Asynchronous Learning Networks

Starr Roxanne Hilt, Jerry Fjermestad

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Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALNs) used computer-mediated communication to support online courses of study, in which anytime, anywhere access to interactions among the students and the teacher/facilitator is a key element. In addition to class discussions, other elements frequently incorporated are use of the World Wide Web and of web-based tutorials or simulations. A number of contingencies determine the extent to which ALN's are successful learning environments, including characteristics of the software used, whether the pedagogical techniques employed fit the medium, and characteristics of the individual learners. We have selected three papers which represent some of the basic objectives of research on Asynchronous Learning Networks. Our first paper by Catherine Middleton compares two asynchronous conferencing systems; the results are very interesting. The second paper by Urban Nulden discusses an educational philosophy for structuring asynchronous courses. The third paper, by Jane Leuthold discussed whether computer-based learning is right for everyone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8
Number of pages1
JournalProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 32nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-32 - Maui, HI, USA
Duration: Jan 5 1999Jan 8 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science


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