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Pool, Jessica; Reitsma, Gerda; van den Berg, Dirk – Online Learning, 2017
This paper presents a study grounded in the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework using qualitative content analysis and focus group interviews in an effort to identify aspects of learning presence in a blended learning course. Research has suggested that the CoI framework may need additional emphasis based on the roles of strategic learners in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Inquiry, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis
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Picciano, Anthony G. – Online Learning, 2017
This article examines theoretical frameworks and models that focus on the pedagogical aspects of online education. After a review of learning theory as applied to online education, a proposal for an integrated "Multimodal Model for Online Education" is provided based on pedagogical purpose. The model attempts to integrate the work of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Blended Learning, Learning Theories, Models
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Orcutt, Janice M.; Dringus, Laurie P. – Online Learning, 2017
To fully understand teaching presence and its implications for the intellectual climate of an online classroom it is necessary to explore the phenomenon from the perspective of the instructors who experience it. Informed by the theoretical perspective of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) model, the actions, intentions and perceptions of instructors…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Electronic Learning, Personality Traits, Semi Structured Interviews
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Vaughan, Norman; Reali, Aline; Stenbom, Stefan; Van Vuuren, Marieta Jansen; MacDonald, David – Online Learning, 2017
This study compares and contrasts four international faculty development programs for blended learning in order to understand the benefits, challenges, lessons learned, and recommendations from such initiatives. The benefits identified for faculty members, who participated in these programs, were that they became more reflective of their teaching…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Instructional Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation
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Ford, Cristi; McNally, Darragh; Ford, Kate – Online Learning, 2017
This paper discusses the design-based research approach used by the Center for Innovation in Learning and Student Success (CILSS) at the University of Maryland, University College (UMUC). CILSS is a laboratory for conducting applied research that focuses on continuous improvements to the university's instruction of curriculum, learning models, and…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Research, Educational Improvement, Higher Education
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Rhode, Jason; Richter, Stephanie; Gowen, Peter; Miller, Tracy; Wills, Cameron – Online Learning, 2017
The learning management system (LMS) has become a critical tool for nearly all institutions of higher education, and a driving force in online learning. According to a 2014 report by the Educause Center for Analysis and Research, 99% of higher education institutions have an LMS in place, and the LMS is used by 85% of faculty and 83% of students.…
Descriptors: Database Management Systems, Educational Technology, Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in Education
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Sorensen, Chris; Donovan, Judy – Online Learning, 2017
Online learning has continued to grow in recent years. However, retaining students in online courses and programs has posed a challenge. Whether the university is public, private, offers both face-to-face and online programs, or is 100% online, retaining students in online programs can be an issue. This study reflects the widespread desire at a…
Descriptors: College Students, Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools, Online Courses
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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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McKee, Holly – Online Learning, 2017
With the widespread use of learning analytics (LA) tools, there is a need to explore how these technologies can be used to enhance teaching and learning. Little research has been conducted on what human processes are necessary to facilitate meaningful adoption of LA. The research problem is that there is a lack of evidence-based guidance on how…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Program Implementation
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Shakarami, Alireza; Hajhashemi, Karim; Caltabiano, Nerina J. – Online Learning, 2017
Digital media play enormous roles in much of the learning, communication, socializing, and ways of working for "Net-Generation" learners who are growing up in a wired world. Living in this digital era may require different ways of communicating, thinking, approaching learning, prioritizing strategies, interpersonally communicating, and…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Blau, Gary; Drennan, Rob – Online Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study was to compare business undergraduate online/hybrid course perceptions across three different preferred classroom environment delivery modes: online, hybrid, or face-toface (F2F). Four different perceptions were measured: perceived favorability of online/hybrid courses (PFoOC); intent to recommend online/hybrid courses;…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Bloemer, William; Day, Scott; Swan, Karen – Online Learning, 2017
In this paper we argue that simply identifying gateway courses in which a large number of students fail or withdraw and focusing attention on them may not always be the best use of limited resources. No matter what we do, there will always be courses with high D/F/W rates simply because of the nature of their content and the preparation of the…
Descriptors: Courses, Success, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Avella, John T.; Kebritchi, Mansureh; Nunn, Sandra G.; Kanai, Therese – Online Learning, 2016
Higher education for the 21st century continues to promote discoveries in the field through learning analytics (LA). The problem is that the rapid embrace of of LA diverts educators' attention from clearly identifying requirements and implications of using LA in higher education. LA is a promising emerging field, yet higher education stakeholders…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Nadasen, Denise; List, Alexandra – Online Learning, 2016
Students' re-enrollment in the subsequent semester after their first semester at a four-year institution is a strong predictor of retention and graduation. This is especially true for students who transfer from a community college to a four-year institution because of the many external or non-academic factors influencing a student's decision to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Prior Learning, Academic Achievement, Prediction
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Poitras, Eric G.; Naismith, Laura M.; Doleck, Tenzin; Lajoie, Susanne P. – Online Learning, 2016
This study aimed to identify misconceptions in medical student knowledge by mining user interactions in the MedU online learning environment. Data from 13000 attempts at a single virtual patient case were extracted from the MedU MySQL database. A subgroup discovery method was applied to identify patterns in learner-generated annotations and…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Medical Education, Patients, Multiple Choice Tests
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