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Stark, Emily – Online Learning, 2019
The goal of this paper is to compare the motivations and learning strategies of online and face-to-face students, utilizing the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (Pintrich et al., 1993). Prior research (Crede & Phillips, 2011) suggests that motivation variables play a larger role in predicting student success in online courses…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Strategies, Online Courses, Questionnaires
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Magruder, Olysha; Arnold, Daniel A.; Moore, Shaun; Edwards, Mel – Online Learning, 2019
Instructional design positions in higher education require greater depth and breadth of knowledge, skill, and general competencies than the qualifications found in typical job descriptions and published industry competency sets (e.g., ibstpi). The eDesign Collaborative Research Team, a part of the University Professional Continuing Education…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Competence, Higher Education, Faculty Development
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Alward, Erin; Phelps, Yvonne – Online Learning, 2019
Universities are increasingly leveraging virtual teams into their organizational structure and strategic framework for many functions including academic administration and faculty leadership. One benefit of a virtual workforce is the ability to hire the most qualified individuals regardless of where they are physically located. As the virtual…
Descriptors: Leadership Qualities, Computer Mediated Communication, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Effectiveness
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Bedford, Laurie – Online Learning, 2019
The Professional Learning Community (PLC) has been used in higher education to provide a platform for faculty members to discuss challenges and build professional skills. While the virtual PLC (VPLC) is becoming a more acceptable delivery mechanism for faculty professional development, successful practices for designing these learning environments…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Social Media, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Berry, Sharla – Online Learning, 2019
A sense of community is central to student engagement and satisfaction. However, many students struggle with developing connections in online programs. Drawing on interviews with 13 instructors, this paper explores the strategies that they use to help students develop a sense of community in synchronous virtual classrooms. Four strategies for…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Sense of Community, College Faculty, Doctoral Programs
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Andrews Graham, D'Nita – Online Learning, 2019
Technology and distance education are on the rise in community colleges, four-year institutions, Ivy League colleges, research institutions, and technical colleges. One of the most significant phenomena occurring in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) today is distance education. Academic leaders can better implement professional…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Electronic Learning, Conventional Instruction, Black Colleges
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Singleton, Korey; Evmenova, Anya; Jerome, Marci Kinas; Clark, Kevin – Online Learning, 2019
This qualitative case study design examined the perspectives that instructional designers at a four-year research institution in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States have about integrating UDL strategies into the online course development process. The participants were six individuals involved in the online course development process: four…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Access to Education, Instructional Design, Research Universities
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Francis, Kimberly; Salter, Jodie; Costanzo, Lucia; Desmarais, Serge; Troop, Meagan; Parahoo, Rosheeka – Online Learning, 2019
This study examined whether writing skills could be taught to post-secondary students via online learning modules and what student perceptions of such a learning process were like. A pilot study of the modules--called "Scribe Hero"--was conducted in the Fall of 2017. Statistical analysis of quantitative data reveals an improvement in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Skill Development
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Pugh, Carol – Online Learning, 2019
Grounded in self-determination theory, this exploratory quantitative study investigated motivational profiles of bachelor's degree-seeking students at an online, for-profit university. Cluster analysis revealed two distinct motivational profiles (internally and externally regulated) of 158 students enrolled in a bachelor's degree program. The…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Student Motivation, Profiles, Bachelors Degrees
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Kumi-Yeboah, Alex – Online Learning, 2018
Online education has now become an integral part of the educational landscape in the United States and around the world, where it serves as the primary source of enrollment growth in higher education. The rising student population in online learning mandates instructors and instructional designers to be aware of the importance of cultural factors…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Collaboration, Cultural Influences, Learning Experience
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Wilton, Lesley – Online Learning, 2018
Despite the growth in online learning offerings in K-12 and higher education, limited research has been undertaken to better understand less visible online learning activities. Reading and rereading are not typically valued as important indicators of learning since the number or frequency of entries, words, or key phrases are usually visible and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Technology Uses in Education, Student Participation, Graduate Students
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Truhlar, Allison M.; Walter, M. Todd; Williams, Kimberly M. – Online Learning, 2018
As higher education institutions in United States offer online courses to growing audiences, there is increasing desire to understand how best to engage students with both course content and their peers. This case study examines the effects of assigning chat roles and facilitating self- and group reflection on student--content and student--student…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Course Content, Peer Relationship, Case Studies
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Zhu, Meina; Bonk, Curtis J.; Sari, Annisa R. – Online Learning, 2018
As massive open online courses (MOOCs) increase, the large scale and heterogeneity of MOOC participants bring myriad significant design challenges. This exploratory mixed methods study explores 143 MOOC instructors' considerations and challenges in designing MOOCs, 12 of whom were interviewed and had their courses analyzed. The survey, interview,…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology
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McKinney, Brinda K. – Online Learning, 2018
In addition to learning more about a topic, online discussion activities may be used to develop skills in reflective practice, critical evaluation, and leadership. Faculty members often spend a great amount of time and energy developing discussion assignments that will improve these skills and align with course learning outcomes. Students may feel…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Critical Thinking, Reflection, Assignments
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Chen, Baiyun; Bastedo, Kathleen; Howard, Wendy – Online Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine effective design elements for online courses in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields at a large four-year public university in southeastern United States. Our research questions addressed the influence of online design elements on students' perception of learning and learning…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, STEM Education
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