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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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Vaughan, Norman; Reali, Aline; Stenbom, Stefan; Van Vuuren, Marieta Jansen; MacDonald, David – Online Learning, 2017
This study compares and contrasts four international faculty development programs for blended learning in order to understand the benefits, challenges, lessons learned, and recommendations from such initiatives. The benefits identified for faculty members, who participated in these programs, were that they became more reflective of their teaching…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Instructional Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation
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Stenbom, Stefan; Hrastinski, Stefan; Cleveland-Innes, Martha – Online Learning, 2016
Emotions have been confirmed to be a critical component of the process of learning. In the online Community of Inquiry theoretical framework, and the recently suggested online Relationship of Inquiry framework, emotions are considered a subsection of social presence. In this study, the concept of emotional presence is examined. This examination…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Inquiry, Interpersonal Relationship, Coaching (Performance)