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Brewer, Laura; Rick, Holly; Grondin, Karen A. – Online Learning, 2017
With a goal of improving the development and delivery of effective online information literacy resources, the purpose of this study was to look at how program level and the timing of the introduction of a Literature Review library guide within the program influenced online business student perceived value of the resource. A population of…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Information Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education
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Howard, Wendy; Perrotte, Gino; Lee, Minyoung; Frisone, Jenna – Online Learning, 2017
Despite the pressure from potential employers and higher education administrators to develop students' global and intercultural competence, traditional study abroad programs simply are not feasible for many postsecondary students (Berdan & Johannes, 2014; Fischer, 2015). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an online…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Study Abroad, Online Courses, Consortia
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Cooke, Nicole A. – Online Learning, 2016
In a study of the information behaviors of graduate students enrolled in an online Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program, it was determined that learners engage in threaded discussions not only for cognitive purposes but for affective reasons as well. The information sharing among students was particularly prolific during a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Graduate Students, Information Science, Library Science
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Schroeder, Shawnda; Baker, Mary; Terras, Katherine; Mahar, Patti; Chiasson, Kari – Online Learning, 2016
This study examined graduate students' desired and experienced levels of connectivity in an online, asynchronous distance degree program. Connectivity was conceptualized as the students' feelings of community and involvement, not their level of access to the Internet. Graduate students enrolled in a distance degree program were surveyed on both…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Distance Education, Preferences
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Anderson, Sheri; Hsu, Yu-Chang; Kinney, Judy – Online Learning, 2016
Designing experiential learning activities requires an instructor to think about what they want the students to learn. Using importance-performance analysis can assist with the instructional design of the activities. This exploratory study used importance-performance analysis in an online introduction to criminology course. There is limited…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Online Courses
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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
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Archambault, Leanna; Kennedy, Kathryn; Freidhoff, Joseph R. – Online Learning, 2016
Policy surrounding K-12 online learning continues to evolve as the field grows exponentially. In Michigan, Section 21f of the State School Aid Act enacted in 2013 strengthened parents' and students' ability to request online courses: "A student enrolled in a district in any of grades 6 to 12 is eligible to enroll in an online course as…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Accountability, Stakeholders, Online Courses
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Starr-Glass, David – Online Learning, 2015
In online distance learning environments military learners may not stand out or be particularly distinctive from their non-military peers. However, military learners do possess a degree of difference that needs to be recognized. The military can be considered to possess a Janusian culture--two distinctive cultural patterns that emerge in different…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Military Personnel, Distance Education
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Rice, Mary Frances; Carter, Richard Allen, Jr. – Online Learning, 2015
As participation in online learning grows, so do concerns around the ways in which students with disabilities are served in virtual school programs, both full and part-time. At the crux of this struggle is the way in which federal and state laws (many of which were incepted before online learning existed or gained traction as an educational…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Disabilities
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Barbour, Michael K. – Online Learning, 2015
Due to the challenges facing rural schools, many jurisdictions have resorted to the use of virtual school programs to provide curricular opportunities to their students. While the number of virtual schools that rely on synchronous instruction as a primary or significant method of delivery is quite small, there are some programs that do (and a…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Technology, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
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Pourreau, Leslie – Online Learning, 2015
The intent of this article is to introduce long-time "Online Learning" readership to the field of K-12 online learning while also providing direction for the K-12 online learning scholars about where the field is going or should be going in terms of meeting the needs of K-12 stakeholders. Recently an interview was conducted with Dr. Joe…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Scholarship, Educational Trends
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Smith, Daniella – Online Learning, 2015
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine how the gender of distance learning students related to variables such as the perception of the availability of library resources, technology available at home and work, technology provided by a university for distance learning, and career preparedness. A total of 166 master's students in the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Student Surveys
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Bunk, Jennifer; Li, Rui; Smidt, Esther; Bidetti, Christopher; Malize, Brett – Online Learning, 2015
The purpose of the present study is to further understand faculty attitudes about distance education by exploring the psychological processes through which these attitudes are influenced. We explored the following research question: Do feelings of excitement versus fear mediate and/or moderate the relationship between online teaching experience…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Distance Education, Psychological Patterns, Web Based Instruction
Aldrich, Clark – Online Learning, 2001
Presents responses of leaders from six simulation companies about challenges and opportunities of soft-skills simulations in e-learning. Discussion includes: evaluation metrics; role of subject matter experts in developing simulations; video versus computer graphics; technology needed to run simulations; technology breakthroughs; pricing;…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Simulation
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