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Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

2016 Volume 20, Number 3

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Number of articles: 14

  1. Comparing Physical, Virtual, and Hybrid Flipped Labs for General Education Biology

    Ji Y. Son

    The purpose of this study was to examine the impact on learning, attitudes, and costs in a redesigned general education undergraduate biology course that implemented web-based virtual labs (VLs) to... More

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  2. A National Study of Differences between Online and Classroom-Only Community College Students in Time to First Associate Degree Attainment, Transfer, and Dropout

    Peter Shea & Temi Bidjerano

    Previous research indicates that online learning at the community college level results in higher rates of withdrawal, failure, and dropout compared to classroom-based education (Xu & Smith... More

    pp. 14-15

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  3. Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Turnover Intention of Online Teachers in the K-12 Setting

    Ingle M. Larkin, Laurie Brantley-Dias & Anissa Lokey-Vega

    The purpose of this study was to measure and explore factors influencing K-12 online teachers' job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover intentions. Using Maslow's Hierarchy of... More

    pp. 26-51

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  4. A Study of Faculty Governance Leaders' Perceptions of Online and Blended Learning

    Elizabeth Ciabocchi, Amy Ginsberg & Anthony Picciano

    This article reports the findings of a study on the perceptions of faculty governance leaders to online and blended learning. For the purposes of this study, faculty governance was defined as... More

    pp. 52-73

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  5. Adaptive Learning in Psychology: Wayfinding in the Digital Age

    Charles D. Dziuban, Patsy D. Moskal, Jeffrey Cassisi & Alexis Fawcett

    This paper presents the results of a pilot study investigating the use of the Realizeit adaptive learning platform to deliver a fully online General Psychology course across two semesters. Through ... More

    pp. 74-96

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  6. Assessing Readiness for Online Education--Research Models for Identifying Students at Risk

    Claire Wladis, Katherine M. Conway & Alyse C. Hachey

    This study explored the interaction between student characteristics and the online environment in predicting course performance and subsequent college persistence among students in a large urban U.... More

    pp. 97-109

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  7. Examining Interactive and Metacognitive Processes in Student Learning: Findings from a Hybrid Instructional Environment

    Shelly Meyers & Linda D. Feeney

    This study examines the interaction behaviors and metacognitive behaviors of graduate students in the online portion of a flipped classroom. For their time outside the face to face classroom,... More

    pp. 110-125

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  8. Accountability for Students in K-12 Online Learning: Perspectives from Michigan Stakeholders and Beyond

    Leanna Archambault, Kathryn Kennedy & Joseph R. Freidhoff

    Policy surrounding K-12 online learning continues to evolve as the field grows exponentially. In Michigan, Section 21f of the State School Aid Act enacted in 2013 strengthened parents' and students... More

    pp. 126-139

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  9. "Comfort" as a Critical Success Factor in Blended Learning Courses

    Linda S. Futch, Aimee deNoyelles, Kelvin Thompson & Wendy Howard

    There are substantial quantitative research and anecdotal reports on blended learning and blended learning courses. However, few research studies focus on what happens at the classroom level. This ... More

    pp. 140-158

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  10. Developing a Quality Improvement Process to Optimize Faculty Success

    Linda Merillat & Monica Scheibmeir

    As part of a major shift to embed quality improvement processes within a School of Nursing at a medium-sized Midwestern university, a faculty enrichment program using a Plan-Do-Act-Study design was... More

    pp. 159-172

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  11. Development of an Evidence-Based Professional Learning Program Informed by Online Teachers' Self- Efficacy and Threshold Concepts

    Kevin P. Gosselin, Maria Northcote, Daniel Reynaud, Peter Kilgour, Malcolm Anderson & Chris Boddey

    As online education continues to expand across varied educational sectors, so does the demand for professional development programs to guide academic teaching staff through the processes of... More

    pp. 178-194

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  12. An Integrated Approach to Preempt Cheating on Asynchronous, Objective, Online Assessments in Graduate Business Classes

    Daniel P. Sullivan

    Cheating, left untended, erodes the validity of evaluation and, ultimately, corrupts the legitimacy of a course. We profile an approach to manage, with an eye toward preempting, cheating on... More

    pp. 195-209

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  13. A Comparative Structural Equation Modeling Investigation of the Relationships among Teaching, Cognitive and Social Presence

    Kadir Kozan

    The present study investigated the relationships among teaching, cognitive, and social presence through several structural equation models to see which model would better fit the data. To this end,... More

    pp. 210-227

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  14. Students' Desired and Experienced Levels of Connectivity to an Asynchronous, Online, Distance Degree Program

    Shawnda Schroeder, Mary Baker, Katherine Terras, Patti Mahar & Kari Chiasson

    This study examined graduate students' desired and experienced levels of connectivity in an online, asynchronous distance degree program. Connectivity was conceptualized as the students' feelings... More

    pp. 244-263

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