Blended Learning and Sense of Community: A Comparative Analysis with Traditional and Fully Online Graduate Courses

  title={Blended Learning and Sense of Community: A Comparative Analysis with Traditional and Fully Online Graduate Courses},
  author={Alfred P. Rovai and Hope M. Jordan},
  journal={The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning},
  • A. P. RovaiH. Jordan
  • Published 1 August 2004
  • Education
  • The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning
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