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Quarterly Review of Distance Education

2003 Volume 4, Number 2

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Policy Perspectives on Selected Virtual Universities in the United States

    Douglas R. McCoy & Christine K. Sorensen

    Use of the Internet in distance education has increased at a tremendous pace. This study reports on a policy analysis that examined the development process of public virtual universities. First,... More

    pp. 89-107

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  2. The Format-Shifting Dilemma in Distance Education

    Sha Li

    Examines the hidden issues caused by the format-shifting effect in distance education. Findings of a study of undergraduate students indicated that learning format shifting is a period of dilemma... More

    pp. 109-27

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  3. Attitudes of Graduate Students toward Mixed-Medium Distance Education

    Nancy J. Maushak & Kathleen A. Ellis

    In 1997, Christine Sorenson reported on the Iowa Distance Education Alliance project that developed an instrument to assess student attitudes about experiences in Iowa Communications Network... More

    pp. 129-41

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  4. An Investigation of Faculty Technology Skills in a Puerto Rican University

    Carmen L. Lamboy & A Jared Bucker

    Technology and the Internet pervade higher education, forcing universities to change how they deal with growing technical needs of these organizations. Sixty-six professors were surveyed to... More

    pp. 143-52

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  5. Key Instructional Design Elements for Distance Education

    Lihua Zheng & Sharon Smaldino

    Suggests that distance education instructors need to understand and apply important instructional design elements in order to successfully fulfill their role as instructional designers. Reviews the... More

    pp. 153-66

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  6. Educational Technology at a Distance: Is Access to Technology Enough?

    Buford L. McWright

    A fundamental variable in interactive videoconferencing may be access to technology rather than the distance itself. This study investigates whether providing unlimited access results in improved... More

    pp. 167-76

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