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Picciano, Anthony G. – Online Learning, 2019
This article speculates on the future of higher education as online technology, specifically adaptive learning and analytics as infused by artificial intelligence software, develops and matures. Online and adaptive learning have already advanced within the academy, but the most significant changes are yet to come. These evolving technologies have…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Electronic Learning
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Martin, Florence; Budhrani, Kiran; Wang, Chuang – Online Learning, 2019
Faculty readiness to teach online is a state of faculty preparedness for online teaching. In this study, it is measured by faculty attitudes about the importance of online teaching competencies and faculty's perceptions of their ability to confidently teach online. Validity and reliability of faculty responses to an online instrument and factors…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Readiness, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses
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Drysdale, Jason – Online Learning, 2019
Collaborating with faculty is an integral part of the instructional designer's role. However, faculty can be skeptical regarding the added value of the instructional designer's expertise and contribution in helping them (Intentional Futures, 2016). Additionally, instructional designers experience a high degree of job misperception and struggle to…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, College Faculty, Interprofessional Relationship, Role Perception
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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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Taft, Susan H.; Kesten, Karen; El-Banna, Majeda M. – Online Learning, 2019
Class enrollment sizes for online learning in higher education, a topic of persistent interest in the academic literature, impact student learning, pedagogical strategies, school finances, and faculty workload. Yet in the research literature, class size is addressed with insufficient specificity to provide enrollment direction. Seeking guidelines…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Class Size, Higher Education, Enrollment
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Costello, Eamon; Donlon, Enda; Brown, Mark – Online Learning, 2019
This study examined the ethical considerations researchers have made when investigating MOOC learners' and teachers' Twitter activity. In so doing, it sought to addresses the lack of an evidence-based understanding of the ethical implications of research into Twitter as a site of teaching and learning. Through an analysis of 31 studies, we present…
Descriptors: Social Media, Online Courses, Educational Research, Ethics
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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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Chang, Bo – Online Learning, 2019
This study explored the impact of reflection on learning in an online learning environment. Twenty-five students from four online courses (two courses, each with two sessions) participated in this research project. Reflection was purposefully designed and embedded in various assignments. Data were mainly collected from interviews and students'…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Reflection, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Chen, Ye; Lei, Jing; Cheng, Jiaming – Online Learning, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of online students' cognitive presence in a peer-facilitated discussion environment, and to identify the peer facilitation techniques that can enhance cognitive presence development. In this study, 738 discussion messages were examined by both qualitative and quantitative content…
Descriptors: Student Responsibility, Discussion Groups, Peer Relationship, Correlation
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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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Dempsey, Patrick R.; Zhang, Jie – Online Learning, 2019
Despite the prevalence of research on the Community of Inquiry framework and its associated measurement instrument, more research is needed to re-evaluate the factor structure, study the effects of covariates or measurement invariance, and explore the relationships among the three presences. Results of this study indicated that (a) teaching,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Inquiry, Construct Validity, Factor Structure
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Martin, Florence; Budhrani, Kiran; Kumar, Swapna; Ritzhaupt, Albert – Online Learning, 2019
The explosive growth of online learning in institutions of higher education has created a dire need for guidelines that instruct new and continuing online instructors about how best to teach in online spaces. The purpose of this exploratory study was to identify the roles of the online instructor and categorize critical competencies for online…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Online Courses, Teacher Role, Teacher Competencies
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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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Blau, Gary; Gaffney, Anne; Schirmer, Michael L.; Ozkan, Bora; Kim, Y. J. – Online Learning, 2019
Business students are increasingly taking online courses to supplement their more traditional face-to-face (F2F) course-delivered education. This study explored the relationship of demographic, curricula, and motivation variables on business school transfer intent for a mixed course delivery sample of undergraduate business students taking online…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Schools, College Transfer Students, Intention
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