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Kennan, Shannon; Bigatel, Paula; Stockdale, Susan; Hoewe, Jennifer – Online Learning, 2018
This study contributes to the growing body of literature about what makes a successful online learning environment. Specifically, it addresses assumptions made about online learning environments--regarding self-determination and adult learners--by measuring students' perceptions and preferences for teaching behaviors that they believe help them…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Sahawneh, Faris George; Benuto, Lorraine T. – Online Learning, 2018
Servant leadership has the potential to improve student satisfaction within online learning. However, the relationship between servant leadership and student satisfaction in an online environment had not yet been understood at the level of the individual instructor. The purpose of this quantitative, correlational study was to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Leadership Styles
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Loizzo, Jamie; Ertmer, Peggy A.; Watson, William R.; Watson, Sunnie Lee – Online Learning, 2017
Despite the increased attention given to MOOCs over the last four years, learners' voices have been noticeably absent. This virtual ethnographic study was designed to examine the experiences of 12 adult learners with bachelors' and masters' degrees, enrolled in a four-week MOOC on the topic of human trafficking. Through the lenses of self-directed…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Knapke, Jacqueline; Haynes, Erin; Breen, Julie; Kuhnell, Pierce; Smith, Laura; Meinzen-Derr, Jareen – Online Learning, 2016
In the last two decades, online learning has transformed the field of higher education. Also during this time, institutions of higher education have seen increases in their adult learner populations. The flexibility and accessibility of an online education model is often particularly appealing to adult learners, who bring unique needs,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Epidemiology, Andragogy, Academic Achievement
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Taylor, Jean M.; Dunn, Margie; Winn, Sandra K. – Online Learning, 2015
A team of instructional designers, educators, and the School of Liberal Arts (SLA) academic program coordinator from a nonprofit online college, collaborated on producing short voice-over videos with interactive elements that address the most common technology frustrations of beginning students. These videos were inserted into the "Start…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Online Courses, Virtual Universities, Pilot Projects
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Starr-Glass, David – Online Learning, 2015
In online distance learning environments military learners may not stand out or be particularly distinctive from their non-military peers. However, military learners do possess a degree of difference that needs to be recognized. The military can be considered to possess a Janusian culture--two distinctive cultural patterns that emerge in different…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Military Personnel, Distance Education
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Cass, David; Hammond, Shane – Online Learning, 2015
This paper presents two unique yet confluent perspectives regarding the use of technology to support student veterans in college, and is meant to ignite discussion of the blending of high impact practices with technology to promote their academic success. The authors highlight the historical trends of student veterans in the academy and discuss…
Descriptors: Success, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Students
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Ladyshewsky, Richard; Pettapiece, Ronald G. – Online Learning, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore how post-graduate students in a fully online business course used information communication technology during a virtual peer coaching experience. In this exploration of technology use it was found students required additional guidance in the use of technologies such as email, telephone calling, and more…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Information Technology, Graduate Students, Online Courses
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Johnson, Bruce A. – Online Learning, 2014
The purpose of this case study was to explore the application and outcome of appreciative inquiry as an online instructional strategy for the development of three specific factors: adult learner motivation, engagement, and performance. Appreciative andragogy was an original phrase developed for this study and is an adaptation of appreciative…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Inquiry, Case Studies, Andragogy