IRB

Tonight I took a tutorial required for anyone seeking approval from the IRB.  At this point I'm not sure whether I will collect data this semester, since my paper will be a "theoretical framework" paper and not a research one per se.  However, it's good to take the tutorial and be made aware of the … Continue reading IRB

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Garrison, Anderson & Archer: CoI + Conversation

Although I've read quite a few articles by one or more of these three authors, and seen this particular article cited numerous times, this may be the first time I've read this exact article.  I looked at it primarily as an example of a theoretical framework paper, but nearing the middle, realized I must not … Continue reading Garrison, Anderson & Archer: CoI + Conversation

Second Look at Holmberg: Theoretical Framework

I've reread one of the articles by Holmberg, looking at it as an example of a theoretical framework paper. Here are essentially the steps to the structure of this article: First, Holmberg defines theory and distance education, the context in which his theory will operate. Then he presents his own theory of conversation and empathy, … Continue reading Second Look at Holmberg: Theoretical Framework

Carabajal, Lapointe & Gunawardena on Online Learning Groups

Either I'm especially tired tonight (and tired of battling a cold), or this article does not do the best job of helping the reader follow the issues of group development. The authors want to review and overview group development models.  In doing so they discuss multiple models, but I don't feel like I'm coming away … Continue reading Carabajal, Lapointe & Gunawardena on Online Learning Groups