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Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

January 2013 Volume 17, Number 1

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Providing Service Innovations to Students inside and outside of the Online Classroom: Focusing on Student Success

    Anita Crawley & Marie Fetzner

    While institutions recognize the need to provide online student support services, the most effective approaches for developing and delivering these services are not always clear. The need to... More

    pp. 7-12

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  2. What Do Unsuccessful Online Students Want Us to Know?

    Marie Fetzner

    Over the past twelve years, Monroe Community College (MCC), in Rochester, NY, has administered three surveys to non-successful online students to ask about their perceptions of online learning and ... More

    pp. 13-27

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  3. Developing and Implementing Comprehensive Student Support Services for Online Students

    Marwin Britto & Susan Rush

    Student retention in higher education has become a critical focus in recent years. This paper describes the efforts of Lone Star College-Online and its Online Student Support Services unit to build... More

    pp. 29-42

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  4. Developing and Implementing a Mandatory Online Student Orientation

    A rural Community College evaluated their procedures for preparing students for online courses and determined they were not meeting the needs of the students. Through the use of the ADDIE Model of ... More

    pp. 43-45

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  5. Online Advising Pilot at the Community College of Vermont

    Kimberly Nolan

    As more colleges add online courses and fully online programs, the need to offer online supports to students becomes more apparent. The connection to an adviser is critical for all students, but... More

    pp. 47-51

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  6. Social and Student Engagement and Support: The Sloan-C Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs

    Janet C. Moore & Kaye Shelton

    As combinations of place-based, blended and fully online education proliferate, so do options for support and services. Aligning with regional accreditation criteria, the Sloan-C Quality Scorecard ... More

    pp. 53-72

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  7. Defining the Role Adjustment Profile of Learners and Instructors Online

    Martha Burkle & Martha Cleveland-Innes

    The purpose of this research was to analyze the experience of post-secondary first time online students combining time spent in the classroom-workshop with online course access, and their... More

    pp. 73-87

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  8. Online Mentoring for Biotechnology Graduate Students: An Industry-Academia Partnership

    Rana Khan & Arhonda Gogos

    The Professional Science Master's Biotechnology program at the University of Maryland University College developed and implemented a novel online mentoring program to increase synergy with the... More

    pp. 89-107

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  9. Accommodating Mobile Learning in College Programs

    Jay Alden

    Mobile devices and applications are expected to have a significant impact on teaching and learning in the near future. Yet colleges and universities are currently facing severe budget constraints... More

    pp. 109-122

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  10. Implementing Electronic Portfolios through Social Media Platforms: Steps and Student Perceptions

    David W. Denton & David Wicks

    Over the last two decades, students and teachers, across educational levels and disciplines, have been subject to a variety of school reform efforts. Nevertheless, some instructional practices,... More

    pp. 125-135

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  11. Educational Leadership in an Online World: Connecting Students to Technology Responsibly, Safely, and Ethically

    Mike Ribble & Teresa Northern Miller

    The current gap in technology knowledge and lack of leadership preparation related to digital literacy for school environments can cause serious problems, as school leaders, parents, and broader... More

    pp. 137-145

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  12. "U-Pace" Instruction: Improving Student Success by Integrating Content Mastery and Amplified Assistance

    Diane M. Reddy, Heidi M. Pfeiffer, Raymond Fleming, Katie A. Ports, Laura E. Pedrick, Jessica L. Barnack-Tavlaris, Danielle L. Jirovec, Alicia M. Helion & Rodney A. Swain

    "U-Pace," an instructional intervention, has potential for widespread implementation because student behavior recorded in any learning management system is used by "U-Pace"... More

    pp. 147-154

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  13. The Social & Mobile Learning Experiences of Students Using Mobile E-Books

    Jeff S. Kissinger

    This research was designed to explore the learning experiences of state college students using mobile electronic textbook (e-book) readers. The purpose of the study was to build a rich description ... More

    pp. 155-170

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