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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Demir Kaymak, Zeliha; Horzum, Mehmet Baris – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
Current study tried to determine whether a relationship exists between readiness levels of the online learning students for online learning and the perceived structure and interaction in online learning environments. In the study, cross sectional survey model was used. The study was conducted with 320 voluntary students studying online learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Readiness, Electronic Learning, Graduate Students
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Chen, Yong; He, Wu – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
This paper describes a survey of online learning which attempts to determine online learning providers' awareness of potential security risks and the protection measures that will diminish them. The authors use a combination of two methods: blog mining and a traditional literature search. The findings indicate that, while scholars have…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Risk, Online Courses, Electronic Publishing
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Corry, Michael; Carlson-Bancroft, Angela – Journal of Educators Online, 2014
This review of the literature examines online learning as a core strategy for bold, dramatic curricular reform within transformational or turnaround models in improving low-performing K-12 schools. The analysis of the literature in this area found benefits of online learning in transforming and turning around low-performing schools to include: (a)…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Low Achievement, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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Burdette, Paula J.; Greer, Diana L.; Woods, Kari L. – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
K-12 special education policies and practices that ensure students with disabilities receive a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment are coming under pressure from the rapid expansion of online learning. Forty-six state and non-state jurisdiction special education directors responded to a brief survey about K-12…
Descriptors: Special Education, State Officials, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses
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Schwier, Richard A.; Seaton, J. X. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013
Does learner participation vary depending on the learning context? Are there characteristic features of participation evident in formal, non-formal, and informal online learning environments? Six online learning environments were chosen as epitomes of formal, non-formal, and informal learning contexts and compared. Transcripts of online…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Informal Education
Picciano, Anthony G.; Seaman, Jeff; Allen, I. Elaine – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2010
The purpose of this article is to examine online learning at the macro level in terms of its impact on American K-12 and higher education. The authors draw on six years of data that they have collected through national studies of online learning in American education as well as related research to do a critical and balanced analysis of the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Institutional Mission, Online Courses, Participant Satisfaction
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Cleveland-Innes, Martha; Campbell, Prisca – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
In spite of evidence that more and more students are engaging in online learning experiences, details about the transition for teachers and students to a new learning environment are still unconfirmed. While new technologies are often expected to make work easier, they also involve the development of new competencies. This change may, in itself,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Emotional Response, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Heirdsfield, Ann; Walker, Susan; Tambyah, Mallihai; Beutel, Denise – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
As online learning environments now have an established presence in higher education we need to ask the question: How effective are these environments for student learning? Online environments can provide a different type of learning experience than traditional face-to-face contexts (for on-campus students) or print-based materials (for distance…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Teacher Education, On Campus Students, Distance Education
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Friedman, Linda Weiser; Friedman, Hershey H. – Journal of Educators Online, 2013
Models of distance education have evolved over decades, just in time to collide with modern pedagogies in which communication, interaction, student engagement, and active learning are of critical importance. The number of college students taking online classes continues to grow. Today, nearly 30% of college students are taking at least one online…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Active Learning, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Yamagata-Lynch, Lisa C. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
In this article I will share a qualitative self-study about a 15-week blended 100% online graduate level course facilitated through synchronous meetings on Blackboard Collaborate and asynchronous discussions on Blackboard. I taught the course at the University of Tennessee (UT) during the spring 2012 semester and the course topic was online…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Synchronous Communication
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Alexander, Melody W.; Perreault, Heidi; Zhao, Jensen J.; Waldman, Lila – Journal of Educators Online, 2009
This study identified and compared the online learning experiences of faculty and students in 2006 and compared results with those found in 2000. Data were collected from faculty and students participating in online learning courses at AACSB accredited business colleges in the United States. The findings indicate that (a) although faculty and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Learning Experience, Business Administration Education
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Piezon, Sherry L.; Ferree, William D. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2008
Social loafing research has spanned several decades and fields of study. Research has provided support for both the existence of social loafing and its antecedents within the laboratory, classroom, and work place. Studies regarding the perceptions of social loafing and its effects in the online learning environment, however, are largely…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Environment, Individual Activities, Underachievement
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Betts, Kristen – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
Success for online students with disabilities requires an institutional commitment to accessibility. This success also requires an understanding of the benefits and opportunities as well challenges and barriers related to online learning. This question and answer session provides a national perspective from the National Federation of the Blind…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Blindness, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Betts, Kristen; Cohen, Alex H.; Veit, Daniel P.; Alphin, Henry C., Jr.; Broadus, Chanel; Allen, Dan – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
Online learning provides extensive opportunities for individuals with disabilities to enroll in degree and certificate programs. However, accessibility must be central to online course development since this can have a profound effect on student engagement, academic performance, and completion rates. This article provides a unique perspective on…
Descriptors: Success, Disabilities, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Cavanaugh, Cathy S.; Barbour, Michael K.; Clark, Tom – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
The literature related to online learning programs for K-12 students dates to the mid-1990s and builds upon a century of research and practice from K-12 distance education. While K-12 online learning programs have evolved and grown over the past decade, the amount of published research on virtual schooling practice and policy is limited. The…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Distance Education, Online Courses, Content Analysis
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