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American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 25, No. 3 (2011) pp. 162–177
This study investigated the small-group, learner-led discussion process in synchronous discussions. Transcripts from online chats and face-to-face discussions were analyzed within the context of the Community of Inquiry framework to examine the...
Quarterly Review of Distance Education Vol. 10, No. 3 (2009) pp. 305–311
This naturalistic inquiry explored the theory of transactional distance by investigating how a novice adult learner experiences an online environment. Three themes that are related to how the novice learner reduces the transactional distance space...
Academy of Human Resource Development International Conference (AHRD) 2004 (March 2004)
Web based training is utilized by many organizations, yet trainers rate this method of training comparatively low in meeting training objectives. Many trainers indicate that collaboration and communities of practice are key elements in transferring...
From Consideration to Commitment: Factors in Adults' Decisions to Enroll in a Higher Education Degree Program
Journal of Continuing Higher Education Vol. 59, No. 2 (2011) pp. 68–76
This study identified factors associated with the decision to enroll in a higher education degree program. In the context of predicting enrollment in a workforce development credentialing program, this study identified six variables that are...
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 12, No. 3 (2009)
This study analyzed the content of college and university Web site home pages to determine the frequency of marketing messages that might persuade adult learners to enroll at the institution. The findings suggest that colleges and universities in...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 19, No. 2 (2005) pp. 105–118
The purpose of this study was to explore changes in satisfaction with perceived knowledge gained as a function of learner satisfaction with course structure, learner satisfaction with interaction, and technical expertise in a variety of distance...
David S. Stein; Constance E. Wanstreet; Hilda R. Glazer; Cheryl L. Engle; Ruth A. Harris; Susan M. Johnston; Mona R. Simons; Lynn A. Trinko
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 10, No. 2 (2007) pp. 103–115
This study investigated the process by which shared understanding develops in a chat learning space. It used a practical inquiry model to assess the development of cognitive presence. The study also explored how the pattern of conversation in...