VOL. 5, NO. 2; MARCH
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Mixed learning to prepare future distance learning: a technological outlook

Clern Greer


The Associate of Science of Nursing (ASN) programs in the United States typically adopt face-to-face teaching mode due to nursing field’s practice-oriented characteristic. Recently, more and more ASN programs have migrated to a blended mode where lectures are pre-recorded and hosted in a robust Course Management System, and the traditional face-to-face teaching is still conducted on regular basis to reinforce learning. For the RN-BSN programs, however, the online mode is the main format for support of full time working registered nurses. This paper presents an exploratory evaluation of a blended learning mode adopted by an ASN program in terms of students’ technology competence. The aim of this study is to investigate whether the blended learning mode of an associate nursing program can technologically prepare its students for their future distance education.

Online Cheating: A Qualitative Study

Amir Tarawneh


. The purpose of this study was to explore the ways students have cheated in online courses.  Ten students who had either cheated in online courses or knew of others who had cheated in online courses were interviewed for the study.  The participants’ responses to the interview questions were analyzed using qualitative methods of data analysis.  The results show that the majority of the participants had cheated or knew of someone who had cheated in online courses.  Working together with other students, referring to class notes, textbooks, and other useful course materials while taking online tests and quizzes, and using Internet resources were some of the methods students used to cheat in online courses.  One student reported that she was paid to complete an entire course for another student. This unique finding of the study can be labeled ‘paid impersonation.’