Jamie Littlefield

Distance education expert Jamie Littlefield specializes in writing about alternative and open forms of education.

Jamie coaches potential online students and parents from her personal site www.jamielittlefield.com. She can also be reached on Twitter and LinkedIn.


As an online instructor and instructional designer, Jamie has considerable experience mentoring students in non-traditional settings. In 2004, she was awarded the Peter Lincoln Spencer Fellowship award for excellence and innovation in teaching. In 2012, she was awarded the Utah Valley University Faculty Senate Award of Excellence for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Jamie currently serves on the advisory board of the United States Distance Learning Association.

Jamie has taught distance education courses at both the high school and college level. She has contributed to multiple textbooks, and previously ran the Online Universities Weblog for the Creative Weblogging Network.


After attending Claremont Graduate University, a part of the Claremont Colleges Consortium, Jamie received a M.A. in Education. Prior to that, she was awarded a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University.

Jamie Littlefield

Navigating the world of online learning can be a challenge. Issues such as accreditation, financial aid, and diploma acceptance make it difficult for prospective students to get started.

About Distance Learning is designed to give students all the information they need to choose a legitimate online school and complete their studies with confidence. Having been an independent study student as well as an online teacher, I'm excited to share the information I've learned along the way. Please connect with me on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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