Melissa L. Layne

American Public University System
Research and Development

111 West Congress Avenue
Charles Town, West Virginia
USA
25414
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My research agenda includes topics on student retention, adaptive and personalized learning, multi-user virtual environments, self-paced instructional design and implementation, text analytics, informal learning, and quality assurance in online learning at the institutional, program and course levels.

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Burgess, M. L., Benge, C. L., Onwuegbuzie, A. J., and M. H. Mallette. 2012. "Doctoral Students' Reasons for Reading Empirical Research Articles: A Mixed Analysis." Journal of Effective Teaching 12 (3):5-33.
URL: http://www.uncw.edu/cte/et/articles/Vol12_3/Onwuegbuzie.pdf
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Onwuegbuzie, A. J. and M. L. Burgess. 2011. "Mixed Methods Research." The Concise Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
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'Burgess, M. L. and D. Caverly. 2011. TechTalk: Revisiting the Community of Inquiry (CoI) Model as an Online Distance Education Framework in Developmental Reading." Journal of Developmental Education.
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Burgess, M. L., Price, D., and D. Caverly. 2012. "Digital Literacies in Multi User Virtual Environments Among College Level Developmental Readers." Journal of College Reading and Learning.
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Boston, W., Ice, P. and M. Burgess. 2012. "Assessing Student Retention in Online Learning Environments: A Longitudinal Study." Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration 14 (2).
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Ice, P., Burgess, M., Beals, J. and J. Staley. 2012. "Aligning Curriculum and Evidencing Learning Effectiveness Using Semantic Mapping of Learning Assets." International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. 7( 2):26-32.
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Ice, P., Diaz, S., Swan, K., Burgess, M., Sharkey, M., Sherrill, J., Huston, D. and H. Okimoto. 2012. "The PAR Framework Proof of Concept: Initial Findings from a Multi-Institutional Analysis of Federated Post-Secondary Data." Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks 16 (3):63-86.
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Patrizi, C., Ice, P. and M. Burgess. 2013. "Semantic Mapping of Learning Assets to Align Curriculum and Evidence Learning Effectiveness in Business Education." Business Education and Accreditation 5 (1):117-128.
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Powell, K., Stephens-Helm, J., Layne, M. and P. Ice. 2012. "Quantifying Online Learning Contact Hours." Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research 2 (2):80-93.
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Layne, M., Boston, W. & Ice, P. 2013. "A Longitudinal Study of Online Learners: Shoppers, Swirlers, Stoppers, and Succeeders as a Function of Demographic Characteristics." Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration 16 (2).
URL: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/summer162/layne_boston_ice162.html
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Layne, M., Ice, P. & Wallace, E. 2013. "Using Text Analytics for Surveys Model and the Community of Inquiry to Measure Students' Perceptions of Teaching Presence in an Online Environment." Journal of Advanced Distributed Learning Technology 1 (3-4):14 – 22.
URL: http:// http://jadlet.com/index.php/jadlet/article/view/24
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Williams, T., Layne, M., Ice, P. 2014. "Online Faculty Perceptions on Effective Faculty Mentoring: A Qualitative Study." Online Journal Distance Learning Administration 17 (2).

Substantive Focus:
Education Policy SECONDARY
International Relations
Science and Technology Policy PRIMARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation SECONDARY

Keywords

ONLINE LEARNING HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES INTERNET LEARNING