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Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

August 2009 Volume 13, Number 2

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Implementing an Enterprise Information System to Reengineer and Streamline Administrative Processes in a Distance Learning Unit

    M'hammed Abdous & Wu He

    During the past three years, we have developed and implemented an enterprise information system (EIS) to reengineer and facilitate the administrative process for preparing and teaching distance... More

    pp. 3-14

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  2. From Posts to Patterns: A Metric to Characterize Discussion Board Activity in Online Courses

    Catherine A. Bliss & Betty Lawrence

    Asynchronous text based discussion boards are included in many online courses, however strategies to compare their use within and between courses, from a disciplinary standpoint, have not been well... More

    pp. 15-32

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  3. International Co-Teaching of Medical Informatics for Training-the-Trainers in Content and Distance Education

    Kadriye O. Lewis & Murat Sincan

    In this technologically advanced age, much emphasis is put on collaboration in education at many levels. As a result, faculty co-teaching (collaborative teaching) has grown dramatically. This paper... More

    pp. 33-47

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  4. Online Education Today

    A Frank Mayadas, John Bourne & Paul Bacsich

    Online education is established, growing, and here to stay. It is creating new opportunities for students and also for faculty, regulators of education, and the educational institutions themselves.... More

    pp. 49-56

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  5. A Causal Model of Factors Influencing Faculty Use of Technology

    Katrina A. Meyer & Yonghong Jade Xu

    Based on earlier studies using the 1999 and 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF) data [1, 2], a causal model explaining faculty technology use was constructed. Path analysis was... More

    pp. 57-70

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  6. Face-to-Face and Online Professional Development for Mathematics Teachers: A Comparative Study

    Michael Russell, Rebecca Carey, Glenn Kleiman & Joanne Douglas Venable

    The study compared the effects of a professional development course delivered in an online and a face-to-face format. The effects examined included changes in teachers' pedagogical beliefs,... More

    pp. 71-87

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  7. Crossing Cultures and Borders in International Online Distance Higher Education

    Gulnara Sadykova & Jennie Dautermann

    The growing demand for higher education worldwide, along with global expansion of telecommunication technologies, give online distance education a potential world-wide reach for institutions in... More

    pp. 89-114

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  8. The Influence of Online Teaching on Face-to-Face Teaching Practices

    Norma I. Scagnoli, Lydia P. Buki & Scott D. Johnson

    The integration of online technologies in educational practice is rendering new opportunities for teaching and learning. It is known that instructors who have taught fully online courses have... More

    pp. 115-128

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