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Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

June 2011 Volume 15, Number 2

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Number of articles: 4

  1. From Scarcity to Abundance: IT's Role in Achieving Quality-Assured Mass Higher Education

    Peter S. Smith

    The United States is in a bind. On the one hand, it needs millions of additional citizens with at least one year of successful post-secondary experience to adapt to the knowledge economy. The Gates... More

    pp. 6-21

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  2. Online Teacher Education: Exploring the Impact of a Reading and Literacy Program on Student Learning

    Barbara Weschke, Raymond D. Barclay & Kirk Vandersall

    This study presents findings from an investigation of the impact of teachers who graduated from a fully online master's degree program with training in pedagogy and a content-specialization in... More

    pp. 22-43

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  3. An Exploration of Differences between Community of Inquiry Indicators in Low and High Disenrollment Online Courses

    Phil Ice, Angela M. Gibson, Wally Boston & Dave Becher

    Though online enrollments continue to accelerate at a rapid pace, there is significant concern over student retention. With drop rates significantly higher than in face-to-face classes it is... More

    pp. 44-69

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  4. Using Text Mining to Characterize Online Discussion Facilitation

    Norma Ming & Eric Baumer

    Facilitating class discussions effectively is a critical yet challenging component of instruction, particularly in online environments where student and faculty interaction is limited. Our goals in... More

    pp. 71-109

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