Lori B. Holcomb

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Distance education as a primary means of instruction is expanding significantly at the college and university level. Simultaneously, the growth of social networking sites (SNS) including Facebook, LinkedIn, and MySpace is also rising among today's college students. An increasing number of higher education instructors are beginning to combine distance(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the roles self-efficacy, specifically technology self-efficacy and distance education self-efficacy, and self-regulation play in students' learning via distance education. This study examines a system for evaluating distance education courses in a similar manner to those for traditional university courses.(More)
A growing number of nurse researchers travel globally to conduct research in poor and underserved populations in developing nations. These researchers, while well versed in research ethics, often find it difficult to apply traditional ethical standards to populations in developing countries. The problem of applying ethical standards across cultures is(More)
This paper represents an overview of our journey utilizing and integrating technology in the social studies context. We describe and explain our initial efforts that used Web 1.0 and then trace our development to our most recent project that incorporates and capitalizes on Web 2.0 technologies. We provide an in-depth look at the learning experiences we(More)
The first purpose of this study was to determine if a three part strategy cluster combining an anticipation/reaction guide, advance organizer, and Question Answer Relationship strategy significantly increases reading comprehension and content knowledge in students reading on a fourth grade level. Secondly, this study examined if the strategy cluster(More)
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