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Danielson, L. (2004, May). Lessons from cyberspace: How on-line learning changes students, teachers, and schools. Presentation at the annual conference of the Manitoba Association for Distributed Learning and Training, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Retrieved from

A presentation focused on the lessons learned through teaching online. Topics included strategies for facilitating student's transformation from the teacher-controlled to the self-directed; suggestions of simplified course design stages; roles of technologies in online learning and responsibilities of educators for diffusion of innovations.

Dibbon, D. & Stevens, K. (2008). A Three-Step Process for the Development of Online Communities of Practice for New Teachers. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 4081-4083). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Dibbon, D. & Stevens, K. (2002). A New Dimension of Teaching in Digital Learning Environments - Teaching Teachers to Teach Between Schools. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (pp. 87-91). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

A paper where the authors discussed the development of Advanced Placement web-based course through the Vista School District Digital Intranet in Newfoundland and Labrador. The authors focused on the coordination of educational resources among schools to maximize the learning opportunities for the isolated students in rural areas. The theme covered by the authors included hardware preparation, shift from closed to open environments, coordination of resources, as well as the pedagogy of e-learning.

Dodd, C., Kirby, D., Seifert, T., & Sharpe, D. (2009). The impact of high school distance e-learning experience on rural students’ university achievement and persistence. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 12(1). Retrieved from

A paper focused on the impact of high school online learning experiences on rural students' performance and persistence in the first year of university. The authors categorized students at Memorial University of Newfoundland into distance education students who had one or more online courses in high school and non-distance education students. They utilized archival student data and compared students performance and persistence between the two groups, and found that rural students who had online course experience were more motivated to achieve and persist within the university environment.

Dueckman, S. (2006, February). The top 10 things I've learning as an online teacher. Presentation at the Leading Learning Conference, Toronto Ontario.

A presentation describing the author's online teaching experiences at both high school and university level, focusing on 10 things learned about the roles and responsibilities of teachers, students and parents in online learning.

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