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Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks

2016 Volume 20, Number 2

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Learning Analytics Methods, Benefits, and Challenges in Higher Education: A Systematic Literature Review

    John T. Avella, Mansureh Kebritchi, Sandra G. Nunn & Therese Kanai

    Higher education for the 21st century continues to promote discoveries in the field through learning analytics (LA). The problem is that the rapid embrace of of LA diverts educators' attention from... More

    pp. 13-29

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  2. Let's Talk Learning Analytics: A Framework for Implementation in Relation to Student Retention

    Deborah West, David Heath & Henk Huijser

    This paper presents a dialogical tool for the advancement of learning analytics implementation for student retention in Higher Education institutions. The framework was developed as an outcome of a... More

    pp. 30-50

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  3. Assessing the Reliability of Merging Chickering & Gamson's Seven Principles for Good Practice with Merrill's Different Levels of Instructional Strategy (DLISt7)

    Syaril Izwann Jabar & Peter R. Albion

    Based on Chickering and Gamson's (1987) Seven Principles for Good Practice, this research project attempted to revitalize the principles by merging them with Merrill's (2006) Different Levels of... More

    pp. 51-74

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  4. Retention, Progression and the Taking of Online Courses

    Scott James, Karen Swan & Cassandra Daston

    Online learning continues to grow at post-secondary institutions across the United States, but many question its efficacy, especially for students most at-risk for failure. This paper engages that ... More

    pp. 75-96

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  5. Assessment of Learning in Digital Interactive Social Networks: A Learning Analytics Approach

    Mark Wilson, Perman Gochyyev & Kathleen Scalise

    This paper summarizes initial field-test results from data analytics used in the work of the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (ATC21S) project, on the "ICT Literacy--Learning in ... More

    pp. 97-119

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  6. Using Community College Prior Academic Performance to Predict Re-Enrollment at a Four-Year Online University

    Denise Nadasen & Alexandra List

    Students' re-enrollment in the subsequent semester after their first semester at a four-year institution is a strong predictor of retention and graduation. This is especially true for students who ... More

    pp. 120-133

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  7. Exploring the Relationships between Facilitation Methods, Students' Sense of Community, and Their Online Behaviors

    Krystle Phirangee, Carrie Demmans Epp & Jim Hewitt

    The popularity of online learning has boomed over the last few years, pushing instructors to consider the best ways to design their courses to support student learning needs and participation.... More

    pp. 134-154

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  8. Developing Learning Analytics Design Knowledge in the "Middle Space": The Student Tuning Model and Align Design Framework for Learning Analytics Use

    Alyssa Friend Wise, Jovita Maria Vytasek, Simone Hausknecht & Yuting Zhao

    This paper addresses a relatively unexplored area in the field of learning analytics: how analytics are taken up and used as part of teaching and learning processes. Initial steps are taken towards... More

    pp. 155-182

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  9. Using Learning Analytics to Identify Medical Student Misconceptions in an Online Virtual Patient Environment

    Eric G. Poitras, Laura M. Naismith, Tenzin Doleck & Susanne P. Lajoie

    This study aimed to identify misconceptions in medical student knowledge by mining user interactions in the MedU online learning environment. Data from 13000 attempts at a single virtual patient... More

    pp. 183-194

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  10. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Participant Activity, Demographics, and Satisfaction

    Sara Shrader, Maryalice Wu, Dawn Owens & Kathleen Santa Ana

    This paper examines activity patterns, participant demographics, and levels of satisfaction in multiple MOOC offerings at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from August 2012-December... More

    pp. 199-216

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  11. Global Times Call for Global Measures: Investigating Automated Essay Scoring in Linguistically-Diverse MOOCs

    Erin D. Reilly, Kyle M. Williams, Rose E. Stafford, Stephanie B. Corliss, Janet C. Walkow & Donna K. Kidwell

    This paper utilizes a case-study design to discuss global aspects of massive open online course (MOOC) assessment. Drawing from the literature on open-course models and linguistic gatekeeping in... More

    pp. 217-229

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  12. The Role of Social Influence in Anxiety and the Imposter Phenomenon

    Christy B. Fraenza

    High anxiety levels have been associated with high levels of the imposter phenomenon (IP), a negative experience of feeling like a fraud. This study was designed to explore IP among graduate... More

    pp. 230-243

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  13. Information Sharing, Community Development, and Deindividuation in the eLearning Domain

    Nicole A. Cooke

    In a study of the information behaviors of graduate students enrolled in an online Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program, it was determined that learners engage in threaded... More

    pp. 244-260

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