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									Andrade, M., & Bunker, E. (2009, May). A model for self-regulated distance language learning.

       Distance Education, 30(1), 47-61. Retrieved July 18, 2009,

       doi:10.1080/01587910902845956


Andrade, who is an associate dean at the University College at Utah Valley specializing in

curriculum development, collaborated with Bunker who is the distance learning coordinator at

Brigham Young University to conduct research using case studies on self regulated distance

learning. Citing existing literature, the authors contend that there should be a new model in

course design for distance learning. This model should ensure that students will have adequate

support from the instructor. The case studies measured journaled student responses regarding

study habits and researcher led writing prompts. The initial findings indicated a need for more

self regulated but structured learning. Although the researchers concentrated on English as a

Second Language courses, consideration could have been given to regular English courses and

recommendations should have been given for the improvement of content delivery.
Roby, D. (2004, September). Research on School Attendance and Student Achievement: A Study

       of Ohio Schools. Educational Research Quarterly, 28(1), 3-14. Retrieved July 18, 2009,

       from Academic Search Complete database.



Roby, a professor of education at Wright State University conducted research on the correlation

of school attendance and student achievement in the Ohio school system by analyzing the results

of proficiency tests. To support his hypothesis, Roby attempted to answer research questions by

using benchmark attendance data to see if there was a statistically significant positive affect of

attendance on the academic achievement of students in certain grade levels. The findings show

that increased attendance does have a positive impact on student performance on standardized

testing. The author suggests a need for future examination of the correlation between student

attendance and academic achievement and options to reduce absenteeism.

								
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