Browsing School of Education by Subject "Distance Education"

Browsing School of Education by Subject "Distance Education"

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  • Zirkle, Chris (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2004)
    Distance education in the American education system continues to expand. However, despite technological improvements and nearly universal accessibility to the Internet, adult learners continue to experience barriers to ...
  • Atchade, Pierre Jacques (Midwest Research-to Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2004)
    Distance education demand explosion since the 1990s is expected to continue over the next ten years. As technology gets better, distance education courses will increase both quantitatively and qualitatively and will ...
  • Stein, David S.; Calvin, Jennifer (2005-09-27)
    Web based courses are being offered at more and more colleges and universities. In many instances, students do not have a choice whether to enroll in an online course. However, little research has looked at the experiences ...
  • Conceicao, Simone (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2004)
    As online courses become more widespread in adult education programs, adult educators begin to explore teaching strategies that effectively facilitate student learning based on different learning styles. One teaching ...
  • Stein, David S.; Glazer, Hilda R. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2004)
    This mixed-methods study explores how faculty in a virtual university experience the role of mentor working with doctoral students at a distance. This study uses faculty narratives to identify faculty actions that might ...
  • Tisdell, Elizabeth J.; Strohschen, Gabriele; Carver, Mary Lynn; Corrigan, Pam; Nash, Janet; Nelson, Mary; Royer, Mike; Strom Mackey, Robin; O’Connor, Marguerite (2005-09-27)
    This paper discusses the results of a qualitative participatory action research study where the purpose was to examine the nature of the cohort learning experience in an online master’s program from both faculty and ...
  • Drinkard, Gretchen; Henschke, John A. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2004)
    The purpose of this study was to contribute to knowledge regarding instructional perspectives of 35 University of Missouri-St. Louis nurse faculty, who were teaching via distance education formats. The study was designed ...
  • Johnson, Yvonne M. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2004)
    The number of distance education programs delivered in higher education in the United States has increased dramatically since the 1990’s. To meet the demand for distance education and competition for students, institutions ...
  • Dirkx, John M.; Smith, Regina O. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2004)
    Educators are increasingly incorporating collaborative and other group methods into the design of online learning. For the most part, however, these efforts reflect technical-rational views of group process. In this paper, ...
  • Solomon, Karen J. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This study examined the reasons for participation in online learning among real estate professionals. The significance of this study concerns how online continuing professional education (CPE) can be focused to meet the ...
  • Martin, William A. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    Current and future adult students in nontraditional degree programs have concerns about the future of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and the development of related policies and procedures within higher education. This ...
  • Stein, David S.; Wheaton, Joe E.; Calvin, Jennifer; Overtoom, Christine (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This project examined learners’ perceptions of the learning community construct, whether learners’ online and face-to-face interactions led to the development of learning communities and whether the process of building ...
  • Smith, Regina O (2005-09-27)
    The purpose of this research is to develop a deeper understanding of collaborative learning as experienced by adult learners enrolled in an online course. The findings suggest that the participants in this study were ...
  • Cooper, Mary K. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2004)
    This paper contains a part of the first years study of teaching and learning in web-based classes. Representative quotes are given to highlight the experience. They include apprehension of those who are new; interaction ...
  • Cooper, Mary Katherine (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    Online teaching and learning is the current push in education. While much research has been done on the numbers, there is still a perception that online learning is substandard. This interpretive study looks at the learner ...

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