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Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

July 2008 Volume 12, Number 2

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. The Sloan Semester

    George Lorenzo

    This paper is basically the "story" of the Sloan Semester. It is written in a journalistic/case-study style. The Sloan Semester was a vibrant and vitally important undertaking that required the... More

    pp. 5-40

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  2. Critical Event Preparedness and Response: Keynote Address to the 2006 Sloan Research Workshop by Jon Links

    Janet C. Moore

    At the intersection of online education and preparedness, Johns Hopkins University's (JHU) Center for Public Health Preparedness provides all-hazards preparedness and response training for public... More

    pp. 41-49

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  3. Information Technology Services Support for Emergencies

    Donald Z. Spicer

    For at least the last quarter century, enterprises--including higher education institutions--have increasingly relied on Information Technology Services (ITS) for business functions. As a result,... More

    pp. 51-53

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  4. Overcoming the Financial Aid Barrier for E-Learners

    Bruce Chaloux

    Financial aid systems help make higher education available to all who can benefit. To "adjust" the existing financial aid system to make it more student friendly and open doors currently closed to ... More

    pp. 55-59

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  5. Tuition/Pricing for Online Learning

    Karen Paulson

    To make online learning an integral part of higher education, institutions must determine the real costs of instruction and what tuition to charge based on these costs. Then the question is: Is... More

    pp. 61-65

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  6. Student Learning and Student Services: Policy Issues

    Claudine SchWeber

    An increasing number of students in the United States are involved in online education, according to research by the Sloan Foundation. By fall 2004, approximately 2.6 million students were... More

    pp. 67-72

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  7. Asynchronous Learning Networks: Policy Implications for Minority Serving Institutions and for Leaders Addressing Needs of Minority Learners

    Janet K. Poley

    For minority serving institutions, policies that support learners call for decisions about equity, quality, cost, impact on national economic performance and international global relationships. More

    pp. 73-82

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  8. The Challenges of Transnational Online Learning

    Richard A. Skinner

    Globalization is enabling transnational provision of post-secondary education. The leadership of higher education needs to attend to issues of quality and accreditation. (Contains 1 figure.) More

    pp. 83-89

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  9. Positioning Online Learning as a Strategic Asset in the Thinking of University Presidents and Chancellors

    Samuel H. Smith, Samuel H. Smith, Robert Samors & A Frank Mayadas

    Within our nation's public universities, online courses and programs have been increasing in number. This increase has led to the establishment of a National Commission on Online Learning through a... More

    pp. 91-100

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