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Quarterly Review of Distance Education

2006 Volume 7, Number 3

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Class Size and Interaction in Online Courses

    Anymir Orellana

    This article presents findings of a study conducted to determine instructors' perceptions of optimal class sizes for online courses with different levels of interaction. Implications for research... More

    pp. 229-248

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  2. Solitary Learner in Online Collaborative Learning: A Disappointing Experience?

    Fengfeng Ke & Alison Carr-Chellman

    Research suggests that the solitary learner's learning preferences might be a mismatch with collaborative instructional settings. A question is therefore posed: "In online learning environments... More

    pp. 249-265

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  3. Evaluation of a Web-Based Master's Degree Program: Lessons Learned from an Online Instructional Design and Technology Program

    Ray Martinez, Shijuan Liu, William Watson & Barbara Bichelmeyer

    Program evaluation is an important component of successful distance education programs. In this article, a distance master's Instructional Design and Technology Program is evaluated for overall... More

    pp. 267-283

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  4. Sense of Community in Online Courses

    Karen Ouzts

    The rapid growth in online courses continues to spark faculty concern about the quality of instruction related to the lack of interaction, social process, and social presence thought to promote... More

    pp. 285-296

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  5. Two Group Development Patterns of Virtual Learning Teams: Linear Progression and Adaptive Progression

    Seung Won Yoon

    This study examined member behaviors, distribution of performed behaviors, and development-shaping forces in order to identify group development patterns of virtual learning teams. Participants of ... More

    pp. 297-312

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  6. The Impact of Student Learning Styles with Web-Based Learning or Instructor-Based Learning on Student Knowledge and Satisfaction

    Nasar Manochehri & Jon I. Young

    This study compared the effects student learning styles with Web-based learning (WBL) and traditional instructor-based learning (ILB) on student knowledge and satisfaction. Learning methods (Web... More

    pp. 313-316

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  7. Difficulties that a Novice Online Instructor Faced: A Case Study

    Hee Jun Choi & Ji-Hye Park

    Previous studies regarding online learning have focused on learner perspectives, such as student learning outcomes, their perception of or satisfaction with online learning, and so forth. Only a... More

    pp. 317-322

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