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Quarterly Review of Distance Education

2009 Volume 10, Number 2

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Number of articles: 10

  1. Use Patterns of Visual Cues in Computer-Mediated Communication

    Doris U. Bolliger

    Communication in the virtual environment can be challenging for participants because it lacks physical presence and nonverbal elements. Participants may have difficulties expressing their... More

    pp. 95-108

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  2. Undergraduate Students' Self-Regulated Learning Experience in Web-Based Learning Environments

    Yu-Chang Hsu, Yu-Hui Ching, Jonathan P. Mathews & Alison Carr-Chellman

    This phenomenological study explored 5 undergraduate students' experiences in a Web-based general science course through the lens of social cognitive theory. Thematic analysis was used to examine... More

    pp. 109-121

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  3. Learning Strategies for Success in a Web-Based Course: A Descriptive Exploration

    Haihong Hu & Jennifer Gramling

    Web-based distance instruction has become a popular delivery method for education. How are learning strategies helping make the connection between Web-based technologies and educational goals? The ... More

    pp. 123-134

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  4. The Effects of Instructor Immediacy Behaviors in Online Learning Environments

    Maria Schutt, Brock S. Allen & Mark A. Laumakis

    Previous research has indicated that instructor immediacy is associated with learning outcomes, satisfaction, and motivation. However, few researchers have examined instructor immediacy in the... More

    pp. 135-148

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  5. Increasing Moral Reasoning Skills through Online Discussions

    Jeff Cain & Doug Smith

    This study examined the effects that online asynchronous dilemma discussions have on moral reasoning scores of pharmacy students. In contrast to face-to-face group discussions, asynchronous... More

    pp. 149-163

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  6. Researcher and Researched: The Phenomenology of Change from Face-to-Face to Online Instruction

    Frank E. Crawley, Martha D. Fewell & William A. Sugar

    Online instruction, courses, and degree programs are rising in popularity in higher education and corporations. Novice and experienced instructors face increased demands from administrators and... More

    pp. 165-176

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  7. Sense of Community within a Fully Online Program: Perspectives of Graduate Students

    Marisa E. Exter, Nilufer Korkmaz, Nichole M. Harlin & Barbara A. Bichelmeyer

    This mixed-method study investigates distance education students' desire to interact and the support for community building available to them at a department-wide level in a graduate-level... More

    pp. 177-194

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  8. Key Factors in Online Collaboration and Their Relationship to Teamwork Satisfaction

    Hungwei Tseng, Heng-Yu Ku, Chien-Hsin Wang & Ling Sun

    Online instructors today search for ways to engage students in authentic activities in their courses to create real-world learning experiences. Collaborative grouping is 1 way that instructors... More

    pp. 195-206

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  9. A Comparative Analysis of Student Engagement, Learning, and Satisfaction in Lecture Hall and Online Learning Settings

    Cara Rabe-Hemp, Susan Woollen & Gail Sears Humiston

    The current study involves a comparison of student levels of engagement, ability to learn autonomously, and interaction with peers and faculty in two different learning settings: a large lecture... More

    pp. 207-218

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  10. Blurring the Lines: A Blended Learning Model in a Graduate Public Administration Program

    Robert A. Schuhmann & Tracy A. Skopek

    Despite technological and pedagogical improvements, obstacles continue in certain areas of distance education, including a lack of interaction among students and instructors and associated feelings... More

    pp. 219-232

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