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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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Fendler, Richard J.; Ruff, Craig; Shrikhande, Milind M. – Online Learning, 2018
Much of the e-education literature suggests that no significant difference exists in aggregate student learning outcomes between online and face-to-face instruction. In this study, an empirical model is developed to forecast the grade that individual students would have most likely earned in the alternate class setting. Students for whom the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Online Courses, Grades (Scholastic), Conventional Instruction
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Sahawneh, Faris George; Benuto, Lorraine T. – Online Learning, 2018
Servant leadership has the potential to improve student satisfaction within online learning. However, the relationship between servant leadership and student satisfaction in an online environment had not yet been understood at the level of the individual instructor. The purpose of this quantitative, correlational study was to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Leadership Styles
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Olpak, Yusuf Ziya; Kiliç Çakmak, Ebru – Online Learning, 2018
The aim of this study was to describe the validity and reliability of a Turkish language version of the CoI survey developed by Arbaugh et al. (2008). Data were obtained from 1150 students enrolled in online courses in various departments in three Turkish state universities. The data were randomly divided into two parts: the first part was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Student Surveys
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Sharp, Laurie A.; Hamil, Marc – Online Learning, 2018
Much literature has presented evidence that supplemental digital resources enhance student performance with mathematics. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of a web-adaptive digital resource, Think Through Math©, on student performance with state-mandated annual standardized mathematics assessments. This study utilized a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Educational Researchers, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Learning
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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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Almeda, Ma. Victoria; Zuech, Joshua; Utz, Chris; Higgins, Greg; Reynolds, Rob; Baker, Ryan S. – Online Learning, 2018
Online education continues to become an increasingly prominent part of higher education, but many students struggle in distance courses. For this reason, there has been considerable interest in predicting which students will succeed in online courses and which will receive poor grades or drop out prior to completion. Effective intervention depends…
Descriptors: Performance Factors, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Models
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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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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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Chen, Baiyun; Bastedo, Kathleen; Howard, Wendy – Online Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine effective design elements for online courses in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields at a large four-year public university in southeastern United States. Our research questions addressed the influence of online design elements on students' perception of learning and learning…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, STEM Education
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Ross, Samuel R. P-J.; Volz, Veronica; Lancaster, Matthew K.; Divan, Aysha – Online Learning, 2018
It is increasingly important that higher education institutions be able to audit and evaluate the scope and efficacy of their digital learning resources across various scales. To date there has been little effort to address this need for a validated, appropriate, and simple-to-execute method that will facilitate such an audit, whether it be at the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Audits (Verification), Electronic Learning, Educational Resources
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Pereira, Audrey Smith; Wahi, Monika Maya – Online Learning, 2017
Although course management systems (CMSs) provide technology platforms that help faculty members adopt better techniques for teaching and learning, and training contributes to faculty information technology (IT) use, many higher education faculty members do not complete CMS training programs, resulting in underuse of CMSs. Therefore, the overall…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Open Source Technology, Integrated Learning Systems, Teaching Styles
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Beach, Pamela; Willows, Dale – Online Learning, 2017
This study examined the effectiveness of three types of think aloud methods for understanding elementary teachers' cognitive processes as they used a professional development website. A methodology combining a retrospective think aloud procedure with screen capture technology (referred to as the virtual revisit) was compared with concurrent and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Online Courses, Faculty Development, Educational Technology
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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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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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