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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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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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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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Borup, Jered; Evmenova, Anna S. – Online Learning, 2019
Growth of online learning has placed increased pressure on K-12 schools and universities to provide students at all levels with qualified instructors. It is especially important that colleges of education provide pre- and in-service teachers with skilled online instructors so that they can experience the benefit of quality online instruction…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Electronic Learning, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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Hobson, Tiffaney D.; Puruhito, Krista K. – Online Learning, 2018
This study was designed to better understand what drives the learning and performance of students enrolled in distance-learning courses. Between 1999 and 2015, the number of students enrolled in at least one online course increased from 10% to 30% (NCES, 2014; NCES, 2018). Of the six million students currently enrolled in at least one…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Correlation, Online Courses
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Kumi-Yeboah, Alex – Online Learning, 2018
Online education has now become an integral part of the educational landscape in the United States and around the world, where it serves as the primary source of enrollment growth in higher education. The rising student population in online learning mandates instructors and instructional designers to be aware of the importance of cultural factors…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Collaboration, Cultural Influences, Learning Experience
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Adams, Megan; Rodriguez, Sanjuana; Zimmer, Kate – Online Learning, 2018
This study investigated a set of online reading courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a university's college of education. The courses were thought to integrate culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP), and the study's intent was to determine the extent to which they actually did so. The goals of the study were to determine whether CRP was…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Cultural Relevance, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Warren, Amber N. – Online Learning, 2018
Asynchronous computer-mediated communication (CMC) tools, such as asynchronous online discussions (AODs), are widely used in higher education. The organization of AODs is of pedagogical importance, particularly for online-only classes, as these discussions are one of the major opportunities for participants to develop understanding of course…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication
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McKinney, Brinda K. – Online Learning, 2018
In addition to learning more about a topic, online discussion activities may be used to develop skills in reflective practice, critical evaluation, and leadership. Faculty members often spend a great amount of time and energy developing discussion assignments that will improve these skills and align with course learning outcomes. Students may feel…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Critical Thinking, Reflection, Assignments
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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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Cook, Vickie S.; Gregory, Rhonda L. – Online Learning, 2018
This paper is provided for the "Online Learning" journal 2018 Special Conference Edition. It was initially presented at the 2018 OLC Innovate Conference in Nashville Tennessee. In this article, we will explore various emerging technologies. It is important to note that the authors believe that learning is not a complete circle when…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Fleming, Raymond; Pedrick, Laura E.; Stoiber, Leah; Kienzler, Sarah; Fleming, Ryan R.; Reddy, Diane M. – Online Learning, 2018
"U-Pace" instruction, comprised of concept mastery and amplified assistance, has shown promise in increasing undergraduate success. To evaluate the efficacy of "U-Pace" instruction for students at risk for college noncompletion and students not at risk and to determine whether concept mastery, amplified assistance, or both…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Dennen, Vanessa P.; Bagdy, Lauren M.; Cates, Michelle L. – Online Learning, 2018
This exploratory study examines student tagging activity within a five-week social bookmarking unit. Students in six sections of a course were tasked with locating, tagging, and then highlighting and discussing course-related materials using Diigo, a social bookmarking tool. Three different tagging approaches were tested: dictionary only,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Accuracy, Units of Study, Course Descriptions
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Cundell, Alicia; Sheepy, Emily – Online Learning, 2018
The principal concern of this research was to learn more about effective designs of learning activities in online environments. A questionnaire was administered in three sections of a not-for-credit intensive blended graduate seminar in university teaching. The online activities included readings, videos, discussion forum activities and other…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Blended Learning, Learner Engagement, Instructional Design
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Koseoglu, Suzan; Bozkurt, Aras – Online Learning, 2018
This mixed methods study addresses a knowledge gap in the nature and effects of networked scholarship. We analyze #DigPed, a Twitter hashtag on critical pedagogy, through the lens of Tufekci's "capacities and signals" framework in order to understand how educational narratives develop and spread on #DigPed. Using social network analysis…
Descriptors: Social Media, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Social Networks
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