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García, Annette Hestres – American Journal of Distance Education, 2017
This article presents an interview with Gilberto Garcia Batista, who is professor at the University of Pedagogical Sciences. The interview is conducted by Annette Hestres García, a doctoral student at The Pennsylvania State University in the Dual-Title Lifelong Learning and Adult Education/Comparative & International Education and Women's,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews
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Kuo, Yu-Chun – American Journal of Distance Education, 2014
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 assessed in this study included learner-learner interaction, learner-instructor interaction, and learner-content interaction. The participants were…
Descriptors: African American Students, Student Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Acceleration (Education)
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Woodley, Carolyn; Silvestri, Michel – American Journal of Distance Education, 2014
Students' imprudent use of social media might threaten their employability and undermine their emerging professional identities. Most professions acknowledge that any benefits of social media must be balanced against its potential to negatively affect workers' professional lives and the public trust. Professional bodies have developed social media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Social Networks, Computer Use
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Vogt, Nicole P.; Cook, Stephen P.; Muise, Amy Smith – American Journal of Distance Education, 2013
This article introduces a set of distance education astronomy laboratory exercises for use by college students and instructors and discusses first usage results. This General Astronomy Education Source exercise set contains eight two-week projects designed to guide students through both core content and mathematical applications of general…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Astronomy, Laboratory Experiments, College Students
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American Journal of Distance Education, 2011
Larry Johnson has been the CEO of the New Media Consortium (NMC) for nearly a decade, and he has worked in higher education for more than twenty-five years. Before joining NMC, he served in roles that include faculty member, dean, provost, and president. In this interview, he talks about the position of NMC in distance education and the challenges…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Administrators, Interviews, Consortia
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American Journal of Distance Education, 2010
David Foster is the founder of Kryterion, an Internet test administration company, and currently serves there as chief scientist and executive vice president. He is the author of numerous articles for industry trade journals and textbooks and sits on the Council for the International Test Commission. In this interview, Foster talks about his…
Descriptors: Test Construction, High Stakes Tests, Educational Technology, Interviews
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Novais, Maykon A. P.; Ramos, Monica Parente; Nappo, Solange A.; Sigulem, Daniel – American Journal of Distance Education, 2010
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 in classroom teaching and in medical assistance practices. The discourses collected were analyzed using qualitative methods and divided into groups with…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Distance Education, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
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May, Larissa; Acquaviva, Kimberly D.; Dorfman, Annette; Posey, Laurie – American Journal of Distance Education, 2009
A first-of-its-kind course at The George Washington University was taught entirely online using a self-paced, modular, case-based multispecialty format. Data on student perceptions of the course were obtained through a Web-based survey administered to students who had completed the course. Close-ended questions were analyzed using basic…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Medical Students, Student Attitudes, Online Courses
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Hill, Janette R.; Song, Liyan; West, Richard E. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2009
Since the 1970s, cognitive psychological perspectives have dominated pedagogical frameworks and models for designing technology-mediated teaching and learning environments. More recently, social learning perspectives have received attention as viable or even desirable frames for research and practice related to teaching and learning, particularly…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Socialization, Individual Characteristics, Online Courses
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Eckert, Bodo; Grober, Sebastian; Jodl, Hans-Jorg – American Journal of Distance Education, 2009
This article describes three connected projects in physics: (1) a very successful course at the university level; (2) a collection of several thousand multimedia materials, its status and evaluation, and its dissemination; and (3) Web experiments--experiments that can be operated remotely from a distance via the Internet. (Contains 4 tables and 10…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Physics, Internet, College Instruction
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MacQueen, Hilary; Thomas, Jeff – American Journal of Distance Education, 2009
The Open University (OU) has a long and distinguished history of teaching biology at a distance by a supported open learning model. This article examines some of the challenges in delivering biology via distance teaching, explores some of the lessons learned, and discusses the opportunities and hazards of new teaching technologies that the OU has…
Descriptors: Open Education, Open Universities, Distance Education, Biology