In an effort to continue providing leadership in the field of Christian distance education, this section will be updated regularly with information related to best practices, research, publications, and other pertinent material. One of the ways ACCESS provides leadership is through current research and scholarship so that you can stay abreast of trends, studies, and contributions to this field.


Presentations 2017 – See Presentations

Research and Webinars

SARA Webinar (Recorded 5/27/2015) Click on the link for the recording. You can also access the documents in the “files” box to download the slide deck or scroll through the chat box to read the messages there.    

Grade Change 2013 Report (Babson Group)
Grade Change Infographic

Pew Research Center:
The Digital Revolution and Higher Education Report
The Future of Higher Education

Babson Survey Research Group

EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS) Survey

Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States Report

The Horizon Report 2013, 2014

Conflicted: Faculty and Online Education, 2012 Report

No Significant Difference Reports

What boards (trustees) should know 


Best Practices of Online Education: A Guide for Christian Higher Education (orderhere) 


Campus Technology Magazine
The Journal of Distance Education
Educause Review
The Int’l Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
The Journal of Applied Instructional Design
The Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration
 Journal of Interactive Online Learning

Quarterly Review of Distance Education
American Journal of Distance Education
Tech Trends
The Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks
Distance Education Report

Professional Groups

Online Learning Consortium


Association for Educational Communications and Technology

The Association of Theological Schools -Technology in Theological Education Group 

Job opportunities

From time to time, we have requests for job postings. Information will be posted here. 

City Vision College

City Vision College is conducting a search for a new Academic Dean. The position is based in Kansas City. If you are interested or know someone who might be please visit our Dean Search Page at:

City Vision College is an online-only, Christian college with the goal providing radically affordable practical Christian education to help transform at-risk communities. The school provides Bachelor’s Degrees and Certificates in Addiction Studies, Nonprofit Management and Missions and a Master’s Degree in Technology and Ministry. It is a program of the Christian nonprofit, TechMission, and was originally founded in 1998 by the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions. It has been growing at an average of 15% per year since 2008 and had 129 students in 2014. We have 20+ adjunct faculty practitioners. The school’s values are in the evangelical social justice tradition although we serve students from all denominations.