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Distance Education

2014 Volume 35, Number 1

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Learner Agency in Language Learning: The Story of a Distance Learner of EFL in China

    Junhong Xiao

    Learner agency plays a key role in self-regulated learning. Yet, there is a paucity of research into its role in the distance learning context. Using reflective narratives written by a distance... More

    pp. 4-17

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  2. Learner Perspectives on Fully Online Language Learning

    Susan Y. H. Sun

    This study builds on this author's 2011 article in which the author reflects on the pedagogical challenges and resultant changes made while teaching two fully online foreign language papers... More

    pp. 18-42

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  3. Investigating Value Creation in a Community of Practice with Social Network Analysis in a Hybrid Online Graduate Education Program

    John E. Cowan & Michael P. Menchaca

    This study reports an analysis of 10?years in the life of the Internet-based Master in Educational Technology program (iMET) at Sacramento State University. iMET is a hybrid educational technology ... More

    pp. 43-74

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  4. Influence of Academic Self-Regulation, Critical Thinking, and Age on Online Graduate Students' Academic Help-Seeking

    Karee E. Dunn, Glenda C. Rakes & Thomas A. Rakes

    Academic help-seeking is an invaluable learning strategy that has not yet received much attention in the distance education research literature. The asynchronous nature of distance education and... More

    pp. 75-89

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  5. Satisfaction and Success in Online Learning as a Function of the Needs for Affiliation, Autonomy, and Mastery

    Jillene Grover Seiver & Alicia Troja

    Two studies were conducted to examine the relationship between motivational variables and satisfaction and success in online learning. College students enrolled in face-to-face psychology classes... More

    pp. 90-105

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  6. A Model of Factors Affecting Independent Learners' Engagement with Feedback on Language Learning Tasks

    María Fernández-Toro & Stella Hurd

    In independent learning contexts, the effectiveness of the feedback dialogue between student and tutor or, in the absence of a tutor, the quality of the learning materials, is essential to... More

    pp. 106-125

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  7. MOOC Postscript

    Jon Baggaley

    This is a postscript to an article about the evolution of the massive open online course (MOOC). In the brief space of time between the previous article's completion and publication, attitudes... More

    pp. 126-132

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  8. Online Learning: A New Testament

    Jon Baggaley

    The statement by Hunter R. Rawlings III that "there are no good studies on what constitutes bad online pedagogy" coincides with the creation of a Global Learning Council to define the... More

    pp. 133-140

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