This paper provides an overview of the SUNY Learning Network (SLN) and reports on research conducted to determine whether and how students are learning within this asynchronous learning environment. The three studies reported here indicate that, for the several thousand students who responded to their respective surveys, SLN was both highly satisfactory and an environment conducive to high levels of learning. These reports point to the centrality of the sense of community created and supported by faculty-to- student and student-to-student interaction in asynchronous learning networks.
ALN, Online Learning, Higher Education, Evaluation
Shea, P., Fredericksen, E., Pickett, A., Pelz, W., & Swan, K. (2001). Measures of learning effectiveness in the SUNY Learning Network. Online education, 2, 31-54.
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|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|In Publication||Online Education|
|Type of Research||Quantitative|
|Research Design||Survey research (qualitative or quantitative)|
|Intervention/Areas of Study|
|Level of Analysis|
|Specific Populations Examined||Other|
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|Student Sample Size||500 +|