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American Journal of Distance Education

November 2007 Volume 21, Number 4

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Number of articles: 4

  1. Perceived Advantages and Disadvantages of an Online Charter School

    Lisa M. Shoaf

    This study examines data from focus group discussions with parents, students, and teachers at an online charter school. Standardized achievement test scores of children at the online charter school... More

    pp. 185-198

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  2. Academic Achievement and Perceptions of the Learning Environment in Virtual and Traditional Secondary Mathematics Classrooms

    Joan E. Hughes, Scott McLeod, Rachel Brown, Yukiko Maeda & Jiyoung Choi

    This study examined Algebra students' achievement and perceptions of their classroom environments in both online and traditional face-to-face learning contexts using two validated assessments, the ... More

    pp. 199-214

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  3. Scan Rate: A New Metric for the Analysis of Reading Behaviors in Asynchronous Computer Conferencing Environments

    Jim Hewitt, Clare Brett & Vanessa Peters

    This article introduces a new computer conferencing metric called Scan Rate, which is a measure of students' and instructors' online reading speed. The term "scan" refers to the practice of either ... More

    pp. 215-231

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  4. Speaking Personally--With James Johnson Duderstadt

    This article presents an interview with Dr. James Johnson Duderstadt, founder of the Millennium Project, the president emeritus and university professor of science and engineering at the University... More

    pp. 233-236

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