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Brown, Victoria S.; Toussaint, Mario; Lewis, David – Online Learning, 2018
Four course development models were compared over a 3-year period, based upon student perceptions of the integration of the Quality Matters (QM) Standards, course structure, and quality. Points of comparison included (a) faculty training, (b) instructional designer supported, (c) additional QM training course, and (d) no training or support used.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Quality, Curriculum Design, Models
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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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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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Chen, Cheng-Chia; Huang, ChingChih; Gribbins, Michele; Swan, Karen – Online Learning, 2018
"Gamified" active learning has been shown to increase students' academic performance and engagement and help them make more social connections than standard course settings. However, the costs to use an educational game design with efficient delivery of the game/course plan can be problematic. Our first objective was to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Computer Games, Educational Games, Costs
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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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Cung, Bianca; Xu, Di; Eichhorn, Sarah – Online Learning, 2018
Distance learning is expanding rapidly in universities. While theoretical and qualitative literature stress the critical role of effective interpersonal interactions in motivating students and facilitating learning in online environments, quantitative evidence on the benefits of increased interpersonal interactions on student learning outcomes is…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction, Electronic Mail
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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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Nachowitz, Marc – Online Learning, 2018
Drawing on research from online, knowledge-building, and discussion-based learning, this design-based experiment captures the instructional moves theorized to develop student capacity in progressive, literary discourse. The experiment employed Knowledge Forum and its unique capacity to scaffold student learning of progressive discourse that…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Computer Mediated Communication, English Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Gering, Carol S.; Sheppard, Dani K.; Adams, Barbara L.; Renes, Susan L.; Morotti, Allan A. – Online Learning, 2018
Online courses today give a broad, diverse population access to higher education. Despite postsecondary institutions embracing this opportunity, scholarly literature reveals persistent concern over low retention rates in online courses. In response to this concern, an explanatory sequential, mixed methods study was conducted in three phases at a…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Research Universities, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Dziuban, Charles; Moskal, Patsy; Parker, Liza; Campbell, Maria; Howlin, Colm; Johnson, Connie – Online Learning, 2018
This study represents an adaptive learning partnership among the University of Central Florida, Colorado Technical University, and the adaptive learning provider Realizeit. A 13-variable learning domain for students forms the basis of a component invariance study. The results show that four dimensions--knowledge acquisition, engagement activities,…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Partnerships in Education, Online Courses, Academic Achievement
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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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