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Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

December 2008 Volume 12, Number 3

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Number of articles: 12

  1. The Development of a Community of Inquiry over Time in an Online Course: Understanding the Progression and Integration of Social, Cognitive and Teaching Presence

    Zehra Akyol & D Randy Garrison

    The purpose of this study was to explore the dynamics of an online educational experience through the lens of the Community of Inquiry framework. Transcript analysis of online discussion postings... More

    pp. 3-22

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  2. Academic Dishonesty in Traditional and Online Classrooms: Does the "Media Equation" Hold True?

    Erik W. Black, Joe Greaser & Kara Dawson

    Limited empirical research exists regarding the prevalence of academic dishonesty in the online classroom. This limited evidence supports the notion that factors contributing to academic dishonesty... More

    pp. 23-30

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  3. The Effect of Computer Mediated Conferencing and Computer Assisted Instruction on Student Learning Outcomes

    Darrell L. Cain & Paul E. Pitre

    The trend toward increased technology in traditional higher education classrooms has been met with both optimism and criticism. One of the major criticisms of technology in the college classroom is... More

    pp. 31-52

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  4. Reflections from the Moving the Laboratory Online Workshops: Emerging Themes

    Devon A. Cancilla & Simon P. Albon

    How to move science-based labs online has been one of the main obstacles associated with the development of online science programs. In the spring of 2006 and again in 2007, we organized online... More

    pp. 53-59

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  5. Evaluating the Benefits of Providing Archived Online Lectures to In-Class Math Students

    Radu C. Cascaval, Kethera A. Fogler, Gene D. Abrams & Robert L. Durham

    The present study examines the impact of a novel online video lecture archiving system on in-class students enrolled in traditional math courses at a mid-sized, primarily undergraduate, university ... More

    pp. 61-70

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  6. Student Issues in Distance Education Programs: Do Inter-institutional Programs Offer Students More Confusion or More Opportunities?

    Susan Fey, Mary Emery & Cornelia Flora

    The Community Development Master's Program is an inter-institutional, trans-disciplinary degree program that began in 2005 online at five participating universities in the North Central region.... More

    pp. 71-83

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  7. Facilitating Critical Thinking through Online Courses

    Margaret Lunney, Keville Frederickson, Arlene Spark & Georgia McDuffie

    Development of critical thinking abilities is essential for students in clinical disciplines of the health sciences. Past research has shown that critical thinking is a learned skill that can be... More

    pp. 85-97

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  8. A Synthesis of Sloan-C Effective Practices, December 2008

    Janet C. Moore

    To support continuous improvement in the quality, scale and breadth of online education, the Sloan Consortium invites practitioners to share effective practices. This report synthesizes effective... More

    pp. 99-118

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  9. A Model for Developing High-Quality Online Courses: Integrating a Systems Approach with Learning Theory

    Maria Puzziferro & Kaye Shelton

    As the demand for online education continues to increase, institutions are faced with developing process models for efficient, high-quality online course development. This paper describes a systems... More

    pp. 119-136

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  10. Student Experiences of Using Weblogs: An Exploratory Study

    Priya Sharma & Ying Xie

    Recently, attempts have been made to use Weblogs and other personal webpublishing technologies to support individual and social reflection in higher education. Weblogs can be highly individual and ... More

    pp. 137-156

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  11. Essential Elements in Designing Online Discussions to Promote Cognitive Presence--A Practical Experience

    Yu-mei Wang & Victor Der-Thanq Chen

    Online discussions have been increasingly integrated into face-to-face classes at universities to enhance student learning of course content. The primary focus of past research has been on the end ... More

    pp. 157-177

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  12. Interaction in Asynchronous Web-Based Learning Environments

    Younghee Woo & Thomas C. Reeves

    Because of the perceived advantages and the promotion of Web-based learning environments (WBLEs) by commercial interests as well as educational technologists, knowing how to develop and implement... More

    pp. 179-194

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