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Huett, Jason Bond; Young, Jon; Huett, Kimberly Cleaves; Moller, Leslie; Bray, Marty – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2008
The purpose of this research was to manipulate the component of confidence found in Keller's ARCS Model to enhance the confidence and performance of undergraduate students enrolled in an online course at a Texas University. This experiment used SAM Office 2003 and WebCT for the delivery of the tactics, strategies, confidence-enhancing e-mails…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Undergraduate Students, Online Courses, Instructional Effectiveness
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Moller, Leslie; Huett, Jason; Holder, David; Young, Jon; Harvey, Douglas; Godshalk, Veronica – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2005
The purpose of this study was to determine if learning communities have an inherent motivational effect on learners and, if so, whether higher motivation impacts attitudinal change. As learning communities and groups become more established in distance education settings, it is important to understand the impact these groups have on the motivation…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Motivation, Instructional Materials, Attitude Change
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Huett, Jason; Moller, Leslie; Young, Jon I. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2004
Effective development and deployment of a distance education program at the traditional university level is examined using the Department of Technology and Cognition at the University of North Texas (UNT) as the subject of a case study. The evolution of the department's distance education program from the late 1980s to the present is highlighted.…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Student Interests, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Moller, Leslie; Prestera, Gustavo E.; Harvey, Douglas; Downs-Keller, Margaret; McCausland, Jo-Ann – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2002
Discusses organic architecture and suggests that learning environments should be designed and constructed using an organic approach, so that learning is not viewed as a distinct human activity but incorporated into everyday performance. Highlights include an organic knowledge-building model; information objects; scaffolding; discourse action…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Information Utilization, Instructional Design, Learning Processes