This analysis of the research literature seeks to gain insight into the study of effectiveness of Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALN). A database of material gathered from the papers reporting the studies is described. The current picture of that data is highlighted and discussed. Additional papers are expected to be supportive of a need for better research techniques in the ALN community.
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