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Karen Swan; Jennifer Richardson; Philip Ice; Peter Shea; Martha Cleveland-Innes; Sebastian Diaz; Randy Garrison
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5812–5820
The Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework developed by Garrison, Anderson and Archer (2000) provides a theoretical model of online learning processes that has been used by many scholars in the field of online education. However, research utilizing...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1242–1243
Using examples from TERC/Lesley University recently developed online Master's in Science Education, this presentation will explore strategies for fostering inquiry within a distance learning environment. Achieving inquiry in a distance learning...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 2242–2244
To establish a preparatory training program for future teachers, many of whom will first be teaching assistants under the reasonably close supervision of a writing program director, demands both pedagogical substance and technological training....
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 2000 (2000) p. 430
The purposes of this study were to develop, refine, and field test the Sense of Learning Community Index (SLCI), and to determine its validity and reliability for use with college students in traditional and distance education environments. The 40-...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 7, No. 4 (October 2008) pp. 641–665
The proliferation of online course designs has changed the learning environments for many students and professors. Recommendations for best practice in online course design frequently include maximizing students' online peer connections, with the...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 4 (October 2007) pp. 519–542
Community colleges serve diverse segments of society through a flexible and open access. By their very nature, community colleges provide a good fit with online learning. Unfortunately, online course dropout rates are high. The costs of course...
Formation of a Virtual Professional Learning Community in a Combined Local and Distance Doctoral Cohort
AACE Journal Vol. 16, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 161–185
A phenomenological study was conducted with a group of doctoral students preparing to be technology leaders. Students and faculty participated in weekend-intensive course work in which the faculty and some students attended classes on campus, and...
Levels and Patterns of Participation and Social Interaction in an Online Learning Community for Learning to Teach
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 22, No. 2 (2011) pp. 191–239
This study investigates how pre-service and in-service teachers participate in an online community for learning to teach. Members’ levels and patterns of participation and social interaction were examined via social network analysis of activity logs ...
A Needs Assessment and a Design for a Distance Education System: The Rural Advanced Community of Learners (RACOL)
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 199–206
One of the major challenges to remote communities is to provide quality education to their inhabitants. Rural Advanced Community of Learners (RACOL) is bringing a new standard for distance delivery to rural students. RACOL uses a combination of the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 647–652
The George Fox University Virtual Campus Learning Community (VCLC) is an internet environment designed on-site by professors to serve adult distance education students in professional programs. The VCLC is a grass-roots alternative to traditionally...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2138–2143
There is growing demand from professional educators for doctoral programs that they can access while continuing to work. A history of success in offering distance education programs underpins the doctoral program at USQ but a key challenge is to...
David E. Stein; Cheryl L. Engle, M.A.; Hilda R. Glazer, Ed.D.; Ruth A. Harris, M.Ed., M.A.; Susan M. Johnston, M.S.Ed.; Mona R. Simons, M.A.; Lynn A. Trinko, M.Ed.; Constance E. Wanstreet, M.S., M.A.
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 2382–2387
This study examines how higher-order learning occurs in a blended environment, through the analysis of chat discussions, as a way of reflecting the dynamic relationship between cognitive presence and critical thinking in a community of inquiry....
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 394–395
In 1994, Moore called peer interaction "a challenge to our thinking and practice in the 1990s." In 2000, Garrison predicted that asynchronous collaborative learning facilitated through CMC could be the defining technology of the post-industrial age...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1538–1545
Northern Arizona University and the College of Education have recently come to the conclusion that "if part-time faculty did not exist in Educational Leadership, it would be necessary to invent them." Our paper, "A Case Study of Use of Technology in ...
Organization of Distance Learning in Higher Education Institution: Experience of the National Academy of Public Administration, the President of Ukraine
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 752–758
This paper reflects the results of distance learning implementation in the Ukrainian higher education system for preparation of senior public administrators and top-managers for private enterprises. Development of distance learning model for...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 1512–1513
This article presents the advance of an inquiry project whose objective is the development of new cognitive tools that make possible the handling question of communication and cooperation on the Internet universe, where the pupil can be considered ...
Problems and Practical Solutions of Web-Based Courses: Lessons Learned from Three Educational Institutions
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 124–129
The purpose of this paper is to review problems encountered in web-based courses delivered at three different educational institutions. Implications are discussed based on distance education theories of interaction. Interaction is a vital issue to...
Supporting the design of E-learn-services : from the Analysis of Teaching Practices to the Design of a French Ontology
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 2885–2893
This communication describes the contribution of the Sa.So (Knolewedge and society) Laboratory, of the University of Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens - France) in the OURAL project (Ontologies for the Use of digital learning Resources and semantic...
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 17, No. 4 (October 2008) pp. 561–580
**Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2006** The use of interactive virtual expeditions in classroom learning environments is an effective means to engage learners in understanding science as an inquiry process, infusing current research and relevant...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 855–861
This paper describes a theoretically based approach to the design of collaborative distance learning environments by subject experts. There is an obvious growth in the use of distributed and online learning environments. There is some evidence to...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 1459–1464
Educators who are responsible for the creation, management, and administration of educational programs are central to the planning process. Research suggests that program planning is not driven by theoretical constructs, but rather by the personal...
Topics: Distance Education
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (1999) pp. 1161–1166
Educational initiatives designed to capitalize on the rapid growth of the internet and associated technologies have created the promise of diverse learning opportunities. The vast amount of web-based courseware currently available via the WWW has...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 21, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 93–110
This study surveyed post-secondary instructors in 15 countries regarding their experiences using the virtual world Second Life as a teaching tool. Qualitative analysis of responses to open-ended questions suggests that Second Life offers a great...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 2461–2465
INTRODUCTION Taiwan has experienced an economic miracle over the past two decades and her computer industry has been an integral piece of this economic success. The country's burgeoning gross national product has allowed the government to infuse...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 10, No. 2 (April 2011) pp. 109–125
The basic concepts of interaction in distance education have been based on Moore’s (1998) three types of interaction: learner-content, learner-instructor, and learner- learner interaction. Hillman, Willis and Gunawardena (1994) noticed that the...
The Impact of Altered Realties: Implications of Online Delivery for Learners’ Interactions, Expectations, and Learning Skills
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 55–80
Although research consistently demonstrates that students learn content in online classes as well as their campus based counterparts and are equally satisfied with the quality of their learning, more information is needed that describes how the...
Topics: Interaction, Distance Education, online learning, research, web-based learning, Instructional Design, design, online education, instruction, Professional Development, Web-based Instruction, online teaching, Teaching Methods, Learning Management Systems, Research Methods
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1364–1370
Distance education is a widely adopted technology in many developed parts of the world where educational agencies are constantly considering new technologies that can serve as a medium for instructional delivery and interaction. Mobile phones are...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1564–1571
TEAM Lab at Eotvos Lorand University connects tightly Informatics teacher training to real teaching practices so that: Informatics teachers can get acquainted with methods, topics, and possibilities for integrating ICT into subject areas, while...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 857–862
This paper presents a unique partnership with The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) that Western Governors University has developed to provide individualized and authentic experiences through technology for students. AMNH provides online...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 1677–1682
There is widespread interest in using a 3D virtual world in many contexts, including education. However, few scientific studies have been conducted assessing the impact of virtual graphic interfaces in distance learning. Since February 2003, a...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3010–3013
This study evaluates the usefulness of synchronous chat for deep learning in the context of a distance education program between two universities in different cultural contexts. Three rubrics were adapted for empirical analysis by employing computer-...
A Comparison of Online and Face-To-Face Instruction in an Undergraduate Foundations of American Education Course
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 2 (2004) pp. 196–213
This article examines the similarities and differences for one course, Foundations of American Education, when offered in traditional face-to-face and online formats. The data analysis used both qualitative and quantitative measures. Several...
The role of interaction and discourse in distance education: the STTAR model of teaching and learning online
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 2865–2871
Applying a social view of learning as participation in discourse, this paper explores what is known about teaching and learning mediated through technology in distance education settings. Using the literature, we develop and describe a model for...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 4 (2001) pp. 519–549
This article evaluates a socio-constructivist hybrid model for training K-12 teachers in Brazil in the use of Informatics in education. The method applied combines both face-to-face exchanges and a WEB-based distance approach made possible by...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 9, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 229–250
Online delivery of university-level courses has grown exponentially in the last decade and is increasingly being recognised as a viable and effective alternative to face-to-face classroom teaching. Many scholars have already written about the...
Journal of Educators Online Vol. 11, No. 3 (July 2014)
This study investigates the effect of geographic distance on students' distance learning experience with the aim to provide tentative answers to a fundamental question--does geographic distance matter in distance education? Using educational...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 1, No. 2 (2002) pp. 34–45
Social presence is a critical social factor to be examined in distance education. The existing instrument, developed for non-computer-mediated communication, is unable to measure social presence in an online learning environment. Several studies...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 85–107
To be effective, teacher education programs need to engage teachers in learning as professionals. This includes learning experiences grounded in classroom practice and guidance to develop as professionals so teachers can take on roles of leaders and ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 1703–1708
This paper presents the findings of doctoral research that used a grounded theory approach to generate insights into how participants interacted in a higher education, asynchronous, text–based discussion environment. Interaction has long been a...
Cognitive Presence in Online Discussions: A Content Analysis of eCore Courses Using a Neural Network
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1265–1266
This content analysis of online, asynchronous, educational discussions is designed to generate a method for automatically categorizing messages into cognitive categories using neural network software. This phase of research answers two questions...
Integrating Point-to-Point Videoconferencing Into Professional Development of Rural Elementary School Science Teachers
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 4 (December 2006) pp. 399–413
This study investigated the effectiveness of using point-to-point videoconferencing for a 3-day professional development workshop of elementary school science teachers as part of the Science Co-op Project in rural Missouri. The intentions of this...
Topics: Professional Development, Science, Attitudes, eLearning, Collaboration, Communication, Elementary Education, Educational Technology, Distance Education, Computers, Networking Technologies, Information Communication Technologies
Aras Bozkurt; Ela Akgun-Ozbek; Sibel Yilmazel; Erdem Erdogdu; Hasan Ucar; Emel Guler; Sezan Sezgin; Abdulkadir Karadeniz; Nazife Sen-Ersoy; Nil Goksel-Canbek; Gokhan Dincer; Suleyman Ari; Cengiz Aydin
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 16, No. 1 (Feb 11, 2015)
This study intends to explore the current trends in the field of distance education research during the period of 2009-2013. The trends were identified by an extensive review of seven peer reviewed scholarly journals: The American Journal of...
The Effective Use of Synchronous Classes Within an Online Graduate Program: Building Upon an Interdependent System
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 7, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 245–263
This article explores the implementation of effective synchronous voice communication sessions within a graduate level university program in education. Through the analysis of data derived from the multiple perspectives of an instructor, graduate...
Topics: Educational Technology, Integration, Distance Education, Interaction, Adults, Learning Management Systems, Administration, eLearning, Communication, Collaboration, Post Secondary Education, Networking Technologies, Information Communication Technologies
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 978–979
Invisible Universe Online is an Internet-delivered distance-learning course for secondary science teachers which focuses on astronomical origins and multiwavelength astronomy. Developed through support from NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 5, No. 3 (2006) pp. 353–360
This study examined adult students' progress in a competency-based online graduate program and their performance in various types of learning opportunities. Learned lessons and effective strategies were summarized. Students valued interaction with...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 9, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 99–114
Problem-based learning, or PBL, is a student-centered instructional approach that is derived from constructivist epistemology. It is based upon ill-structured real-world problems with the goal of strengthening and developing critical thinking and...
Understanding Online Learning Through a Qualitative Description of Profesors and Students' Experiences
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 13, No. 3 (July 2005) pp. 459–474
ABSTRACT Many things are not understood about distance education despite its popularity and growth in institutions of higher education (IHEs). That is why it is important to recognize faculty and students’ attitudes, perceptions, and experiences to...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 1 (March 2007) pp. 554–574
Web-based learning has been proposed as a convenient way to provide professional development experiences. Despite quantitative evidence that online instruction is equivalent to traditional methods (Russell, 2001), the efficiency of this approach has ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 2577–2581
Abstract: Instructors utilizing technology in their Distance Education classrooms possess certain needs, including a range of administrative and technological support functions. The provision of effective support structures for instructors during...
International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 6, No. 3 (2000) pp. 267–281
Evaluation of large-scale systems of distance learning technology in education presents unique challenges due to the scope and complexity of these networks, as well as the diversity of users and uses. Multiple user groups with varied expectations...