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Quarterly Review of Distance Education

2008 Volume 9, Number 3

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. Qualitative Investigation of Doctoral Students' Learning Experiences in Online Research Methods Courses

    Jae Hoon Lim, Sharon A. Dannels & Ryan Watkins

    Although distance education courses have become commonplace in most colleges and universities, the introduction of online research methods courses in the preparation of doctoral students has been... More

    pp. 223-236

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  2. The Effects of E-Mail Messages in a Distance Learning University on Perceived Academic and Social Support, Academic Satisfaction, and Coping

    Tali Heiman

    The study examines the effects of e-mail messages on students' perceived social support, academic satisfaction, academic outcomes, and on students' coping modes. E-mails with a social or academic... More

    pp. 237-248

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  3. Adventure Learning: Educational, Social, and Technological Affordances for Collaborative Hybrid Distance Education

    Aaron Doering, Charles Miller & George Veletsianos

    Adventure learning (AL) is a hybrid distance education approach that provides students with opportunities to explore real-world issues through authentic learning experiences within collaborative... More

    pp. 249-265

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  4. The Relationship between Students' Perceived Sense of Community and Satisfaction, Achievement, and Retention in an Online Course

    Michelle A. Drouin

    This study evaluated students' sense of community, satisfaction, achievement, and retention in 3 sections of the same online undergraduate psychology course. Use of asynchronous discussion threads ... More

    pp. 267-284

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  5. Distinguishing Sense of Community and Motivation Characteristics between Online and Traditional College Students

    Mervyn J. Wighting, Jing Liu & Alfred P. Rovai

    Discriminant analysis was used to determine whether classifications could be made between students enrolled in e-learning and in face-to-face university courses (N = 353) based on their scores from... More

    pp. 285-295

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  6. Online Social Presence: Score Validity of the Computer-Mediated Communication Questionnaire

    Cherng-Jyh Yen

    The purpose of this study was to conduct a confirmatory factor analysis of the Computer-Mediated Communication Questionnaire scores, using structural equation modeling, to assess the consistency... More

    pp. 297-310

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  7. The Influence of National Culture toward Learner Interaction: Shanghai TV University and Wawasan Open University

    Wu Bing & Teoh Ai-Ping

    The authors conducted a comparative analysis to examine learners' interaction in the Web-based learning environment of 2 distance education institutions. The interaction was critically analyzed... More

    pp. 327-339

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