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Activity Theory as Tool for Analyzing Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALN) [chapter]

Jerry Zhigang Li, Sharon Elizabeth Bratt
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper calls on activity theory as tool for analyzing Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALN) to achieve a better understanding of their dynamics.  ...  This paper makes some design suggestions for ALN, they are: (1) Provide sufficient training at the beginning; (2) Provide technical support throughout the process; (3) Provide clear guidelines for interaction  ...  Acknowledgements Thanks to Dr John Nesbit for valuable comments on this paper, and thanks to Sandra McKenzie for editing this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-27859-7_3 fatcat:lyx23lwnkjdmrnuxsblgpca3xa

Educational Performance of ALN via Content Analysis

Reuven Aviv
2019 Online Learning  
We use this methodology to analyze three weeks of asynchronous discussions embedded in an ALN course of the Open University of Israel (OUI).  ...  Following findings of the Social Interdependence Theory of Cooperative Learning, we conjecture that the ALN is Cooperative Learning enhanced by extended think time.  ...  Special thanks are given to Tami Shapira and Orli Doron for the initial analysis of the data. ABOUT THE AUTHOR  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v4i2.1901 fatcat:l5iizdqxofc6jhrzugcyt47e64

A content analytic comparison of FTF and ALN case-study discussions

R. Heckman, H. Annabi
2003 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the  
between the learning processes that occur in ALN and FTF activities.  ...  Transcripts from eight case study discussions, 4 FTF, 4 ALN, were content analyzed.  ...  Introduction Many researchers have argued that asynchronous learning networks (ALNs) provide an excellent vehicle for discussion-based learning activities.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2003.1173631 dblp:conf/hicss/HeckmanA03 fatcat:qqge33ibvzdmzhbtq5jkxii4bi

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

Joseph Holland
2019 Online Learning  
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 focus of this paper is to provide a detailed explanation of the process the University of Wisconsin-Stout used to implement an Asynchronous Learning Network.  ...  Professor Holland has been involved in Asynchronous Learning Networks for several years.  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v4i2.1903 fatcat:chsdmbz6cvafpnvz3coyp5eeua

NETWORK ANALYSIS OF KNOWLEDGE CONSTRUCTION IN ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING NETWORKS

Reuven Aviv, Zippy Erlich, Gilad Ravid, Aviva Geva
2019 Online Learning  
Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALNs) make the process of collaboration more transparent, because a transcript of conference messages can be used to assess individual roles and contributions and the collaborative  ...  The quality of the knowledge construction process is evaluated through Content Analysis; and the network structures are analyzed using Social Network Analysis of the response relations among participants  ...  INTRODUCTION Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALNs) offer new possibilities for study that were not available in traditional learning models.  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v7i3.1842 fatcat:ga2qzfvkffe3lmvxwszngpsb3a

ACLE: A Communication Environment for Asynchronous Collaborative Learning

T.J. Ellis, W. Hafner
2006 Proceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'06)  
The popularity of distributed learning and the continued growth in the number of colleges and universities offering courses delivered entirely via asynchronous learning networks (ALN) are unquestioned.  ...  learning activities.  ...  Problem Statement and Goals The popularity of distributed learning and the continued growth in the number of colleges and universities offering courses delivered entirely via asynchronous learning networks  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2006.35 dblp:conf/hicss/EllisH06 fatcat:u5a33unb2bcpnb6etarkhhk5tq

RECIPROCITY ANALYSIS OF ONLINE LEARNING NETWORKS

Reuven Aviv, Zippy Erlich, Gilad Ravid
2019 Online Learning  
Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALNs) make the process of collaboration more transparent, because a transcript of conference messages can be used to assess individual roles and contributions and the collaborative  ...  The design is evaluated according to the Social Interdependence Theory of Cooperative Learning.  ...  INTRODUCTION Asynchronous learning networks (ALN) envision the Internet as primarily a communication facilitator among all parties involved, and secondarily as a medium for distribution of educational  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v9i4.1775 fatcat:gbrns6tpwndjff3yroo6ocbht4

The evaluation of alternate learning systems in an industrial engineering course: Asynchronous, synchronous and classroom

Vinayak Singh, Mohammad T. Khasawneh, Shannon R. Bowling, Sittichai Kaewkuekool, Xiaochun Jiang, Anand K. Gramopadhye
2004 International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics  
Web-based asynchronous learning systems have revolutionized the learning environment.  ...  One example is asynchronous learning wherein instruction can be delivered at any place at any time on demand.  ...  These Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALNs), defined as networks for anytime-anywhere learning, combine self-study with substantial, rapid asynchronous interactivity with others.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ergon.2003.12.003 fatcat:iziswdie7bao3eumg2ccvkg4ly

Becoming a Virtual Professor: Pedagogical Roles and Asynchronous Learning Networks

Nancy Walters Coppola, Starr Roxanne Hiltz, Naomi G. Rotter
2002 Journal of Management Information Systems  
KEY WORDS AND PHRASES: affective role, asynchronous learning networks, cognitive role, e-learning, managerial roles, role theory.  ...  ABSTRACT: Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALN) are a form of “e-learning” that emphasizes the use of the Internet to support class discussions and activities.  ... 
doi:10.1080/07421222.2002.11045703 fatcat:kxq6xk4q5rai7m3gy22jpaaf54

The effect of centralization and cohesion on the social construction of knowledge in discussion forums

Ramón Tirado, Ángel Hernando, José Ignacio Aguaded
2012 Interactive Learning Environments  
the group as a whole, and the importance of the fact the network contains both central and intermediate members.  ...  Moreover, the asynchronous nature of online communication and the potential for disconnectedness has focused attention on the issue of community.  ...  In terms of content, this investigation analyzes the influence of the global structural characteristics (cohesion and centralization) of 10 asynchronous learning networks (ALNs) via their LMS discussion  ... 
doi:10.1080/10494820.2012.745437 fatcat:3pehaux74ndknpgxhnlatm6epa

Exploring a Joint Model of Conventional and Online Learning Systems

Chirag Patel, Taran Patel
2005 e-Service Journal  
We propose that this model leads to optimum student learning. This model is applicable to conventional universities going online as well as purely online universities.  ...  The components of conventional and online learning systems in business education used for comparison are the pedagogical role of the instructor, the teaching/learning environment, the motivational level  ...  The characteristic of the online learning system is that it is an "Asynchronous Learning Network" (ALN).  ... 
doi:10.1353/esj.2006.0010 fatcat:ac5hq5fvwzcgvmj3gsz7nz3x4u

A FOLLOW-UP INVESTIGATION OF "TEACHING PRESENCE" IN THE SUNY LEARNING NETWORK

Peter Shea, Alexandra M. , Pickett, William E. Pelz
2019 Online Learning  
This framework integrates research on how people learn, with principles of good practice in higher education and recent research on learning in asynchronous learning networks (ALNs) in higher education  ...  We also present resultsof a follow-up study on one aspect of the model, "Teaching Presence".The SUNY Learning Network is a proud recipient of two Sloan-C Awards, the 2001 Award for Excellence in ALN Faculty  ...  Bill is a vocal advocate for Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALNs), and has developed and taught an asynchronous course called "Online Pedagogy: Creating a Successful Asynchronous Course" for the SUNY  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v7i2.1856 fatcat:vbxlxgugvnf4fpys5ayxb52tbq

Computer mediated communication [chapter]

M. Masoni, M. R. Guelfi, J. Shtylla
2011 E-learning in sanità  
Most of the literature on Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALNs) has focused on the pedagogical and technological advantages of this educational delivery mode and the way ALNs can respond to the changing  ...  Among the many as yet unanswered questions regarding Web-based courses is whether the use of asynchronous online discussion activities, as a means for providing opportunities for practice and learning,  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-88-470-1824-2_4 fatcat:cjllz26cfbdbrmly5rygwuedte

PARTICIPATORY EXAMINATIONS IN ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING NETWORKS: LONGITUDINAL EVALUATION RESULTS

Jia Shen, Michael Bieber
2019 Online Learning  
Students in the participatory exam enjoyed the process significantly more than students in the traditional exam, and have higher overall preference for the exam mode, although their perceived learning  ...  This paper presents longitudinal evaluation results for an online participatory examination process in an information systems course over three semesters.  ...  We gratefully acknowledge partial funding support for this research by the United Participatory Examinations in Asynchronous Learning Networks: Longitudinal Evaluation Results  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v9i3.1787 fatcat:eokjpm7zljarrhkgg33yvrc6xa

THE MASTER OF DISTANCE EDUCATION PROGRAM: A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AND OLDENBURG UNIVERSITY

Eugene Rubin, Ulrich Bernath, Mark Parker
2019 Online Learning  
This award was given to the MDE "for an asynchronous, student-centered online graduate program that responds to the worldwide need for qualified managers of distance education programs in industry and  ...  On November 15, 2003, The Master of Distance Education (MDE) program at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) received the 2003 Sloan-C award for Most Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning  ...  The MDE is a graduate program that not only exemplifies the core characteristics of asynchronous learning networks (ALNs) but is also centered on ALNs and related distance education concepts in terms of  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v8i3.1821 fatcat:qm65bnvppvgdla3iv7mzmz6x6q
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