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American Journal of Distance Education

2015 Volume 29, Number 2

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 5

  1. Student Perceptions of Online Learning: An Analysis of Online Course Evaluations

    Patrick Lowenthal, Christine Bauer & Ken-Zen Chen

    Student evaluations of teaching provide a wealth of information about students' experiences in higher education. Colleges and universities, though, as a whole, need to spend more time mining these ... More

    pp. 85-97

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  2. Increasing Learning: Classroom Assessment Techniques in the Online Classroom

    Ted Cross & Kelly Palese

    Five full-time online mathematics instructors participated in a study to test the impact of using discussion forums as a space for formative assessments. Mean student posting activity and student... More

    pp. 98-108

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  3. Collaborative Instructional Strategies to Enhance Knowledge Convergence

    Darryl C. Draper

    To promote knowledge convergence through collaborative learning activities in groups, this qualitative case study involved a layered approach for the design and delivery of a highly collaborative... More

    pp. 109-125

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  4. Deep Learning in Distance Education: Are We Achieving the Goal?

    Rick L. Shearer, Andrea Gregg & K P. Joo

    As educators, one of our goals is to help students arrive at deeper levels of learning. However, how is this accomplished, especially in online courses? This design-based research study explored... More

    pp. 126-134

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  5. Optimizing Success: A Model for Persistence in Online Education

    Hilda R. Glazer & John A. Murphy

    The first-year experience for students enrolled in an online degree program, particularly the orientation and the first course experience, is critical to success and completion. The experience of... More

    pp. 135-144

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