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Gascoigne, Carolyn; Parnell, Juliette – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
With the rise in online and hybrid courses at the post-secondary level, many institutions are offering various online learning readiness assessments to students who are considering these instructional formats. Following a discussion of the characteristics often attributed to successful online learners, as well as a review of a sample of the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Postsecondary Education
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Fontaine, Sherry J.; Cook, Shawn M. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
Engagement in co-curricular activities is a means of educating the whole student, providing an opportunity for the integration of academic, professional, and personal development. Residential programs offer students campus-based, co-curricular experiences that foster the development of student knowledge and personal development outside of the…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Extracurricular Activities
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Gascoigne, Carolyn; Parnell, Juliette – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
Persistence rates in foreign language study have been historically disappointing. This also tends to be the case for many hybrid and online courses, especially when contrasted with comparable face-to-face courses. Therefore, when transitioning foreign language coursework to online and hybrid formats, increased persistence rates and a large number…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Blended Learning, Online Courses, Academic Persistence