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Distance Education

Oct 01, 2004 Volume 25, Number 2

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Staff Development Needs and Provision in Commonwealth Countries: Findings from a Commonwealth of Learning Training Impact Study

    Fred Lockwood & Colin Latchem

    The mission of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) to provide staff development in open and distance education within the Commonwealth countries is noted. The paper then draws upon selected findings... More

    pp. 159-173

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  2. A Methodological Morass? How We Can Improve Quantitative Research in Distance Education

    Robert M. Bernard, Philip C. Abrami, Yiping Lou & Evgueni Borokhovski

    This article is about the quantitative research practices and methodologies that are used in distance education (DE). It begins with an analysis and assessment of a segment of the DE research... More

    pp. 175-198

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  3. Charting Trends for E-Learning in Asian Schools

    John Hedberg & Lim Cher Ping

    E-Learning is the confluence of many technology-based learning opportunities. It employs technologies as part of the delivery systems, as tools to assist with the representation of ideas, and most ... More

    pp. 199-213

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  4. Perceptions of Mediated Presence in an Asynchronous Online Course: Interplay of Communication Behaviors and Medium

    Tracy Callaway Russo & Scott W. Campbell

    This investigation of student perceptions of mediated presence in an online college class yielded two key findings. First, perceptions of the instructor's mediated presence were significantly... More

    pp. 215-232

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  5. The Impact of Uncertainty and Irreversibility on Investments in Online Learning

    Paul Oslington

    Uncertainty and irreversibility are central to online learning projects, but have been neglected in the existing educational cost-benefit analysis literature. This paper builds some simple... More

    pp. 233-242

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  6. Designing Online Courses: A Taxonomy to Guide Strategic Use of Features Available in Course Management Systems (CMS) in Distance Education

    Tiffany A. Koszalka & Radha Ganesan

    Course developers can be distracted from applying sound instructional design principles by the amount of flexibility offered through online course development resources (Kidney & Puckett, ... More

    pp. 243-256

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