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Wang, Yu-mei; Chen, Der-Thanq – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
This article reports a holistic approach to assessing online discussions. This holistic approach integrates three assessment methods: assessment of learning, assessment for learning, and assessment as learning. Assessment of learning directly examines students' learning products to decide whether they have achieved the expected learning through…
Descriptors: Discussion, Holistic Approach, Online Courses, Evaluation Methods
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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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Rush, S. Craig; Partridge, Ashley; Wheeler, Joanna – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
One means of sustaining school operations when a disaster makes school buildings inaccessible or inoperable for an extended period of time is to use online and other communication technology to temporarily provide online schooling, also known as emergency online schools. However, the current literature on emergency online schools suggests that…
Descriptors: School Closing, Online Courses, Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters
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Warford, Mark K. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2014
SUNY-wide, the online horse has left the gate. Meanwhile, campuses contend with traditional means for evaluating teaching effectiveness that do not match up against the latest standards for online instruction. Following a discussion of some of the core considerations that individual campuses need to address in responding to Open SUNY, the author…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Online Courses
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Tang, Wendy; Westgate, Charles; Liu, Pao-Lo; Gouzman, Michael – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2014
The Online Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is a collaborative effort among three University Centers at SUNY (State University of New York), namely Stony Brook, Binghamton, and Buffalo. The program delivers the complete electrical engineering curriculum at the bachelor level to students online and asynchronously. Students, however,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning
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Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
The Internet has disrupted or threatened to disrupt the traditional business models in many different areas, including publishing, record companies, retail sales, motion pictures, and advertising. One potential source of disruption for higher education is online learning, especially the recent focus on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Can…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Mass Instruction, Large Group Instruction
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Wang, Yu-Mei; Chen, Derthanq Victor – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
Online learning space design becomes a significant issue with the proliferation of online learning in higher education. Never before has the instructor been given such a privilege in building and molding the learning space to fulfill his/her instructional aspirations. However, enormous challenges are present to the instructor in taking advantage…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Instructional Design, Web Based Instruction
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Gradel, Kathleen; Edson, Alden J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
This article focuses on meshing technology-enhanced learning with cooperative learning pedagogy, to address teaching/learning challenges in higher education online and hybrid courses. Illustrations of implementation are made using coursework exemplars. Start-up solutions and sample applications are summarized. The purposes of this article are to…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Group Activities, Educational Strategies, Online Courses
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Mountcastle, Amy – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
In the spring of 2009 I embarked on a teaching experiment in which I joined an online SUNY-Plattsburgh class taking my Anthropology of Human Rights course with a conventional class at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, where I was a visiting professor teaching the same course. My motivations were several, but prominent among them was to test the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Online Courses, College Faculty
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Pullan, Marie C. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
Education has changed as a result of technological advances. Distance learning, particularly online learning, has rapidly increased its presence in higher education. At the same time, a new generation of students characterized as being the first generation to grow up with the Internet, are entering college. This generation, commonly called…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Influence of Technology, Distance Education