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Mollenkopf, Dawn; Vu, Phu; Crow, Sherry; Black, Chilene – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2017
Although a growing number of students are accessing online learning programs, there are concerns about the quality of these programs. Multiple reports examined online program quality, but many of those studies had methodology and design issues that make it difficult to interpret the findings conclusively. This study attempted to address the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Conventional Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Vu, Phu; Fredrickson, Scott; Meyer, Richard – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2016
With a dearth of research on human-robot interaction in education and relatively high non-completion rates of online students, this study was conducted to determine the feasibility of using a virtual assistant (VA) to respond to questions and concerns of students and provide 24/7 online course content support. During a 16 week-long academic…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Robotics, Online Courses, Feasibility Studies
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Vu, Phu; Crow, Sherry R.; Fredrickson, Scott – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
This study examined the impact of adding game elements on students' performances in an online learning setting. Two intact online graduate level course sections were chosen for this study. Each course sections had 18 students. The results of the study showed that there were significant differences in the time students spent in their courses and…
Descriptors: Games, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Educational Strategies