Aln


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Aln

A Swedish unit of length approximately equivalent to 59.4 centimeters. Its plural is alnar.
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The project began in January of 1994; by June of 1994 the ALN was up and running.
We developed a set of tools and processes for monitoring ALN activity, a back-up server, an on-line grading system that permits instructors to grade student assignments as they are submitted, and integrated the cross-platform-compatible CASE tools into the network.
80% felt that conventional courses were more boring than the ALN course
Students find the ALN more convenient and--much more importantly--a superb learning environment.
There is an enormous need for structure in an ALN environment, including:
Common course "look and feel," especially in a multiple course ALN
Hypothesized (maximum) quality ratios: -- 1 instructor for every 30 students -- 1 instructor + 1 ALN assistant per 50 students -- 1 instructor + 2 ALN assistants per 75 students
While we have worked to identify the educational critical success factors, there are a set of organizational conditions that are likely to predict ALN success.
It is also likely that faculty will--as always and ideally--be motivated to participate in the ALN educational and training process as part of their "normal duties," and not as an "overload.
Our plans include the conversion and delivery of additional courses, collection and analysis of additional data, implementation of full-scale self-pacing and refinement of an ALN "methodology" that can be transferred to other institutions.
We also plan to extend ALN-based education and training to additional domains, and to eventually offer an entire professional degree program via the ALN.