Donna Dufner

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The research presented here studied thirty-three groups of student volunteers over a period of three weeks while the groups performed a series of teamwork tasks. To investigate the viability of Web-based group support tools for asynchronous learning networks, student volunteers from four widely distributed universities were assigned to one of four(More)
The research pilot presented here studied six student groups (N=30) using a CyberCollaboratory to perform the tasks necessary to complete a complex group project assignment in the asynchronous mode of communication. Each group was comprised of students from two major universities located over 500 miles apart and in different states. All students performed(More)
Although efficiency of state services depends increasingly on information systems, there is a dearth of theory to explain their management in government (Fountain, 2001; Caudle, 1996; National Commission on State and Local Public Service, 1993). Multidisciplinary research discussed and presented here demonstrates the lack of workable SISP models for state(More)
Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALNs), a form of elearning, use computer-mediated communication to sup-port the delivery of courses in which anytime, anywhere access to interactions among the students and between the instructor/facilitator and the students are key ele-ments. What constitutes an ALN software platform that supports and enhances collaborative(More)