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American Journal of Distance Education

2013 Volume 27, Number 4

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. Transactional Distance and Student Ratings in Online College Courses

    Stephen L. Benton, Dan Li, Amy Gross, William H. Pallett & Russell J. Webster

    Student ratings were compared in courses offered either exclusively online ("n"?=?13,416) or face-to-face ("n" = 5,272). Data from 105 institutions were accessed from archived... More

    pp. 207-217

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  2. Experiences in MOOCs: The Perspective of Students

    Samar Zutshi, Sheena O'Hare & Angelos Rodafinos

    The aim of this article was to examine the experiences of students who have participated in massive open online courses (MOOCs). The results of an initial Google blog search were narrowed down to a... More

    pp. 218-227

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  3. Effectiveness of Online Discussion Strategies: A Meta-Analysis

    Aubteen Darabi, Xinya Liang, Rinki Suryavanshi & Hulya Yurekli

    This study addressed the argument that online courses rarely use discussion strategies that are specifically designed and constructed for soliciting learners' cognitive presence and higher... More

    pp. 228-241

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  4. Student Access of Supplemental Multimedia and Success in an Online Course

    Nathan B. Miller

    Institutions are developing online courses that contain rich multimedia, but research shows there is little difference in student achievement when these types of materials are included. However,... More

    pp. 242-252

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  5. Do Nonverbal Emotional Cues Matter? Effects of Video Casting in Synchronous Virtual Classrooms

    Heeyoung Han

    This study examined the effects of an instructor's use of video casting as a nonverbal emotional cue in synchronous discussion sessions on students' social presence, satisfaction, and... More

    pp. 253-264

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  6. Speaking Personally--With John "Pathfinder" Lester

    Terry Beaubois

    John Lester is currently the chief learning officer at ReactionGrid, a software company developing 3-D simulations and multiuser virtual world platforms. Lester's background includes working... More

    pp. 265-268

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