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This paper describes research investigating the effectiveness of web-based virtual learning environments by comparing them to traditional classroom environments. A conceptual framework is proposed contrasting the effectiveness of these two environments using both objectivist and constructivist learning models. Although technology may serve as a mediator(More)
While the concepts of organizational learning and knowledge management are essential in industry, relatively little attention has been devoted to how these same concepts can be applied to higher education. Despite the ready availability of the Internet and the World Wide Web, and the increasing familiarity of faculty and students with these tools, many(More)
OBJECTIVE Persons with colon cancer experience considerable psychological stress due to physical and social changes brought on by illness, increasing their risk of depressive disorder (DD). We examine the prevalence of DD and depressive symptoms and determine baseline demographic, social, psychological, and physical health correlates. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose was to determine the short-term course of depression among dialysis patients in Saudi Arabia and identify baseline characteristics that may influence course. METHODS Thirty-nine dialysis patients in Jeddah, SA, were identified with subthreshold, minor, or major depressive disorders using the Structured Clinical Interview for(More)
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