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Hunt, Brittany D.; Oyarzun, Beth – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2020
With Native American college matriculation on the rise and with online learning increasing in popularity, a need exists to bridge the two and to develop online learning practices that are culturally responsive. Kirkness and Barnhardt identify four principles central to American Indian education: respect, relevance, reciprocity, and responsibility.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, American Indian Students, Ethnography, American Indian Education
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Zhang, Yabo; Qian, Aiping; Pi, Zhongling; Yang, Jiumin – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
Massive open online courses are one of the most prominent trends in higher education in recent years. Instructional videos play a significant role in the massive open online courses platform. This study tested the impact of sending danmaku related to video content versus sending danmaku not related to video content versus not sending danmaku in…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Online Courses, Technology Uses in Education, Academic Achievement
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Wang, Yu-Mei – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
Online discussion had been proliferating on university campuses in U.S. higher education. Nevertheless, the quality of student postings had been a concern. Research showed that assessment played an important role in promoting the success of online discussion. This article reported a design-based research on designing, implementing, and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Online Courses
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Peddibhotla, Naren; Jani, Arpan – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2019
There are many challenges to simulate the experience of a professional facing a complex situation in a discussion of a case study using an online discussion forum. The current research examines the role of two aspects of discussion forum format (group size and discussion structure) on two outcome variables (student engagement and learning). We…
Descriptors: Discussion Groups, Learner Engagement, Instructional Effectiveness, Class Size
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Domingo, Jelia R.; Bradley, Elizabeth Gates – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
The purpose of this study was to ascertain student perceptions of the use and value of three-dimensional virtual environments. A grounded theory approach was used to gather and examine data. Just over half of student participants reported positive experiences. However, most experienced technical difficulties. Despite the technical challenges of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Computer Simulation, Grounded Theory, Online Courses
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O'Connor, Eileen A. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
Within an online science teacher education course, an important although secondary goal was to prepare students for a high-stakes licensure portfolio at some time after course completion. Thus, various communication technologies including synchronous virtual reality meetings and asynchronous student self-created video commentaries were interwoven…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Virtual Classrooms, Online Courses, Science Education
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Gonzalez, Michelle; Moore, Noreen S. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
This qualitative case study examined the influence of the use of VoiceThread technology on the feedback process for thesis writing in two online asynchronous graduate courses. The influence on instructor feedback process and graduate student writers' perceptions of the use of VoiceThread were the foci of the study. Master's-level students (n = 18)…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Educational Technology, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Sra, Pushp; Chakraborty, Pinaki – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have lately emerged as an effective form of distance education. Computer science is one of those disciplines in which MOOCs are quite common. We conducted a survey to know the opinion of computer science instructors and undergraduate students on MOOCs in an Indian university in March 2018. Of the 26 instructors…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Pilkington, Olga A. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
Active learning and online education have become important aspects of knowledge delivery. Nevertheless, little research exists on how active learning techniques can be implemented in an online environment. Deliberate equivalence of methods and materials for onsite and online delivery mechanisms is often seen as a strong point in favor of a…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Online Courses, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Quong, Jennifer; Snider, Sharla L.; Early, Jody – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a closed social media platform as an online tool to facilitate interactions among students and faculty participating in online and hybrid courses at a public university in North Texas (n = 330). Survey methods were used to measure undergraduate and graduate students' perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Blended Learning, Online Courses, Social Media
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Kebritchi, Mansureh; Lipschuetz, Angie; Santiague, Lilia – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
Online education changes all components of teaching and learning in higher education. Many empirical studies have been conducted to examine issues in delivering online courses; however, few have synthesized prior studies and provided an overview on issues in online courses. A review of literature using Cooper's framework was conducted to identify…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Barbour, Michael K.; Harrison, Kelly Unger – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
While K-12 online learning in the United States has increased exponentially, the ability of teacher education programs to adequately prepare teachers to design, deliver, and support has been deficient. A small number of universities have begun to address this deficit through the introduction of graduate certificates in online teaching. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Curriculum Design
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Bailey, Tabitha L.; Brown, Abbie – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Recommendations for planning and development of online student services based on a review of the literature on research conducted in a variety of college settings. Focus topics include the institutional website, help desks and information centers, student orientation, academic support, and library services.
Descriptors: Online Systems, Web Sites, College Students, Services
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Strang, Kenneth David – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
This article starts with a detailed literature review of recent studies that focused on using learning analytics software or learning management system data to determine the nature of any relationships between online student activity and their academic outcomes within university-level business courses. The article then describes how data was…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Computer Software, Academic Achievement
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Yeou, Mohamed – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Moodle and other web-based learning systems have become very popular in higher education. Their success will not be achieved if students fail to use such systems. The present study investigates university student's attitudes regarding the use of Moodle. Forty-seven students from a Moroccan university were involved in the study. The students…
Descriptors: Investigations, Blended Learning, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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