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American Journal of Distance Education

2009 Volume 23, Number 4

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Number of articles: 4

  1. Assessing Cognitive Load Theory to Improve Student Learning for Mechanical Engineers

    Thomas J. Impelluso

    A computer programming class for students of mechanical engineering was redesigned and assessed: Cognitive Load Theory was used to redesign the content; online technologies were used to redesign... More

    pp. 179-193

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  2. The Development of the Motivation for Critical Reasoning in Online Discussions Inventory (MCRODI)

    Tianyi Zhang, Matthew J. Koehler & Alexandru Spatariu

    This study was conducted to develop an inventory that measures students' motivation to engage in critical reasoning in online discussions. Inventory items were developed based on theoretical... More

    pp. 194-211

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  3. Medical Student Perceptions of Self-Paced, Web-Based Electives: A Descriptive Study

    Larissa May, Kimberly D. Acquaviva, Annette Dorfman & Laurie Posey

    A first-of-its-kind course at The George Washington University was taught entirely online using a self-paced, modular, case-based multispecialty format. Data on student perceptions of the course... More

    pp. 212-223

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  4. Speaking Personally--With Darcy W. Hardy

    This article presents an interview with Darcy W. Hardy, executive director of the University of Texas (UT) TeleCampus and assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs with the UT System. A member... More

    pp. 224-230

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