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Internet and Higher Education

2007 Volume 10, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. Evaluating online conversation in an asynchronous learning environment: An application of Grice's cooperative principle

    Chia-Huan Ho & Karen Swan

    This study goes beyond student perceptions of online learning experiences, satisfaction, and attitudes, to examine the actual participation and dynamics that occur in online discussions and their... More

    pp. 3-14

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  2. Meaningful interaction in web-based learning: A social constructivist interpretation

    Younghee Woo & Thomas C. Reeves

    Interaction is an essential ingredient in any learning process. However, every interaction does not lead to increased learning. When interaction has a direct influence on learners' intellectual... More

    pp. 15-25

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  3. Illustrating the “virtual” in virtual schooling: Challenges and strategies for creating real tools to prepare virtual teachers

    Niki Davis, M D. Roblyer, Amina Charania, Rick Ferdig, Chad Harms, Lily Ko Li Compton & Mi Ok Cho

    Virtual schooling, or the practice of offering K-12 courses via distance technologies, has rapidly increased in popularity since its beginning in 1994. Although effective interaction with and... More

    pp. 27-39

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  4. Factors explaining faculty technology use and productivity

    Yonghong (Jade) Xu & Katrina A. Meyer

    This study examines factors related to technology use in teaching by university faculty. An EFA analysis of multiple questions of technology use in the classroom found two factors: one loaded with ... More

    pp. 41-52

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  5. Quality in blended learning: Exploring the relationships between on-line and face-to-face teaching and learning

    Paul Ginns & Robert Ellis

    This project draws on a large body of seminal research showing that the approaches students take to learning, and the subsequent quality of their learning, is closely related to their perceptions... More

    pp. 53-64

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  6. A preliminary assessment of Google Scholar as a source of EAP students' research materials

    Rena Helms-Park, Pavlina Radia & Paul Stapleton

    While the use of a search engine to find secondary sources is now a commonplace practice among undergraduate writers, recent studies show that students' online searches often lead to materials that... More

    pp. 65-76

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  7. Facilitating online discussions effectively

    Alfred P. Rovai

    This article presents a synthesis of the theoretical and research literature on facilitating asynchronous online discussions effectively. Online courses need to be designed so that they provide... More

    pp. 77-88

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