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Online Education Experts Release Groundbreaking Book on Distance Learning

MindStir Media has published The Golden Climate in Distance Learning: The Secrets of Immediate Connection, Engagement, Enjoyment, and Performance by Dr. Marina Kostina and Dr. William LaGanza.
HAMPTON, NH, June 05, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Marina Kostina and Dr. William LaGanza, online education experts, have released their first book together, The Golden Climate in Distance Learning, which promises to be unlike any previous books on distance learning. Early reviews have been positive, noting that the book is well researched, engaging, and ideal for serious online instructors and trainers.
The Golden Climate in Distance Learning addresses an essential dimension for distance learning teachers and trainers: How to BE with your students and trainees so as to increase their connectivity, engagement, enjoyment, performance, and autonomy. The book, available as a 6x9" paperback, revises the teacher's role and pedagogical approach to include an awareness of how the teacher can relate to her students and trainees on the intellectual and emotional level in order to optimize outcomes. The book also includes exclusive interviews with Dr. Saba, Dr. Lehman, Dr. Germain-Rutherford, A. Pryanikova, MA, JD, and James Breeze.
The Golden Climate in Distance Learning is available in paperback format via major online retailers such as, and other fine retailers. Recently, the paperback appeared as's #1 best seller in the Distance Learning Education category. The ebook version will be released on June 10, 2012.
Format: 6x9" paperback
ISBN: 978-0-9836771-7-8
Pages: 262
SRP: $19.99
About the authors:
Dr. William LaGanza is an Honorary Associate and teaching academic in the School of Education at Macquarie University, where he graduated with a Ph.D. in 2004 in the area of learner autonomy. He publishes regularly in the areas of learner autonomy and distance learning, and works with corporations to improve their online-learning outcomes. He is CEO of ProactivKnowledge, which provides the highest quality leadership and management development applications and online facilitation
Dr. Marina V. Kostina graduated with a Ph.D. in Teaching & Learning/Distance Learning from the University of Iowa. She has presented her research at national and international conferences, and has held numerous leadership positions in the field of distance learning, helping to build distance learning programs in over 40 countries. Marina is dedicated to helping teachers, trainers, and small business owners convey their knowledge through effective online courses that transcend the distance. Dr. Kostina is also the Founder and CEO of Wired@Heart:
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About MindStir Media:
Self-publishing company MindStir Media helps authors self-publish, distribute, and market paperbacks, e-books, and downloadable unabridged audiobooks. Authors retain all rights and receive royalties up to 100%. MindStir's official website is
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