Volume 4, Issue 2 - September 2000

Student Satisfaction and Perceived Learning with On-line Courses: Principles and Examples from the SUNY Learning Network

Eric Fredericksen, State University of New York
Alexandra Pickett, State University of New York
Peter Shea, State University of New York
William Pelz, Herkimer County Community College
Karen Swan, University of Albany

The State University of New York (SUNY) Learning Network (SLN) is the on-line instructional program created for the 64 colleges and nearly 400,000 students of the SUNY. The foundation of the program is freedom from schedule and location constraints for our faculty and students. The primary goals are to bring...

On-line Education to Develop Complex Reasoning Skills in Organic Chemistry

Patricia Shapley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Chemistry 331 is an upper level organic chemistry course for students interested in health related careers with an enrollment of approximately 150 students per semester. It assumes that...

Educational Performance of ALN via Content Analysis

Reuven Aviv, Open University of Israel

Learning in an ALN mode is modeled by a set of educational processes. The group is modeled by an abstract entity that provides services to the learners via...

Working Professionals as Part-time On-line Learners

Gregory Hislop, Drexel University

This paper discusses a completely on-line graduate professional degree program at Drexel University. The paper provides an overview of the on-line initiative, including background, program development, and a description of the on-line environment. Following this, the paper contains a discussion of results of the degree program and proposes some characterizations...

The University of Wisconsin-Stout Asynchronous Learning Network Case Study Options: Using Technology to Remove Learning Barriers

Joseph Holland, University of Wisconsin-Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout Asynchronous Learning Network (ALN) project, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, represents an effort to expand the boundaries of the traditional campus. The...

Measuring the Importance of Collaborative Learning for the Effectiveness of ALN: A Multi-Measure, Multi-Method Approach

Starr Roxanne Hiltz, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Nancy Coppola, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Naomi Rotter, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Murray Turoff, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Raquel Benbunan-Fich, Seton Hall University

Are there any differences in outcomes between traditional classroom-based university courses and courses delivered via ALN, which feature extensive on-line interaction among students? Under what conditions are...

Integrating ALN into an Independent Study Distance Education Program: NVCC Case Studies

John Sener, Northern Virginia Community College
Mary Liana Stover, University of Maryland University College

This paper describes eight ALN courses developed under various Sloan Foundation-funded degree program initiatives at Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) Extended Learning Institute (ELI). These chemistry, engineering, mathematics, ...