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Baldwin, Sally J.; Trespalacios, Jesús – Online Learning, 2017
Chickering and Gamson's (1987) "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" offers extensively researched and validated tenets for best practices in higher education. After a review of the literature, twenty-eight evaluation instruments currently used to design and review online courses in higher education institutions…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Best Practices, Evaluation Methods, Undergraduate Study
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Parson, Vanessa; Bignell, Simon – Online Learning, 2017
Three-dimensional multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) have the potential to provide experiential learning qualitatively similar to that found in the real world. MUVEs offer a pedagogically-driven immersive learning opportunity for educationalists that is cost-effective and enjoyable. A family of digital virtual avatars was created within…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Simulation, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods
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Epp, Carrie Demmans; Phirangee, Krystle; Hewitt, Jim – Online Learning, 2017
Fostering a strong sense of community among students within online courses is essential to supporting their learning experience. However, there is little consensus about how different facilitation methods influence students' sense of community or behaviors. This lack of understanding means instructors do not have the information they need to…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Online Courses, Time Factors (Learning), Program Length
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Dorner, Helga; Kumar, Swapna – Online Learning, 2017
This study examines Hungarian pre-service and inservice teachers' satisfaction (n = 154) with the Mentored Innovation Model (MIM), an online collaborative mentoring model focused on technology integration. The Kano model was applied to results from two surveys to identify conditions in the MIM that most contribute to overall satisfaction with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Computer Mediated Communication, Mentors
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Robinson, Heather A.; Kilgore, Whitney; Warren, Scott J. – Online Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify emergent themes regarding higher education instructors' perceptions concerning the provision of collaborative learning activities and opportunities in their online classroom. Through semi-structured interviews, instructors described their teaching experiences and reported specifically about the online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Cooperative Learning, Learning Activities, Semi Structured Interviews
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Hoey, Rebecca – Online Learning, 2017
Teaching presence facilitates students' social and cognitive presence in online courses. Instructor interaction in discussion forums, a widely adopted instructional strategy, establishes teaching presence but research on the optimal frequency and content of instructor interaction in discussion is underdeveloped. This research evaluated 1625…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, College Faculty, Graduate Students, Teacher Student Relationship
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Mohr, Sandra Coswatte; Shelton, Kaye – Online Learning, 2017
Online learning is now a common practice in higher education. Because of the continued online enrollment growth, higher educational institutions must prepare faculty throughout their teaching career for learning theory, technical expertise, and pedagogical shifts for teaching in the online environment. This study presents best practices for…
Descriptors: Best Practices, College Faculty, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses
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Romero-Hall, Enilda; Vicentini, Cristiane – Online Learning, 2017
This paper reports on a case study investigating distance learners participating in graduate-level hybrid synchronous instruction. This research helps inform the design of hybrid synchronous instruction in which face-to-face and distance learners engage in class sessions. Data were collected using electronic journals, individual interviews, and a…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Distance Education, Blended Learning, Case Studies
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Bonafini, Fernanda Cesar; Chae, Chungil; Park, Eunsung; Jablokow, Kathryn Weed – Online Learning, 2017
Engagement in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is based on students who self-organize their participation according to their own goals and interests. Visual materials such as videos and discussion forums are basic ways of engaging students in MOOCs. Student achievement in MOOCs is typically measured using assessments distributed throughout the…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Video Technology, Academic Achievement
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Blackmon, Stephanie J.; Major, Claire H. – Online Learning, 2017
Although MOOCs are a much-discussed topic in higher education, conversations about MOOCs do not often include details regarding the nuanced nature of these courses. What do people mean when they use the term MOOC? In the current work, we delve into the variations of MOOCs, and we put a typology we previously created into practice. Our goal with…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Cole, Andrew William; Nicolini, Kristine M.; Anderson, Christopher; Bunton, Thomas; Cherney, Maura R.; Fisher, Valerie Cronin; Draeger, Richard, Jr.; Featherston, Michelle; Motel, Laura; Peck, Brittnie; Allen, Mike – Online Learning, 2017
Much research into college student motivation focuses on traditional face-to-face (FtF) classroom settings. Building from previous research in Feedback Intervention Theory (Kluger & DeNisi, 1996) and the Community of Inquiry framework (Anderson, Rourke, Garrison, & Archer, 2001; Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 1999), this study sought to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, Online Courses
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Gleason, Benjamin; Greenhow, Christine – Online Learning, 2017
Blended learning, which combines online and face-to-face pedagogy, is a fast-growing mode of instruction as universities strive for equitable and alternative pathways to course enrollment, retention, and educational attainment. However, challenges to successfully implementing blended instruction are that "social presence," or students'…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Higher Education, Robotics, Computer Mediated Communication
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Carver, Lin B.; Mukherjee, Keya; Lucio, Robert – Online Learning, 2017
Online education is rapidly becoming a significant method of course delivery in higher education. Consequently, instructors analyze student performance in an attempt to better scaffold student learning. Learning analytics can provide insight into online students' course behaviors. Archival data from 167 graduate level education students enrolled…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Correlation, Grades (Scholastic), Time on Task
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Earnshaw, Yvonne – Online Learning, 2017
In face-to-face conversations, speaker transitions (or hand-offs) are typically seamless. In computer-mediated communication settings, speaker hand-offs can be a bit more challenging. This paper presents the results of a study of audio communication problems that occur in an online synchronous course, and how, and by whom, those problems are…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Discourse Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Software
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Kumi-Yeboah, Alex; Yuan, Guangji; Dogbey, James – Online Learning, 2017
This exploratory study examined the perceptions of minority graduate students toward online collaborative learning activities. The participants were 20 minority graduate students from diverse cultural backgrounds (10 African Americans, 5 Hispanics, and 5 international students from Africa) enrolled in online graduate instructional technology and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Minority Group Students, Student Attitudes, Electronic Learning
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