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Qualitative Report Vol. 17 (2012)
Limited-residency and online doctoral programs have an attrition rate significantly higher than traditional programs. This grounded-theory study focused on issues pertaining to communication between students, their peers and faculty and how...
Qualitative Report Vol. 16, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 286–291
Having completed graduate degrees in educational research and counseling, I have studied the theory of focus groups and participated in many while in a classroom setting. Interestingly, I had never moderated one until my first attempt in a text...
Facilitating discourse and enhancing teaching presence: Using mini audio presentations in online forums
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 13, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 75–77
The purpose of this pilot study was to determine if instructors' use of mini audio presentations (MAPs) in online discussions serves as an effective facilitation method, particularly when the content contains specific facilitation markers including...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 12, No. 2 (June 2009) pp. 112–116
Student attrition from distance and limited-residency doctoral programs is significantly higher than that from traditional programs. The focus of this paper is the development and application of a survey instrument, the "Doctoral Student...
The Effect of the Integration of Computing Technology in a Science Curriculum on Female Students' Self-Efficacy Attitudes
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 36, No. 3 (2008) pp. 277–286
Females are underrepresented in technology-related careers and educational programs; many researchers suggest this can be traced back to negative feelings of computer self-efficacy developed as early as the age of 10. This study investigated the...
A longitudinal investigation of the effect of information perception and focus on attrition in online learning environments
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 8, No. 3 (2005) pp. 213–219
To better understand causes of attrition from a limited residency doctoral program, this paper describes the results of a seven-year study wherein the author collected data reflecting a given student's preference for information perception and focus....
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 5, No. 4 (2002) pp. 345–352
One hundred and fifty-nine doctoral students, majoring in Computing Technology in Education (CTE), were tracked during the coursework phase in a Web-based learning environment. At the beginning of the coursework, each student completed a demographic ...