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Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

March 2010 Volume 14, Number 1

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Number of articles: 8

  1. An Exploration of the Relationship between Indicators of the Community of Inquiry Framework and Retention in Online Programs

    Wally Boston, Sebastian R. Diaz, Angela M. Gibson, Phil Ice, Jennifer Richardson & Karen Swan

    As the growth of online programs continues to rapidly accelerate, concern over retention is increasing. Models for understanding student persistence in the face-to-face environment are well... More

    pp. 3-19

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  2. 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. 21-38

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  3. Model-Driven Design: Systematically Building Integrated Blended Learning Experiences

    Stephen Laster

    Developing and delivering curricula that are integrated and that use blended learning techniques requires a highly orchestrated design. While institutions have demonstrated the ability to design... More

    pp. 39-53

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  4. If Higher Education Is a Right, and Distance Education Is the Answer, Then Who Will Pay?

    Katrina A. Meyer

    If higher education is a right, and distance education is the avenue for making higher education universally available, then who shall pay? This article asks (1) can state governments in the United... More

    pp. 45-68

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  5. Scaling Online Education: Increasing Access to Higher Education

    Jacqueline F. Moloney & Burks Oakley

    Over the past decade, online courses and entire online degree programs have been made available, serving millions of students in higher education. These online courses largely have been designed... More

    pp. 55-70

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  6. 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. 71-89

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  7. An Administrator's Guide to the Whys and Hows of Blended Learning

    Mary Niemiec & George Otte

    Given the importance of administrative attention to blended learning, this article adumbrates the institutional benefits but also the institutional challenges of this integration of online and on... More

    pp. 91-102

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  8. (My) Three Principles of Effective Online Pedagogy

    Bill Pelz

    My ever-emerging philosophy of education increasingly diminishes the role of "the teacher" in the teaching/learning equation. It took over 30 years of college teaching experience for me to realize ... More

    pp. 103-116

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