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Quarterly Review of Distance Education

2009 Volume 10, Number 1

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Questioning the Necessity of Nonacademic Social Discussion Forums within Online Courses

    Ardelle Pate, Sharon Smaldino, Hayley J. Mayall & Lara Luetkehans

    Within the online environment, social interactivity is a necessity to the formation of knowledge. Learning, in order to be truly effective, must embody a social element that nurtures an individual ... More

    pp. 1-8

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  2. Students' Perceptions of Online Courses: The Effect of Online Course Experience

    Rhonda R. Dobbs, Courtney A. Waid & Alejandro del Carmen

    While online learning is nothing new, research regarding student perceptions of online courses is limited and has generally focused on those who have taken online courses. Data were collected from ... More

    pp. 9-26

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  3. Evaluation of the Effect of Multisite Distance Education on Knowledge Gained in a Plant Propagation Course

    Tracy Irani, Sandra B. Wilson, Grady Roberts & Emily B Rhoades

    Distance education has created new challenges with respect to the course evaluation process. This study aimed to determine if the adopted Telecourse Evaluation Questionnaire (TEQ) could be used to ... More

    pp. 27-36

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  4. Issues Surrounding the Deployment of a New Statewide Virtual Public School

    Kevin Oliver, Jason Osborne, Ruchi Patel & Glenn Kleiman

    The North Carolina Virtual Public School completed its first session during the summer of 2007. Evaluation results revealed differences between accelerated and credit recovery students, including a... More

    pp. 37-49

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  5. Using the Jigsaw Model to Facilitate Cooperative Learning in an Online Course

    Rob Weidman & M J. Bishop

    This study examined whether the jigsaw model might be used in an online higher education course to produce the key characteristics of successful cooperative learning: interdependence, individual... More

    pp. 51-64

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  6. Comparisons of Internet-Based and Face-to-Face Learning Systems Based on "Equivalency of Experiences" According to Students' Academic Achievements and Satisfactions

    Sercin Karatas & Nurettin Simsek

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether "equivalent learning experiences" ensure equivalency, in the Internet-based and face-to-face interaction methods on learning results and student... More

    pp. 65-74

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  7. Mindset Change: Influences on Student Buy-In to Online Classes

    Sue Mahoney

    This study investigated undergraduate student experiences during an online class. The purpose of the study was to gain an understanding of (a) how student context influences students' experiences, ... More

    pp. 75-83

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