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Sadykova, Gulnara; Meskill, Carla – Online Learning, 2019
As more distance education courses broaden their reach across borders, the chances of online classes being multicultural are high. This means that more often students may find themselves in courses designed for and by a host culture that differs from their own regarding its approach to teaching and learning. Compounding the difficulties inherent…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Online Courses, Cultural Pluralism
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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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Salvo, Susan G.; Shelton, Kaye; Welch, Brett – Online Learning, 2019
Online education is expanding within higher education. However, attrition rates for African American males enrolled in higher education in general, and in online courses specifically, is on the rise. Because the future of our nation depends on how well our educational institutions develop, nurture, and deploy talent, this study identified factors…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Males, Academic Achievement
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Hobson, Tiffaney D.; Puruhito, Krista K. – Online Learning, 2018
This study was designed to better understand what drives the learning and performance of students enrolled in distance-learning courses. Between 1999 and 2015, the number of students enrolled in at least one online course increased from 10% to 30% (NCES, 2014; NCES, 2018). Of the six million students currently enrolled in at least one…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Correlation, Online Courses
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McClannon, Terry W.; Cheney, Amy W.; Bolt, Les L.; Terry, Krista P. – Online Learning, 2018
This exploratory study is based on survey research conducted between 2010 and 2017, involving 1,053 graduate students using immersive online learning environments for their coursework. Investigators used course structural factors and student engagement factors to predict students' perceptions of community and presence in the online immersive…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Online Courses, Factor Analysis, Graduate Students
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Warren, Amber N. – Online Learning, 2018
Asynchronous computer-mediated communication (CMC) tools, such as asynchronous online discussions (AODs), are widely used in higher education. The organization of AODs is of pedagogical importance, particularly for online-only classes, as these discussions are one of the major opportunities for participants to develop understanding of course…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication
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Glori Hinck; Rice, Kerry; Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Perkins, Ross – Online Learning, 2018
Online MBA programs have undergone significant growth in recent years. However, quality assurance measures have not kept pace with this growth. The purpose of this study was to identify and prioritize aspects of quality assurance specific to Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB)-accredited online MBA programs. The Delphi…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Masters Programs, Online Courses
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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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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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Oviatt, Darin R.; Graham, Charles R.; Davies, Randall S.; Borup, Jered – Online Learning, 2018
Research has suggested that independent study students in online courses may benefit from engaging with a proximate community of engagement (PCE) and that students perceive that such engagement will help them succeed. Independent Study students were surveyed at the completion of their course to assess the level at which they actually interacted…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Electronic Learning, Communities of Practice, Learner Engagement
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Martin, Florence; Bolliger, Doris U. – Online Learning, 2018
Student engagement increases student satisfaction, enhances student motivation to learn, reduces the sense of isolation, and improves student performance in online courses. This survey-based research study examines student perception on various engagement strategies used in online courses based on Moore's interaction framework. One hundred and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Smith, Chad; Allman, Tamby; Crocker, Samantha – Online Learning, 2017
This study and discussion center upon the use of "YouTube's" automatic captioning feature with college-age adult readers. The study required 75 participants with college experience to view brief middle school science videos with automatic captioning on "YouTube" and answer comprehension questions based on material presented…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Middle Schools
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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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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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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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