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Spector, J. Michael; Ifenthaler, Dirk; Sampson, Demetrios G. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2016
Digital systems and digital technologies are globally investigated for their potential to transform learning, teaching and assessment towards offering unique learning experiences to the twenty-first century learners. This Special Issue on "Digital systems supporting cognition and exploratory learning in twenty-first century" aims to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Cognitive Processes, Discovery Learning, Educational Psychology
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Abdous, M'hammed – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2011
As a multidimensional construct which requires multiple competencies, online teaching is forcing universities to rethink traditional faculty roles and competencies. With this consideration in mind, this paper presents a process-oriented framework structured around three sequential non-linear phases: (1) "before": preparing, planning, and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Models
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Burnett, Dana D.; Collins, Natalia D. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2010
Public higher education is currently experiencing a decline in financial support from state governments, an acceleration of enrollment growth, and a shift from a transformational to a transactional student relationship. Private institutions are also struggling with increasing operational costs, and decreases in revenue from endowments and…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Tuition
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Feen-Calligan, Holly – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2008
This article describes the development and assessment of a graduate level online art therapy class. An introduction briefly defines art therapy and the need for distance learning in this field. The challenges inherent in teaching art therapy online, including working with art media and developing appropriate interpersonal skills and group…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Distance Education, Course Objectives, Group Dynamics
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Bishop, M. J.; Hyclak, Tom; Yerk-Zwickl, Sherri – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2007
This paper describes the three-year evolution of an online Economics I course, reports on student outcomes and evaluations, and discusses the lessons learned. Results show that, as the course evolved from an instructor-led to a student-centered learning pedagogical model, several indicators of completing students' learning and satisfaction with…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Economics
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Rynearson, Kimberly; Kerr, Marcel S. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2005
Several versions of a Web-based graduate-level course in statistics are described. In the final version, the experiential aspects of a face-to-face course in statistics are maintained through frequent interaction between the instructor and students using digital video lectures that depict real-time statistical computations. The use of text-based…
Descriptors: Statistics, Instructional Effectiveness, Television, Online Courses
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Herrington, Jan; Reeves, Thomas C.; Oliver, Ron; Woo, Younghee – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2004
Influenced by constructivist educational theory and advances in technology, there is increasing interest in authentic activities as a basis for learning in both face-to-face and Web-based courses. Whereas traditionally, real-world activities have primarily served as vehicles for practice of skills or processes that are taught using traditional…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Instructional Design, Online Courses, Internet
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Gunawardena, Charlotte N.; Jennings, Barbara; Ortegano-Layne, Ludmila C.; Frechette, Casey; Carabajal, Kayleigh; Lindemann, Ken; Mummert, Julia – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2004
This paper discusses the development of a new instructional design model based on socioconstructivist learning theories and distance education principles for the design of online wisdom communities and the efficacy of the model drawing on evaluation results from its implementation in Fall 2002. The model, Final Outcome Centered Around Learner…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Instructional Design, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Thompson, Melody M. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2004
Evaluation activities provide vital information on which to base planning and implementation decisions related to today's rapidly changing educational environment. This article discusses the context of and rationale for the rigorous, well-planned evaluation of online courses and programs; differentiates among evaluation, assessment, and research;…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Program Evaluation, Course Evaluation, Educational Research
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Barron, Ann E. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2003
Presents an overview of the features of course management systems as they pertain to teaching online courses. Specifically, it identifies tools and techniques related to the effective use of management features, assessment options, instructional activities, and communication in online courses. (EV)
Descriptors: Computer Managed Instruction, Higher Education, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction
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McNaught, Carmel – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2003
Describes a program at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia to draw on the skills and enthusiasm of early technology adopters by appointing them as Learning Technology Mentors to work with colleagues in their departments. (EV)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Mentors
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O'Donoghue, John; Singh, Gurmak – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2001
Considers the relationship between pedagogy and technology in driving changes in education in the 21st century and assesses the efficacy of new learning environments. Describes effects on university organizational structure resulting from information technology; addresses funding and staff, impact on management, changing role of lecturers, changes…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Information Technology
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Palmer, Stuart; Tulloch, William – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2001
Describes online learning in engineering at Deakin University in Australia, including: flexible engineering programs, computer-based learning, progression from individual efforts to formal centralized control, costs of information technology, experiences with grant-funded development projects, managing development of online material, student…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Instructional Innovation