova Southeastern University
Information Age Publishing
Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
Revised in March 2011
Distance Learning is for leaders, practitioners, and decision makers in the fields of distance learning, e’learning, telecommunications, and related areas. It is a professional magazine with applicable information for those involved with providing instruction of all kinds of learners, of all ages, using telecommunications technologies of all types. Stories are written by practitioners for practitioners with the intent of providing usable information and ideas. Articles are accepted from authors with interesting and important information about the effective practice of distance teaching and learning. No page costs are charged authors, nor are stipends paid. Two copies of the issue with the author’s article will be provided. Reprints will also be available.
Michael R. Simonson, Editor
Instructional Technology and Distance Education
Nova Southeastern University
Fischler Graduate School of Education
1750 NE 167th Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
To ensure uniformity of the printed proceedings, authors should follow these guidelines when preparing manuscripts for submission. DO NOT EMBED INFORMATION. YOUR PAPER WILL BE RETURNED IF IT CONTAINS EMBEDDED COMMANDS OR UNUSUAL FORMATTING INFORMATION.
Word Processor Format
Manuscripts should be written in Microsoft Word for Windows.
The maximum length of the body of the paper should be about 3000 words.
Top and bottom margins: 1.0”
Left and right margins: 1.0”
Regular text: 12 point TNR, left justified
Paper title: 14 point TNR, centered
Author listing: 12 point TNR, centered
Section headings: 12 point TNR, centered
Section sub-heading: 12 point TNR, left justified
Do not type section headings or titles in all-caps, only capitalize the first letter in each word. All type should be single-spaced. Allow one line of space before and after each heading. Indent, 0.5”, the first sentence of each paragraph.
Figures and Tables
Figures and tables should fit width 6 ½ “ and be incorporated into the document.
Do not include or refer to any page numbers in your manuscript.
We encourage you to use visuals – pictures, graphics, charts – to help explain your article. Graphics images ( high quality .jpg) should be included at the end of your paper.