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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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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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Knapke, Jacqueline; Haynes, Erin; Breen, Julie; Kuhnell, Pierce; Smith, Laura; Meinzen-Derr, Jareen – Online Learning, 2016
In the last two decades, online learning has transformed the field of higher education. Also during this time, institutions of higher education have seen increases in their adult learner populations. The flexibility and accessibility of an online education model is often particularly appealing to adult learners, who bring unique needs,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Epidemiology, Andragogy, Academic Achievement