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Internet and Higher Education

March 2012 Volume 15, Number 2

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Linking online course design and implementation to learning outcomes: A design experiment

    Karen Swan, Daniel Matthews, Leonard Bogle, Emily Boles & Scott Day

    This paper reports on preliminary findings from ongoing design-based research being conducted in the fully online Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MTL) program at a small, Midwest public... More

    pp. 81-88

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  2. Learning presence: Additional research on a new conceptual element within the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework

    Peter Shea, Suzanne Hayes, Sedef Uzuner Smith, Jason Vickers, Temi Bidjerano, Alexandra Pickett, Mary Gozza-Cohen, Jane Wilde & Shoubang Jian

    This paper presents an empirical study grounded in the Community of Inquiry framework (Garrison, Anderson Archer, 2000) and employs quantitative content analysis of student discourse and other... More

    pp. 89-95

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  3. Project DAVES: An exploratory study of social presence, e-mentoring, and vocational counseling support in community college courses

    Lynne Schrum, Mary C. English & Lyndsie M. Galizio

    A FIPSE-funded project was designed to provide support and training to community college faculty electronically, and to develop a model to offer innovative, interactive strategies to support their ... More

    pp. 96-101

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  4. Beyond the early adopters of online instruction: Motivating the reluctant majority

    Emily Hixon, Janet Buckenmeyer, Casimir Barczyk, Lori Feldman & Heather Zamojski

    Now that most of the innovators and early adopters of online instruction are comfortably teaching online, many institutions are facing challenges as they prepare the next wave of online instructors... More

    pp. 102-107

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  5. Microanalytic case studies of individual participation patterns in an asynchronous online discussion in an undergraduate blended course

    Alyssa Friend Wise, Nishan Perera, Ying-Ting Hsiao, Jennifer Speer & Farshid Marbouti

    This study presents three case studies of students' participation patterns in an online discussion to address the gap in our current understanding of how More

    pp. 108-117

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  6. Cutting the distance in distance education: Perspectives on what promotes positive, online learning experiences

    E.C. Boling, M. Hough, H. Krinsky, H. Saleem & M. Stevens

    This qualitative research study was designed to inform the development and implementation of effective online learning environments by exploring, from both teacher and student perspectives, what... More

    pp. 118-126

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  7. Examining the extent and nature of online learning in American K-12 Education: The research initiatives of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

    Anthony G. Picciano, Jeff Seaman, Peter Shea & Karen Swan

    In 1992, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation began its More

    pp. 127-135

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