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Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

October 2014 Volume 18, Number 3

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Why Do Institutions Offer MOOCs?

    Fiona M. Hollands & Devayani Tirthali

    By reviewing the literature and interviewing 83 individuals knowledgeable about massive open online courses (MOOCs), we investigate the goals of institutions of higher education that are currently ... More

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  2. The Role of Enrollment Choice in Online Education: Course Selection Rationale and Course Difficulty as Factors Affecting Retention

    Claire Wladis, Katherine Wladis & Alyse C. Hachey

    There is well-documented evidence that online retention rates are lower than face-to-face retention rates. However, most past research on online retention focuses on student characteristics, with... More

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  3. Exploring the Use of Discussion Strategies and Labels in Asynchronous Online Discussion

    Fei Gao

    Drawing on research in constrained online discussion environments and strategy instruction, this approach combines explicit instruction on discussion strategies with the use of post type labels. In... More

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  4. Transformation of Online Teaching Practices through Implementation of Appreciative Inquiry

    Bruce A. Johnson

    The purpose of this case study was to explore the application and outcome of appreciative inquiry as an online instructional strategy for the development of three specific factors: adult learner... More

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  5. Teaching Presence in Online Education: From the Instructor's Point of View

    Kristi A. Preisman

    Most often the topic of creating presence in online education is viewed from the student perspective (Oztok & Brett, 2011). The purpose of this mixed methods research was to look at the... More

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  6. Digging beneath the Surface: Analyzing the Complexity of Instructors' Participation in Asynchronous Discussion

    Lane Whitney Clarke & Audrey Bartholomew

    The purpose of this study was to investigate instructor participation in asynchronous discussions through an in-depth content analysis of instructors' postings and comments through the... More

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  7. Collaboration in E-Learning: A Study Using the Flexible E-Learning Framework

    C Vandenhouten, S Gallagher-Lepak, J Reilly & P Ralston-Berg

    E-Learning remains a new frontier for many faculty. When compared to the traditional classroom, E- Learning requires the talents of many team members from a variety of departments as well as the... More

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  8. A National Survey of Faculty Development Evaluation Outcome Measures and Procedures

    Katrina A. Meyer & Vicki S. Murrell

    This article presents the results of a national study of 39 higher education institutions that collected information about their evaluation procedures and outcome measures for faculty development... More

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