Search results for author:"Avner Caspi"
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Quarterly Review of Distance Education Vol. 6, No. 1 (2005) pp. 1–11
This investigation reviews published empirical studies that attempted to support or to validate transactional distance theory (Moore, 1993). It was found that either data only partially supported the theory or, that if they apparently did so, the...
Studies in Higher Education Vol. 31, No. 6 (December 2006) pp. 735–752
Instructional systems, both distance education and campus-based, may be viewed in terms of intrapersonal and interpersonal "instructional dialogues," that mediate and facilitate learning respectively, and "instructional resources" that enable such...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 6, No. 3 (2003) pp. 227–240
In this study, the authors examined the effect of group size on students' behavior in asynchronous, nonmandatory instructional discussion groups. The focus in this study is on four main questions: (a) Does group size affect the proportion of learner–...
The Journal of Distance Education / Revue de l'ducation Distance Vol. 19, No. 1 (2004) pp. 1–19
A distance education system may be viewed in terms of intrapersonal and interpersonal instructional dialogues that mediate the learning and instructional resources that enable such dialogues. Instructional resources include self-instruction texts,...
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks Vol. 16, No. 4 (June 2012) pp. 55–69
This study compares dialogic behavior in asynchronous course forums from blended learning environments with "non"-mandatory student participation at a campus-based college and at a distance education, Open University. The goal is to document...
Open Learning Vol. 19, No. 3 (November 2004) pp. 265–277
This study investigated the kinds of dialogues utilized by Open University students while studying an intermediate level physics course. Research objectives were twofold: to document what dialogue types, mediated through which resources, were (1)...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 33, No. 1 (January 2005) pp. 31–47
This research examined how students at the Open University of Israel studied from video recordings of lectures. At the semester's end, seven history students were interviewed in order to trace their experiences, learning strategies and preferences....
Use of Instructional Dialogue by University Students in a Difficult Distance Education Physics Course
The Journal of Distance Education / Revue de l'ducation Distance Vol. 21, No. 3 (2007) pp. 1–22
This study investigated the kinds of dialogic behavior engaged in by students while studying a difficult physics course at the Open University, UK. Research objectives were twofold: (1) to document what dialogue types, mediated through which...
Studies in Higher Education Vol. 31, No. 1 (February 2006) pp. 71–87
This investigation explores the kinds of study strategies used by campus-based university students in terms of the dialogues they engaged in while learning physics and chemistry in both large and small classes. Research objectives were threefold: (1)...