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Mitchell, Elissa Thomann – Online Learning, 2019
This paper presents the use of a debate in an online asynchronous social policy course. Debate is frequently used as an instructional strategy in higher education, but little is known about the use of this tool in an online learning environment. Participants (N = 36) completed an online debate assignment, and both qualitative (reflection papers)…
Descriptors: Debate, Persuasive Discourse, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication
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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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Abdous, M'hammed – Online Learning, 2019
Past research suggests that the use of an online learning orientation is an effective proactive strategy to ease online students' transition into online learning. Based on a sample of 3,888 online students from an urban public university, we used ordinal logistic regression to understand the influence of students' satisfaction with an online…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Orientation, Student Adjustment, Urban Universities
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Peacock, Susi; Cowan, John – Online Learning, 2019
A sense of belonging (SoB) is a valued concept in campus-based learning, being firmly linked with improved student attainment, increased learner satisfaction, and reduced attrition rates. Some researchers, echoing the work of Maslow (1962), even assert that learners cannot fulfill the goals of higher education without acquiring SoB. This study…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Communities of Practice, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Buelow, Janet R.; Barry, Thomas; Rich, Leigh E. – Online Learning, 2018
University students increasingly desire that traditionally taught courses be made available online. While quality standards have been developed for the format and organization of online courses, professors often are left wondering what activities contribute to learning engagement for online students. To investigate this question, an online survey…
Descriptors: College Students, Learner Engagement, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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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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McKenna, Barbara; Finamore, Dora; Hewitt, E. Valerie; Watson, Linda; Millam, Loretta A.; Reinhardt, Michelle – Online Learning, 2018
This quantitative study examined the effects of an online synchronous orientation on the final grade of students enrolled in a first-term online class. The multifactor orientation focused on several factors which are thought to contribute to online student success, including organizational skills, goal setting, orientation to the online classroom,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Academic Support Services, Experimental Groups
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Daffin, Lee William, Jr.; Jones, Ashley A. – Online Learning, 2018
As online education becomes a more popular and permanent option for obtaining an education after high school, it also raises questions as to the academic rigor of such classes and the academic integrity of the students taking the classes. The purpose of the current study is to explore the integrity issue and to investigate student performance on…
Descriptors: College Students, Online Courses, Psychology, Computer Assisted Testing
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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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Olpak, Yusuf Ziya; Kiliç Çakmak, Ebru – Online Learning, 2018
The aim of this study was to describe the validity and reliability of a Turkish language version of the CoI survey developed by Arbaugh et al. (2008). Data were obtained from 1150 students enrolled in online courses in various departments in three Turkish state universities. The data were randomly divided into two parts: the first part was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Student Surveys
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Almeda, Ma. Victoria; Zuech, Joshua; Utz, Chris; Higgins, Greg; Reynolds, Rob; Baker, Ryan S. – Online Learning, 2018
Online education continues to become an increasingly prominent part of higher education, but many students struggle in distance courses. For this reason, there has been considerable interest in predicting which students will succeed in online courses and which will receive poor grades or drop out prior to completion. Effective intervention depends…
Descriptors: Performance Factors, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Models
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Stanley, Denise; Zhang, Yi – Online Learning, 2018
Student engagement in online learning remains a challenge for the design of effective coursework. Additionally, few analyses have focused on student-produced activities in the online mode or upon how such class activity affects student subgroups differently. We conducted a randomized design experiment with student video production at a large…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Video Technology, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Athens, Wendy – Online Learning, 2018
In an effort to characterize perceptions of learning community and engagement in relation to success for underrepresented populations of online learners at a public institution in southeastern United States, a survey was conducted in Spring 2016. The results of the survey were paired with institutional data to create a baseline engagement and…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Learner Engagement, Enrollment, Online Courses
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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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Chen, Cheng-Chia; Huang, ChingChih; Gribbins, Michele; Swan, Karen – Online Learning, 2018
"Gamified" active learning has been shown to increase students' academic performance and engagement and help them make more social connections than standard course settings. However, the costs to use an educational game design with efficient delivery of the game/course plan can be problematic. Our first objective was to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Computer Games, Educational Games, Costs
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