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Christianson, Luann; Tiene, Drew; Luft, Pamela – Distance Education, 2002
Web-based courses have increased in number as one of the primary modes of distance education in undergraduate nursing programs across the United States. An online survey of 171 nursing faculty in the United States with experience teaching Web-based courses served as the primary data source. Interviews and a review of course Web sites provided…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Internet, Web Based Instruction, Nursing Education
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Inglis, Alistair – Distance Education, 2003
A method of rendering the design of a course visible for the purpose of discussion amongst the members of course development teams is described. The paper begins by examining the way in which design is manifested in the area of course materials development and the approaches that have been used in attempting to document designs. The strengths and…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Distance Education, Teamwork, Concept Mapping
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Yildiz, Senem; Bichelmeyer, Barbara A. – Distance Education, 2003
The purpose of this study is to describe forum participation of international graduate students who speak English as a foreign language in two Web-based graduate courses. Research questions focused around how linguistic and cultural differences impact nonnative speaking international students' perception of classroom participation, what effect…
Descriptors: Interaction, Cultural Differences, Data Analysis, Graduate Students
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Armatas, Christine; Holt, Dale; Rice, Mary – Distance Education, 2003
This paper reports on the use of an online, resource-based learning (RBL) approach in first year psychology at Deakin University. Differences between on- and off-campus students that emerged are examined in the context of the learning goals and study approaches of the two student groups and their attitudes to using computers. Unlike the on-campus…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, On Campus Students
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Zhang, Wei-yuan; Yeung, Lai-hung Au – Distance Education, 2003
The purpose of this paper is to report on the development of the first online self-directed inventory on the measurement of academic programme preferences (MAPP) for potential students at the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK). In this study, trait-factor theory and personality type theory were employed. 1,963 respondents in Hong Kong were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Lifelong Learning, Distance Education
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Sims, Rod; Dobbs, Graeme; Hand, Tim – Distance Education, 2002
A major issue confronting educators is the extent to which they wish to conform to so-called paradigm shifts in teaching and learning. In the contemporary world of tertiary education these shifts embrace both pedagogy (from instructivist to constructivist) and technology (from classroom to online). As teachers and learners are faced with the…
Descriptors: Instructional Development, Evaluation Criteria, Online Courses, Formative Evaluation
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Kanuka, Heather; Nocente, Norma – Distance Education, 2003
The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between learner personality types and perceived satisfaction when using Web-based instruction for mandatory and self-regulated continuing professional development. Two hundred and four real estate practitioners who participated in a Web-based professional development course…
Descriptors: Personality, Relationship, Satisfaction, Web Based Instruction
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Kanuka, Heather – Distance Education, 2002
The purpose of this study was to develop guiding principles to encourage higher levels of teaching and learning in Web-based distance education. The research framework used Zetterberg's (1962) model for change. Data from semi-structured interviews with university instructors who had experience in teaching Web-based distance education courses, a…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Focus Groups, Distance Education
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Fong, Cresencia; Woodruff, Earl – Distance Education, 2003
This study explores the use of video vignettes as a tool for the professional development of teachers. It is postulated that teachers' professional frames prime them to view vignettes through multiple "lenses," and that teachers may not recognize exemplary practice when presented with it. Think-aloud and interview data are collected as 11…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Protocol Materials, Microteaching, Critical Viewing
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