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Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

2014 Volume 18, Number 2

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Good Quality Discussion Is Necessary but Not Sufficient in Asynchronous Tuition: A Brief Narrative Review of the Literature

    William James Fear & Andrew Erikson-Brown

    Online learning is a growing field of education with a corresponding increase in the use of asynchronous discussion. Asynchronous discussion is a form of interaction that is mediated rather than... More

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  2. Teaching Presence: Co-Creating a Multi-National Online Learning Community in an Asynchronous Classroom

    Leanne M. Dzubinski

    The pace of globalization coupled with growing institutional pursuit of online education means that online classes are increasingly composed of a multi-national, multi-ethnic, and multi-cultural... More

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  3. An Exploration of Metacognition in Asynchronous Student-Led Discussions: A Qualitative Inquiry

    Martha M. Snyder & Laurie P. Dringus

    Research is limited on how metacognition is facilitated and manifested in socially situated online learning environments such as online discussion forums. We approached metacognition as the... More

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  4. Peer Grading in a MOOC: Reliability, Validity, and Perceived Effects

    Heng Luo, Anthony C. Robinson & Jae-Young Park

    Peer grading affords a scalable and sustainable way of providing assessment and feedback to a massive student population, and has been used in massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the Coursera... More

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  5. Differences in Classroom versus Online Exam Performance Due to Asynchronous Discussion

    Robert L. Jorczak & Danielle N. Dupuis

    This study compares undergraduate student exam performance of classroom and online course sections that have nearly identical instructional designs. The sections differed only in lecturing and peer... More

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  6. The Effect of Structured Divergent Prompts on Knowledge Construction

    Ginger S. Howell, Usenime Akpanudo, Mengyi Chen, Autumn L. Sutherlin & Laura E. James

    Discussion forums are a widely used activity in online courses. However, knowledge construction within online discussion rarely reaches higher levels. Therefore, it is important to understand which... More

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  7. The SAMR Model as a Framework for Evaluating mLearning

    Danae Romrell, Lisa C. Kidder & Emma Wood

    As mobile devices become more prominent in the lives of students, the use of mobile devices has the potential to transform learning. Mobile learning, or mLearning, is defined as learning that is... More

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