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American Journal of Distance Education

2010 Volume 24, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 4

  1. U.S. Virtual School Trial Period and Course Completion Policy Study

    Abigail Hawkins & Michael K. Barbour

    Variation in policies virtual schools use to calculate course completion and retention rates impacts the comparability of these quality metrics. This study surveyed 159 U.S. virtual schools... More

    pp. 5-20

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  2. Design Dimensions and Attributes for Web-Based Distance Learning Modules

    Cristina Pomales-Garcia, Angel D. Lopez & Yili Liu

    This study investigates and compares the relative importance of Web module design dimensions and their attributes as perceived by student participants in a research study and those defined by a... More

    pp. 21-39

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  3. Study of Teacher Practices in Health Sciences in Brazil

    Maykon A. P. Novais, Monica Parente Ramos, Solange A. Nappo & Daniel Sigulem

    This study involved fourteen semistructured interviews with teaching staff at a Brazilian university. These interviews were aimed at unveiling possible transformations caused by distance education ... More

    pp. 40-51

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  4. Speaking Personally--With Ken Udas

    This article presents an interview with Ken Udas, chief executive officer of UMassOnline. During the past decade, Udas has held leadership positions in online university initiatives and has served ... More

    pp. 52-56

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