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Computers in the Schools

Nov 21, 2003 Volume 20, Number 3

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Development of the Digital High School Project: A School-University Partnership

    Wilhelmina Savenye, Herb Dwyer, Mary Niemczyk, Zane Olina, Alexander Kim, Adamos Nicolaou & Howard Kopp

    A school district in the southwestern United States has over the past several years built its infrastructure to support high-quality technology integration by its teachers. The district partnered... More

    pp. 3-14

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  2. The Design, Development, and Implementation of LUDA Virtual High School

    Charalambos Vrasidas

    The purpose of this paper is to present the Large Unit District Association virtual high school (LUDA-VHS) project and discuss its design, development, and implementation. A model developed at the ... More

    pp. 15-25

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  3. Distance Education in the Rural K-12 Environment

    J Wanless Southwick

    A small rural school in Idaho tried various forms of distance education to broaden the range of subjects offered to students. It gave up on satellite-based coursework because of high cost and... More

    pp. 27-32

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  4. Quality Connection: Going the Distance

    Timothy R. Jenney & Eva K. Roupas

    In 1999, Virginia Beach City Public Schools launched a completely new distance learning (DL) initiative, Quality Connection. Since that time, through perseverance and creative thinking, the program... More

    pp. 33-40

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  5. Faculty Development: Using Distance Education Effectively in the Classroom

    Marina Stock McIsaac & Elizabeth Harris Craft

    This article outlines best practices for teachers who are faced with the often daunting task of teaching online using the World Wide Web. In many cases, these instructors are asked to design,... More

    pp. 41-49

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  6. Building Active Online Interaction via a Collaborative Learning Community

    Chih-Hsiung Tu & Michael Corry

    Online interaction creates a desirable learning situation. Transferring traditional instruction to an online environment usually does not generate effective interaction for learning. This paper... More

    pp. 51-59

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  7. The Roles, Functions and Skills of Moderators of Online Educational Computer Conferences for Distance Education

    David Winograd

    The success or failure of an asynchronous computer conference as part of a distance education course is largely dependent upon the abilities of the moderator of the conference. This paper discusses... More

    pp. 61-72

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  8. Get a Life: Six Tactics for Optimizing Time Spent Online

    Atsusi Hirumi

    A frequent concern raised by distance educators is that e-learning takes more time to facilitate than traditional classroom instruction. The simple fact that it takes more time to read and write... More

    pp. 73-101

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  9. Determining if Distance Education Is the Right Choice: Applied Strategic Thinking in Education

    Ryan Watkins

    Making decisions about which technologies, if any, are appropriate for your classroom or educational institution has never been easy. These difficult decisions are, however, increasing in their... More

    pp. 103-120

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  10. Fads, Distance Education, and the Importance of Theory

    Cleborne D. Maddux

    Fads are common in every area of education. The problem with fads is that even promising developments are quickly abandoned to make room for the next innovation. Educational innovations become fads... More

    pp. 121-127

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