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Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

April 2007 Volume 11, Number 1

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Blended Learning and Localness: The Means and the End

    A Frank Mayadas & Anthony G. Picciano

    Blended learning can be seen as the means to achieving a greater sense of "localness" on the part of colleges and universities. Blended learning has been evolving for several years and while... More

    pp. 3-7

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  2. Online Instruction as "Local" Education: CUNY's Online Baccalaureate

    George Otte

    The City University of New York is taking a new, local approach to online instruction: offering an online baccalaureate for degree completers, designed for NYC students who have "stopped out" in... More

    pp. 9-14

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  3. Pace University, Blended Learning and Localness: A Model that Works

    David Sachs

    Several forms of blended learning at Pace University offer flexible options for learners, and its growth reflects its appeal to traditional and corporate learners. More

    pp. 15-19

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  4. Extending Online and Blended Learning to Corporations in the New York Metropolitan Region

    Robert Ubell

    This article describes WebCampus.Stevens, the online graduate education and corporate training unit of Stevens Institute of Technology, which delivers one of the largest and most effective... More

    pp. 21-27

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  5. Characteristics of Successful Local Blended Programs in the Context of the Sloan-C Pillars

    Jacqueline F. Moloney, Charmaine P. Hickey, Amy L. Bergin, Judith Boccia, Kathleen Polley & Jeannette E. Riley

    Drawing on the University of Massachusetts experience in developing successful blended local programs, this paper suggests guiding principles that include mission-driven responsiveness to local... More

    pp. 29-47

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  6. Expanding Demand for Online Higher Education: Surveying Prospective Students

    Richard Garrett

    The Eduventures survey examined next-generation demand for online postsecondary education, assessing online experience, delivery mode and marketing channels preferences, and perceptions of price,... More

    pp. 49-53

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  7. Online Community of Inquiry Review: Social, Cognitive, and Teaching Presence Issues

    D R. Garrison

    This paper explores four issues that have emerged from the research on social, cognitive and teaching presence in an online community of inquiry. The early research in the area of online... More

    pp. 61-72

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  8. An Empirical Verification of the Community of Inquiry Framework

    J B. Arbaugh

    The purpose of this paper is to report on the results of a study that examines whether the Community of Inquiry (CoI) dimensions of social, teaching, and cognitive presence distinctively exist in e... More

    pp. 73-85

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  9. Student Satisfaction with Asynchronous Learning

    Charles Dziuban, Patsy Moskal, Jay Brophy & Peter Shea

    The authors discuss elements that potentially impact student satisfaction with asynchronous learning: the media culture, digital, personal and mobile technologies, student learning preferences,... More

    pp. 87-95

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  10. Are We Re-Marginalizing Distance Education Students and Teachers?

    Melody M. Thompson

    Changes in the language we use to talk about our activities in service of this mission and a concomitant increased emphasis on blended learning are two trends that emphasize the importance... More

    pp. 97-106

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  11. Using Focus Groups to Study ALN Faculty Motivation

    Starr Roxanne Hiltz, Peter Shea & Eunhee Kim

    What are the most significant factors that motivate and inhibit faculty with regard to teaching in online environments? And what are the specific kinds of experiences that underlie and explain the ... More

    pp. 107-124

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