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Teachers College Record

August 2005 Volume 107, Number 8

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 11

  1. A Learner-Centered Framework for E-Learning

    Barbara L. Mccombs & Donna Vakili

    The age is here of distance learning and new forms of e-learning. The rate at which a variety of institutions are entering the distance learning arena is increasing rapidly. In spite of the... More

    pp. 1582-1600

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  2. Common Metaphors and Their Impact on Distance Education: What They Tell Us and What They Hide

    Katrina A. Meyer

    This article explores some of the common metaphors used to illuminate the Web and its application to distance education. Using the work of Lakoff and Johnson (1980) as a foundation for... More

    pp. 1601-1625

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  3. Virtual Schooling Service: Productive Pedagogies or Pedagogical Possibilities?

    Cushla Kapitzke & Donna Pendergast

    This article reports on an evaluation of a virtual schooling innovation in an Australian context. The Virtual Schooling Service Pilot uses online technologies to deliver senior school subjects in... More

    pp. 1626-1651

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  4. The Potential of Jigsaw Role Playing to Promote the Social Construction of Knowledge in an Online Graduate Education Course

    John Lebaron & Diane Miller

    Many online courses fail to promote the active construction of student knowledge or camaraderie among student peers. Accordingly, online course designers and instructors are challenged to promote... More

    pp. 1652-1674

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  5. Modeling Sociocultural Pedagogy in Distance Education

    Annela Teemant, Marvin E. Smith, Stefinee Pinnegar & M Winston Egan

    Increasing numbers of English as a second language (ESL) learners throughout the United States have created an urgent need for professional development for millions of teachers. Distance education ... More

    pp. 1675-1698

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  6. The Decentered Teacher and the Construction of Social Space in the Virtual Classroom

    Dorothea Anagnostopoulos, Kevin G. Basmadjian & Raven S. Mccrory

    The relative newness of online education to most teachers and students means that the virtual classroom is largely uncharted social space; teachers and students must deliberately consider how and... More

    pp. 1699-1729

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  7. Plants, Pathogens, and People: Extending the Classroom to the Web

    Bertram C. Bruce, Heather Dowd, Darin M. Eastburn & Cleora J. D'arcy

    Plants, Pathogens, and People is a Web site promoting agricultural awareness via multimedia lectures about plant diseases and online lab activities in which students investigate phenomena. The use ... More

    pp. 1730-1753

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  8. Online Education as Institutional Myth: Rituals and Realities at Community Colleges

    Rebecca D. Cox

    Relying on data from an in-depth study of 15 community colleges, this article explores online education through the lens of institutional theory. This theoretical perspective highlights the... More

    pp. 1754-1787

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  9. Psychological Type and Asynchronous Written Dialogue in Adult Learning

    Lin Lin, Patricia Cranton & Beatrice Bridglall

    This study explores how adults learn from asynchronous written dialogue through the lens of psychological type preferences. We asked participants to discover their dominant and auxiliary... More

    pp. 1788-1813

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  10. What Makes the Difference? A Practical Analysis of Research on the Effectiveness of Distance Education

    Yong Zhao, Jing Lei, Bo Yan, Chun Lai & Hueyshan Sophia Tan

    This article reports findings of a meta-analytical study of research on distance education. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that affect the effectiveness of distance education.... More

    pp. 1836-1884

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  11. Modest Changes, Revolutionary Possibilities: Distance Learning and the Future of Education

    Gary Natriello

    In this essay, I take stock of the developments shaping distance learning and consider the implications for educational researchers and for the future of education. I proceed in four stages. First,... More

    pp. 1885-1904

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