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Kansas State University
A comparative study of the distance education history in China and the United States: A socio-historical perspective
A comparative study of the distance@education@history in China<p>and the United@States: A socio@-historical perspective (2009) pp. 1–205
The purpose of this study is to contribute to the understanding of international distance education development through comparison of the distance education historical developments in China and the United States (U.S.). This study, utilizing a...
Understanding online reading through the eyes of first and second language readers: An exploratory study
Computers & Education Vol. 73, No. 1 (April 2014) pp. 1–8
Utilizing eye-tracking technology and focusing on the “rapid”, “purposeful” and “comprehending” attributes of fluent reading, this study investigated first language (L1) and second language (L2) readers' online reading patterns and comprehension....
Revisioning Information and Communication Technology (ICT4D) at Comparative & International Education Society (CIES): A five-year account (2009 ~ 2013)
International Journal of Education and Development using ICT Vol. 10, No. 2 (Jun 14, 2014) pp. 6–18
The purpose of this paper is to provide an account of how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has evolved as a key topic and research area at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) conference. The past five years’ CIES ...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 11, No. 4 (October 2012) pp. 391–406
Literature on training faculty to teach online still dwells on the issues explored a decade ago. To make a substantial move in this area, it is necessary to re-evaluate the essence of training in the context of producing qualified online faculty to...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 30, No. 2 (2016) pp. 80–88
This study examines how various life factors and personal attributes affect African American adult learners' use of the three types of learning interaction-learner-content, learner-instructor, and learner-learner. Multivariate multiple regression...
Distance Education Vol. 37, No. 1 (2016) pp. 73–88
Online group work can be complicated because of its asynchronous characteristics and lack of physical presence, and its requirements for skills in handling technology, human relationships, and content-related tasks. This study focuses on the...
Rethinking Distance Learning Activities: A Comparison of Transactional Distance Theory and Activity Theory
Open Learning Vol. 23, No. 3 (November 2008) pp. 203–214
Despite its invaluable guidance to distance education development, transactional distance (TD) theory is not seamlessly synchronised with current field practice and lacks a social component. After it has provided over 30 years of guidance, there is...
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks Vol. 19, No. 1 (2015) pp. 102–111
Because of the intense and unique nature of their military life, military officers face stresses that other students do not need to be concerned about when taking courses online. An institution's ability to understand these military officer students,...
Online Learning Journal Vol. 19, No. 1 (Nov 14, 2014)
Because of the intense and unique nature of their military life, military officers face challenges that other students do not need to be concerned about when taking courses online. An institution's ability to understand these military officer...