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  1. Putting the Community Back into Community Networks: A Content Analysis

    Michael A. Horning

    Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society Vol. 27, No. 5 (2007) pp. 417–426

    This study examines the role that community networks can take in fulfilling McQuail's call for a more democratic-participant form of mass media. Community networks, which are online grassroots... More

    pp. 417-426

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  2. Institutional Issues when Distance Learning Joins the Mainstream

    Steven G. Sachs

    New Directions for Community Colleges Vol. 128 (2004) pp. 23–30

    Distance learning began as an institutional innovation, but as the field matures it faces challenges in finding its place in the community college mainstream. This chapter describes the best... More

    pp. 23-30

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  3. Access and Technology

    Lemuel W. Watson

    New Directions for Community Colleges Vol. 128 (2004) pp. 31–38

    Community colleges are well positioned to provide underserved student populations with access to computer technology. This chapter explores the issues of access and technology from multiple... More

    pp. 31-38

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  4. Oregon's Seventeen-Member Statewide Distance Learning Collaborative

    Cynthia R. Andrews

    New Directions for Community Colleges Vol. 128 (2004) pp. 65–72

    This chapter recounts Oregon community colleges' challenges and successes in developing a statewide distance learning consortium. More

    pp. 65-72

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  5. Meeting the Next Phase of Challenges

    Lenoar Foster

    New Directions for Community Colleges Vol. 128 (2004) pp. 73–78

    Community colleges face a variety of challenges as they seek to expand innovative and effective uses of technology. This chapter discusses questions that must be answered as colleges move into the ... More

    pp. 73-78

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  6. Policy: The Inconspicuous Barrier to Expanding E-Learning in Community Colleges

    Bruce N. Chaloux

    New Directions for Community Colleges Vol. 128 (2004) pp. 79–84

    Based on regional and national perspectives developed by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), this chapter examines policy barriers to e-learning and related challenges community colleges ... More

    pp. 79-84

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  7. Sources and Information for Distance Educators

    Veronica Diaz

    New Directions for Community Colleges Vol. 128 (2004) pp. 85–91

    This chapter presents additional information and resources for distance educators at community colleges, focusing in particular on the Americans with Disabilities Act, the TEACH Act, and learning... More

    pp. 85-91

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  8. Connecting to the Larger World: Distance Education in Rural Community Colleges

    Brent D. Cejda

    New Directions for Community Colleges Vol. 137 (2007) pp. 87–98

    This chapter reviews the literature on the status of distance education in rural community colleges, and addresses issues rural community colleges face in implementing distance education. (Contains... More

    pp. 87-98

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  9. Distance Education in Rural Community Colleges

    Brent D. Cejda

    Community College Journal of Research and Practice Vol. 31, No. 4 (April 2007) pp. 291–303

    In the mid-1990s, distance education seemed to hold the future for rural community colleges. As distance education has moved to Internet-based technologies, concern has been raised about the... More

    pp. 291-303

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  10. Transformation of Student Success

    Millicent Woods

    Community College Journal of Research and Practice Vol. 31, No. 6 (June 2007) pp. 485–486

    Online Student Service provides all Houston Community College (HCC) students and its surrounding community access to college information 24/7. Queries may be made regarding the admissions process, ... More

    pp. 485-486

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  11. An Actor-Network Critique of Community in Higher Education: Implications for Networked Learning

    Steve Fox

    Studies in Higher Education Vol. 30, No. 1 (February 2005) pp. 95–110

    The article provides an actor-network critique of ideas on community that are influential in higher education and draws implications for networked learning theory and practice. Networked learning... More

    pp. 95-110

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  12. Community and Virtual Community

    David Ellis, Rachel Oldridge & Ana Vasconcelos

    Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST) Vol. 38 (2004) pp. 145–86

    Presents a literature review that covers the following topics related to virtual communities: (1) information and virtual community; (2) virtual communities and communities of practice; (3) virtual... More

    pp. 145-86

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  13. Preserving and Affirming Rural Values through the Curriculum

    Anne Wright

    Educational Forum Vol. 68, No. 1 (2003) pp. 32–41

    Set within the context of New Zealand's national curriculum and culture, a case study describes how a small rural school developed a curriculum designed to preserve the values of its community.... More

    pp. 32-41

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  14. Community Colleges and Cybersecurity Education

    Elizabeth J. Teles & R Corby Hovis

    Community College Journal Vol. 73, No. 4 (2002) pp. 22–25

    Describes recent federal legislation (H.R. 3394) that charges the National Science Foundation with offering more grants to colleges and universities for degree programs in computer and network... More

    pp. 22-25

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  15. Sense of Community, Perceived Cognitive Learning, and Persistence in Asynchronous Learning Networks

    Alfred P. Rovai

    Internet and Higher Education Vol. 5, No. 4 (2002) pp. 319–32

    Describes a study of graduate students that determined if a relationship existed between sense of community and cognitive learning in an online distance education environment. Results of the... More

    pp. 319-32

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  16. Wireless Computing in the Library: A Successful Model at St. Louis Community College

    Janice K. Patton

    Community & Junior College Libraries Vol. 10, No. 3 (2001) pp. 11–16

    Describes the St. Louis Community College (Missouri) library's use of laptop computers in the instruction lab as a way to save space and wiring costs. Discusses the pros and cons of wireless... More

    pp. 11-16

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  17. Community Computing and Citizen Productivity

    Jeffrey T. Grabill

    Computers and Composition Vol. 20, No. 2 (2003) pp. 131–50

    Focuses on the development of a community computing network in an Atlanta, Georgia neighborhood. Aims to help a community use information technologies to enhance more effectively the life of the... More

    pp. 131-50

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  18. Copyright, Intellectual Property, and Distance Education in Community Colleges

    Dana S. Peterman

    Community College Journal of Research and Practice Vol. 26, No. 9 (2002) pp. 753–757

    Offers resources indexed in ERIC that can help community college administrators, librarians, and faculty navigate the legal landscapes of distance education, copyright, and other intellectual... More

    pp. 753-757

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  19. Distance Learning in Community Colleges; Leadership Challenges for Change and Development

    Deborah L. Floyd

    Community College Journal of Research and Practice Vol. 27, No. 4 (2003) pp. 337–347

    Argues that by skillful leading and investment in professional development programs, community college leaders can facilitate the successful transformation of campuses into centers of technology... More

    pp. 337-347

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  20. Going the Last Mile: Connecting Virginia's Community Colleges

    Larry Hengehold

    Community College Journal Vol. 72, No. 2 (2001) pp. 50–54

    Reports that Virginia's community colleges have joined the partnership to establish a statewide Internet2 (I2) next-generation network. I2 will provide enough bandwidth capacity to allow robust... More

    pp. 50-54

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