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Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

January 2012 Volume 16, Number 1

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Graduate Students Rate Institutional Websites: The Must Have, Nice to Have, and Delighted to Have Services

    Katrina A. Meyer & Stephanie J. Jones

    The graduate students admitted to the online and blended programs in higher education at Texas Tech University and the University of Memphis were surveyed about their respective university websites... More

    pp. 5-18

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  2. Thought-Leaders in Asynchronous Online Learning Environments

    Jim Waters

    The growth of online learning has exposed fundamental gaps in our knowledge, both theoretical and pragmatic. This research investigated some questions of the role of emergent leaders in online... More

    pp. 19-34

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  3. Reading between the Lines of Online Course Evaluations: Identifiable Actions That Improve Student Perceptions of Teaching Effectiveness and Course Value

    Stephanie J. Jones

    Students continue to demand and enroll in online courses, but are not always satisfied with their experiences. The purpose of this study was to determine if students' responses to evaluations for... More

    pp. 49-58

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  4. The Identification of Competencies for Online Teaching Success

    Paula Mae Bigatel, Lawrence C. Ragan, Shannon Kennan, Janet May & Brian F. Redmond

    This exploratory study examined teaching behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs (referred to as tasks) that reflect potential competencies for online teaching success. In this study, teaching tasks are ... More

    pp. 59-77

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  5. Enrollment in Distance Education Classes Is Associated with Fewer Enrollment Gaps among Nontraditional Undergraduate Students in the US

    Manuel C. F. Pontes & Nancy M. H. Pontes

    The purpose of this research is to determine whether nontraditional undergraduate students in the US who enroll in distance education classes are less likely to have an enrollment gap (enrollment... More

    pp. 79-89

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  6. A Synthesis of Sloan-C Effective Practices, December 2011

    Janet C. Moore

    Encouraging 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. 91-115

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