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Issue No. 03 - May/June (2007 vol. 11)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 36-44
Jeffrey S. Saltz , New Jersey Institute of Technology
Starr Roxanne Hiltz , New Jersey Institute of Technology
Murray Turoff , New Jersey Institute of Technology
Katia Passerini , New Jersey Institute of Technology
The Integrated Participation Evaluation Tool (iPET) is a Web-based application combining social-network analysis and visualization to enable distance learning instructors and students to improve their participation in online discourse and so improve their overall learning experience. An analysis of the results obtained in a study using iPET in a distance learning context shows that iPET increases participation and motivation in distance learning courses without increasing facilitator workload.
Asynchronous learning networks (ALN), computer mediated communication, social network analysis, visualization

M. Turoff, K. Passerini, J. S. Saltz and S. R. Hiltz, "Increasing Participation in Distance Learning Courses," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 11, no. , pp. 36-44, 2007.
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