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American Journal of Distance Education

July 2008 Volume 22, Number 3

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Number of articles: 4

  1. Content Analysis in Computer-Mediated Communication: Analyzing Models for Assessing Critical Thinking through the Lens of Social Constructivism

    Vasa Buraphadeja & Kara Dawson

    This article reviews content analysis studies aimed to assess critical thinking in computer-mediated communication. It also discusses theories and content analysis models that encourage critical... More

    pp. 130-145

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  2. Factors Influencing Completion and Noncompletion of Community College Online Courses

    Steven R. Aragon & Elaine S. Johnson

    This study investigated the differences between demographic, enrollment, academic, and self-directed learning characteristics of completers and noncompleters in online courses at one community... More

    pp. 146-158

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  3. Improving the Motivation and Retention of Online Students through the Use of ARCS-Based E-Mails

    Jason Bond Huett, Kevin E. Kalinowski, Leslie Moller & Kimberly Cleaves Huett

    This study examined the use of ARCS-based, motivational mass e-mail messages designed to improve the motivation and retention of students enrolled in an online, entry-level, undergraduate computer ... More

    pp. 159-176

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  4. Speaking Personally--With Mark David Milliron

    This article presents an interview with Mark David Milliron, board chair of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, a trustee with Western Governors University, and a... More

    pp. 177-181

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