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Distance Education

2012 Volume 33, Number 1

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Evaluating the Quality of Interaction in Asynchronous Discussion Forums in Fully Online Courses

    Dip Nandi, Margaret Hamilton & James Harland

    Fully online courses are becoming progressively more popular because of their "anytime anywhere" learning flexibility. One of the ways students interact with each other and with the instructors... More

    pp. 5-30

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  2. Interrogating Students' Perceptions of Their Online Learning Experiences with Brookfield's Critical Incident Questionnaire

    Liam Phelan

    This article discusses whether the very act of accessing online students' experiences of teaching may itself foster students' sense of belonging to a learning community. The article reports and... More

    pp. 31-44

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  3. Field-Based Professional Development of Teachers Engaged in Distance Education: Experiences from the Arctic

    George Veletsianos, Aaron Doering & Jeni Henrickson

    We examine the experiences of five teachers who traveled with a team of educators, scientists, and explorers on circumpolar Arctic expeditions to deliver adventure learning (AL) programs to K-12... More

    pp. 45-59

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  4. Leveraging Learning Technologies for Collaborative Writing in an Online Pharmacotherapy Course

    Amy L. Pittenger & Becky Olson-Kellogg

    The purpose of this project was to evaluate the development and delivery of a hypertext case scenario document to be used as the capstone assessment tool for doctoral-level physical therapy... More

    pp. 61-80

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  5. Student Perceptions of Satisfaction and Anxiety in an Online Doctoral Program

    Doris U. Bolliger & Colleen Halupa

    Eighty-four students in an online health education doctoral program taking the first course in the program over one year (four quarters) were surveyed in regards to their computer, Internet, and... More

    pp. 81-98

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  6. Making the Most of Others: Autonomous Interdependence in Adult Beginner Distance Language Learners

    Concha Furnborough

    Autonomy in language learning does not simply equate with independence, as language learning is a social activity that requires interaction with others. This also applies just as much to distance... More

    pp. 99-116

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  7. Thesis and Antithesis

    Jon Baggaley

    Behind every educational concept an opposing notion is waiting for recognition. Despite their avowed objectives, however, academic debates do not always encourage the discussion of opposing views. ... More

    pp. 117-123

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