Browsing School of Education by Subject "Distance Learning"

Browsing School of Education by Subject "Distance Learning"

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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 ...
  • Merrill, Henry S.; DiSilvestro, Frank; Young, Raejean C. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This research uses a qualitative case study approach to investigate online course instruction, and the dimensions of both learner and facilitator/instructor engagement. The research team analyzed archival data from course ...
  • 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 ...
  • Smith, Regina O.; Dokter, Christina; Dirkx, John M (2005-09-27)
    The purpose of this qualitative case study was to develop a deeper understanding of adult learners’ experiences participating in an online, problem-based course, and to enhance our understanding of PBL as a means to ...
  • 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 ...
  • Gilly, M. Sue (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    The experience of learning in peer-groups has not been adequately studied. This researcher used her own experience with 2 other graduate students for over 2 years as the basis for her dissertation. Various literatures, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Smith, Regina O.; Dirkx, John M. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    Many adults express a preference for learning in small groups but often find their group experiences frustrating and dissatisfying. This tension is increasingly evident in online learning, as collaborative methods become ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stein, David S.; Wanstreet, Constance E. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2004)
    This mixed-methods study examined how interactions facilitated cognitive, social, and teaching presence in inquiry-based learning in a course where learners had the option to choose whether to conduct group work online or ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stein, David S.; Wanstreet, Constance E. (Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, and Community Education, 2003)
    This mixed-methods study examined factors that contributed to satisfaction with perceived knowledge gained in a distance learning environment where collaboration represents a major portion of the course structure. Giving ...
  • 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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