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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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Wasserman, Egoza; Migdal, Ruth – Online Learning, 2019
Humans have a basic need to be constantly engaged in learning. The learning process, however, has undergone interesting changes as a result of the technological revolution, such as the advent of online learning. Technological changes in learning have also affected professional development courses. The purpose of this study is to compare attitudes…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Redmond, Petrea; Abawi, Lindy-Anne; Brown, Alice; Henderson, Robyn; Heffernan, Amanda – Online Learning, 2018
Student engagement is understood to be an important benchmark and indicator of the quality of the student experience for higher education; yet the term "engagement" continues to be elusive to define and it is interpreted in different ways in the literature. This paper firstly presents a short review of the literature regarding online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Learner Engagement
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Fendler, Richard J.; Ruff, Craig; Shrikhande, Milind M. – Online Learning, 2018
Much of the e-education literature suggests that no significant difference exists in aggregate student learning outcomes between online and face-to-face instruction. In this study, an empirical model is developed to forecast the grade that individual students would have most likely earned in the alternate class setting. Students for whom the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Online Courses, Grades (Scholastic), Conventional Instruction
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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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Tibi, Moanes H. – Online Learning, 2018
This study aims to investigate and analyze the attitudes and opinions of computer science students at two academic colleges of education with regards to the use of structured and unstructured discussion forums in computer science courses conducted entirely online. Fifty-two students participated in two online courses. The students in each course…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Computer Science Education
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Mayeshiba, Matthew; Jansen, Kay R.; Mihlbauer, Lisa – Online Learning, 2018
Nonterm, direct assessment competency-based education (CBE) represents a significant reimagining of the structure of higher education. By regulating students' progress through the program based on their mastery of tightly defined competencies rather than on the time spent learning them, this learning environment affords students far greater…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Competency Based Education, Electronic Learning, Conventional Instruction
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Beach, Pamela; Willows, Dale – Online Learning, 2017
This study examined the effectiveness of three types of think aloud methods for understanding elementary teachers' cognitive processes as they used a professional development website. A methodology combining a retrospective think aloud procedure with screen capture technology (referred to as the virtual revisit) was compared with concurrent and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Online Courses, Faculty Development, Educational Technology
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Alessio, Helaine M.; Malay, Nancy; Maurer, Karsten; Bailer, A. John; Rubin, Beth – Online Learning, 2017
Online education continues to grow, bringing opportunities and challenges for students and instructors. One challenge is the perception that academic integrity associated with online tests is compromised due to undetected cheating that yields artificially higher grades. To address these concerns, proctoring software has been developed to address…
Descriptors: Supervision, Scores, Computer Assisted Testing, Undergraduate Students
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Hannon, Kevin – Online Learning, 2017
Contact time with students is becoming more valuable and must be utilized efficiently. Unfortunately, many students attend anatomy lectures and labs ill-prepared, and this limits efficiency. To address this issue we have created an interactive mobile app designed to facilitate the acquisition and transfer of critical anatomical knowledge in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Anatomy
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Emanuel, Jeffrey P.; Lamb, Anne – Online Learning, 2017
During the 2013-14 academic year, Harvard University piloted the use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as tools for blended learning in select undergraduate and graduate residential and online courses. One of these courses, The Ancient Greek Hero, combined for-credit (Harvard College and Harvard Extension School) and open online (HarvardX)…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Blended Learning, Interaction, Distance Education
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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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Jabar, Syaril Izwann; Albion, Peter R. – Online Learning, 2016
Based on Chickering and Gamson's (1987) Seven Principles for Good Practice, this research project attempted to revitalize the principles by merging them with Merrill's (2006) Different Levels of Instructional Strategy. The aim was to develop, validate, and standardize a measurement instrument (DLISt7) using a pretest-posttest Internet…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Measurement Techniques, Test Construction, Pretests Posttests
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James, Scott; Swan, Karen; Daston, Cassandra – Online Learning, 2016
Online learning continues to grow at post-secondary institutions across the United States, but many question its efficacy, especially for students most at-risk for failure. This paper engages that issue. It examines recent research on the success of community college students who take online classes and explores similar comparisons using 656,258…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Undergraduate Students, Two Year College Students, School Holding Power
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