Lehman, R. M., & Conceição, S. C. O. (2014). Motivating and Retaining Online Students: Research-Based Strategies That Work. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Conceição, S. C., & Lehman, R. M. (2011). Managing Online Instructor Workload: Strategies for Finding Balance and Success. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Lehman, R. M., & Conceição, S. C. (2010). Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching: How to ‘Be There’ for Distance Learners. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Lehman, R. & Berg, R. 2007). 147 Practical Tips for Synchronous and Blended Teaching and Learning. Madison, WI. Atwood Publishing.

     These tips can help you learn and easily recall what is important to know and use when you teach and learn with

     synchronous and blended technologies. The tips are embedded in a framework of Pre-planning, Planning,

     Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating. They have been created and honed through years of research,  

     professional development in educational, governmental,non-profit, and business settings.

     All those we have worked with over the years, are considered our "tips" partners. They have been an integral part

     of the writing process.

Lehman, R. (2002) The Essential Videoconferencing Guide: 7 Keys to Success. Madison, WI: Instructional Communications Systems.

     Videoconferencing is a flexible and expandable technology that allows the instructors and participants to interface      with a variety of media, greatly enhancing  the potential of the medium. It dissolves time and space and brings 

     participants into a two-way interactive learning environment, a "virtual room." 

     Videoconferencing greatly reduces time and travel costs, and provides numerous efficiencies in a time of increased

      learning demands and deep budget cuts.

Lehman, R. (2002) Using Distance Education Technologies: Effective Practices. Madison, WI: Instructional Communications Systems. 

     We often don't hear enough from those who actually practice distances education. This book is an exception. It is a 

     unique collection of first person accounts  - especially designed to help you what learn makes distance education

     programs successful.

     We hope you find this book helpful on your distance education journey, whether you're just starting to explore 

     your options or whether you're a veteran with your own collection of stories to tell.

Other Publications

Book Chapters


  • Conceição, S. C. O. & Lehman, R. M. (2013). Criando um Sentido de Presença na Educação Online. in L. E. L.E. Valle, M. J. V., M. Mattos, & J., W., Costa (eds.), Educação digital: A technologia a favor da inclusão. (pp.91-121). 

  • Lehman, R. & Conceição, S. (2007). American sign language learning objects for Instruction: A higher education perspective. Learning Objects for Instruction Design and Evaluation, pp. 95-102. Pamela Northrup, editor, Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.

  • Lehman, R. (2006). Learning object repositories, pp. 57-66. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education: Teaching Strategies in the Online Environment. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers. 

  • Lehman, R. & Conceição, S. (2002). Developing, archiving, and disseminating learning objects: The process. In R. M. Lehman, B. E. Dewey, & R. A. Berg, Using Distance Education Technology: Effective Practices, pp. 63-66. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Extension, Instructional Communications Systems.

  • Lehman, R. (1999). Distance education principles and best practices. In K. Mantyla, Interactive Distance Learning Exercises that Really Work! pp. 43-60. Alexandria, VA: American Society for Training.

  • Lehman, R. & Dewey, B. (1999). Fall, Instructional Communications Systems at the University of Wisconsin-Extension,” College and University Media Review FOCUS, Bloomington, IN:INARI.



  • Conceição, S. C. O. & Lehman, R. M. (2013). Criando um Sentido de Presença na Educação Online. in L. E. L.E. Valle, M. J. V., M. Mattos, & J., W., Costa (eds.), Educação digital: A technologia a favor da inclusão. (pp.91-121).

  • Lehman, R. (2006). The role of emotion in creating instructor and learner presence in the distance education experience. Online Journal of Cognitive Affective Learning (JCAL), pp. 12-26. 

  • Conceição, S. & Lehman, R. (2002). Creating learning objects to enhance the educational experiences of  American Sign Language learners: An instructional development report. 28 (3) 91-103. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology. University of British Columbia, Canada. 

  • Lehman, R. (2001). General Principles and Good Practices for Distance Education. Teaching WithTechnology Today, Volume 7, Number 6. Available at: lehman.htm