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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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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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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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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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Martin, Florence; Ndoye, Abdou; Wilkins, Patricia – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2016
Quality Matters is recognized as a rigorous set of standards that guide the designer or instructor to design quality online courses. We explore how Quality Matters standards guide the identification and analysis of learning analytics data to monitor and improve online learning. Descriptive data were collected for frequency of use, time spent, and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Quality, Standards, Trend Analysis
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Sato, Eriko; Sohn, Heejeong; Chen, Julian ChengChiang; Adebowale, Kayode C. V.; Jourdain, Sarah – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
Our pilot project created blended/online courses to accommodate the growing needs of precollegiate and collegiate students interested in learning Korean and Japanese. In the initial phase, we conducted a survey of students' experiences with and perceptions about blended/online Asian language learning. We found a general lack of familiarity with,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Korean
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Luyt, Ilka – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
The globalization of online courses has transformed online learning into cross-cultural learning spaces. Students from non-English backgrounds are enrolling in credit-bearing courses and must adjust their thinking and writing to adapt to online practices. Online courses have as their aim the construction of knowledge, but students' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learning Experience, Global Approach, Cross Cultural Studies
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O'Connor, Eileen – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
Given the challenges facing higher education in the fast-changing educational and social environment, what can be learned from an instructor who has braved the rapidly changing stream of technologies and has subsequently developed a personal and productive approach to using emerging technologies to teach better and farther? What aspects of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Distance Education, Online Courses, Social Environment
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Brouse, Corey H.; McKnight, Kelly R.; Basch, Charles E.; LeBlanc, Michael – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
In order to gain a better understanding of the ways in which an instructor could enhance an on-line learning experience, we surveyed 96 students enrolled in on-line Health Promotion and Wellness courses. Almost all respondents felt that sending e-mailed reminders and posting announcements on the course was very important or important for enhancing…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Learning Experience, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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O'Connor, Eileen A. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
To determine if and how using immersive virtual platforms might further educational purposes, the report examines three graduate, teacher-education, online courses that were conducted in part in Second Life (SL). By studying students' SL-related debriefings and assignments, by considering the type, format, and scheduling of SL events, and by…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teacher Education Programs, Online Courses, Computer Uses in Education