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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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Sato, Takahiro; Haegele, Justin A. – Online Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate kinesiology students' experiences in an undergraduate online life span motor development course. This study was based on a theory of transactional distance (Moore, 1997). Seven undergraduate kinesiology majors (5 females, 2 males) enrolled in an online course at a Midwestern public university in the US…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Motor Development, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Athens, Wendy – Online Learning, 2018
In an effort to characterize perceptions of learning community and engagement in relation to success for underrepresented populations of online learners at a public institution in southeastern United States, a survey was conducted in Spring 2016. The results of the survey were paired with institutional data to create a baseline engagement and…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Learner Engagement, Enrollment, Online Courses
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Phan, Trang – Online Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study was to describe how MOOC learners' diverse learning needs, stemming from their different language, cultural, and educational backgrounds, were perceived and responded to during the course design and delivery. Participants were 15 instructors and instructional designers in American higher educational institutions who were…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Foreign Students, Student Needs, Online Courses
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Colwell, Jamie; Woodward, Lindsay; Hutchison, Amy – Online Learning, 2018
This research used an inductive qualitative method to examine how adolescents participated in online literature discussion, with limited guidance from adults, through a summer reading program. Using a New Literacies framework, the authors considered that literacy is social and collaborative and that adolescents often engage in such literacy…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Recreational Reading, Summer Programs, Public Libraries
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Krasny, Marianne E.; DuBois, Bryce; Adameit, Mechthild; Atiogbe, Ronnie; Alfakihuddin, Muhammad Lukman Baihaqi; Bold-erdene, Tergel; Golshani, Zahra; González-González, Rodrigo; Kimirei, Ishmael; Leung, Yamme; Shian-Yun, Lo; Yao, Yue – Online Learning, 2018
Social support and face-to-face learning may enhance outcomes for students who face barriers in accessing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This study investigated how self-identified volunteer leaders guide and foster interactions among small groups of students who face technical and conceptual barriers in accessing MOOC content. Several…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Berry, Sharla – Online Learning, 2017
Instructors play a role in helping online students develop a sense of community in virtual classrooms, but little is known about instructors' roles in online graduate programs. To explore the ways in which online instructors helped students create a learning community, defined as a space of connection, closeness and interactivity, the researcher…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Electronic Learning, Graduate Students, Educational Practices
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Cartner, Helen C.; Hallas, Julia L. – Online Learning, 2017
This article describes an innovative approach to professional development designed to challenge teachers' pedagogic practice and assumptions about educational technologies such as social media. Developing effective technology-related professional development for teachers can be a challenge for institutions and facilitators who provide this…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Technology, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Loizzo, Jamie; Ertmer, Peggy A.; Watson, William R.; Watson, Sunnie Lee – Online Learning, 2017
Despite the increased attention given to MOOCs over the last four years, learners' voices have been noticeably absent. This virtual ethnographic study was designed to examine the experiences of 12 adult learners with bachelors' and masters' degrees, enrolled in a four-week MOOC on the topic of human trafficking. Through the lenses of self-directed…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Parson, Vanessa; Bignell, Simon – Online Learning, 2017
Three-dimensional multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) have the potential to provide experiential learning qualitatively similar to that found in the real world. MUVEs offer a pedagogically-driven immersive learning opportunity for educationalists that is cost-effective and enjoyable. A family of digital virtual avatars was created within…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Simulation, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods
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Robinson, Heather A.; Kilgore, Whitney; Warren, Scott J. – Online Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify emergent themes regarding higher education instructors' perceptions concerning the provision of collaborative learning activities and opportunities in their online classroom. Through semi-structured interviews, instructors described their teaching experiences and reported specifically about the online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Cooperative Learning, Learning Activities, Semi Structured Interviews
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Mohr, Sandra Coswatte; Shelton, Kaye – Online Learning, 2017
Online learning is now a common practice in higher education. Because of the continued online enrollment growth, higher educational institutions must prepare faculty throughout their teaching career for learning theory, technical expertise, and pedagogical shifts for teaching in the online environment. This study presents best practices for…
Descriptors: Best Practices, College Faculty, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses
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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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Bonafini, Fernanda Cesar; Chae, Chungil; Park, Eunsung; Jablokow, Kathryn Weed – Online Learning, 2017
Engagement in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is based on students who self-organize their participation according to their own goals and interests. Visual materials such as videos and discussion forums are basic ways of engaging students in MOOCs. Student achievement in MOOCs is typically measured using assessments distributed throughout the…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Video Technology, Academic Achievement
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Kumi-Yeboah, Alex; Yuan, Guangji; Dogbey, James – Online Learning, 2017
This exploratory study examined the perceptions of minority graduate students toward online collaborative learning activities. The participants were 20 minority graduate students from diverse cultural backgrounds (10 African Americans, 5 Hispanics, and 5 international students from Africa) enrolled in online graduate instructional technology and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Minority Group Students, Student Attitudes, Electronic Learning
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