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American Journal of Distance Education

2014 Volume 28, Number 4

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. Relative Proximity Theory: Measuring the Gap between Actual and Ideal Online Course Delivery

    William Swart, Kenneth MacLeod, Ravi Paul, Aixiu Zhang & Mario Gagulic

    Based on the Theory of Transactional Distance and Needs Assessment, this article reports a procedure for quantitatively measuring how close the actual delivery of a course was to ideal, as... More

    pp. 222-240

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  2. Accelerated Online Learning: Perceptions of Interaction and Learning Outcomes among African American Students

    Yu-Chun Kuo

    This study investigated student interaction, satisfaction, and performance in accelerated online learning environments with the use of an online learning course-management system. The interactions ... More

    pp. 241-252

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  3. Integrating a Facebook Group and a Course Website: The Effect on Participation and Perceptions on Learning

    Gila Kurtz

    This study investigated how the use of two virtual platforms for learning--a Facebook group and a learning management system course website--affect students' perceptions of learning and... More

    pp. 253-263

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  4. Validation of Virtual Learning Team Competencies for Individual Students in a Distance Education Setting

    Ruzanna Topchyan & Jie Zhang

    The purpose of this study was twofold. First, the study aimed to validate the scale of the Virtual Team Competency Inventory in distance education, which had initially been designed for a corporate... More

    pp. 264-279

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  5. The Efficacy of Exergames Played Proximally and over the Internet on Cognitive Functioning for Online Physical Education

    Brian J. Kooiman & Dwayne P. Sheehan

    Exergames (active video games that require kinesthetic movement) played in proximity to other players or against a gaming machine have been linked to positive increases in cognitive functioning.... More

    pp. 280-291

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  6. Expanding Learning Opportunities for High School Students with Distance Learning

    Jane Beese

    The purpose of the Synchronous Interactive Video Conference Distance Learning pilot program was to use emerging technologies to expand learning opportunities for students at an urban public high... More

    pp. 292-306

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