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Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

March 2015 Volume 19, Number 2

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Exploring Adult Learners Usage of Information Communication Technology during a Virtual Peer Coaching Experience

    Richard Ladyshewsky & Ronald G. Pettapiece

    The purpose of this study was to explore how post-graduate students in a fully online business course used information communication technology during a virtual peer coaching experience. In this... More

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  2. Comparing Student Assessments and Perceptions of Online and Face-to-Face Versions of an Introductory Linguistics Course

    David Johnson & Chris C. Palmer

    This article examines the issue of whether linguistics is better suited for a face-to-face (F2F) environment than an online teaching environment. Specifically, it examines assessment scores and... More

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  3. Adopting MOOCs on Campus: A Collaborative Effort to Test MOOCs on Campuses of the University System of Maryland

    Rebecca Griffiths, Christine Mulhern, Richard Spies & Matthew Chingos

    To address the paucity of data on the use of MOOCs in "traditional" postsecondary institutions, Ithaka S+R and the University System of Maryland studied the feasibility of repurposing... More

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  4. Is It Worth the Effort? The Impact of Incorporating Synchronous Lectures into an Online Course

    Joann S. Olson & Fawn E. McCracken

    This study explores student achievement, sense of social community, and sense of learning community (Rovai, 2002) in two sections of an online course taught concurrently by the same instructor. One... More

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  5. A Large Sample Comparison of Grade Based Student Learning Outcomes in Online vs. Face-to-Face Courses

    Joseph K. Cavanaugh & Stephen J. Jacquemin

    Comparisons of grade based learning outcomes between online and face-to-face course formats have become essential because the number of online courses, online programs and institutional student... More

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  6. Web 2.0 Technologies and Building Online Learning Communities: Students' Perspectives

    Mariam Mousa Matta Abdelmalak

    The purpose of this action research was to explore students' perspectives regarding using Web 2.0 technologies to develop a community of learners. The course described in this study was a fully... More

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  7. Student Satisfaction with Online Learning: Is It a Psychological Contract?

    Charles Dziuban, Patsy Moskal, Jessica Thompson, Lauren Kramer, Genevieve DeCantis & Andrea Hermsdorfer

    The authors explore the possible relationship between student satisfaction with online learning and the theory of psychological contracts. The study incorporates latent trait models using the image... More

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  8. Introducing the Social Presence Model to Explore Online and Blended Learning Experiences

    Aimee L. Whiteside

    This study explores the level of "social presence" or connectedness, in two iterations of a 13-month, graduate-level certificate program designed to help K-12 school leaders integrate... More

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