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ERIC Number: EJ1060450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7869
The Online University Classroom: One Perspective for Effective Student Engagement and Teaching in an Online Environment
Carr, Marsha
Journal of Effective Teaching, v14 n1 p99-110 2014
Universities struggle with alternate means of instructional delivery to meet the demands of distant student needs, the competition for enrollments, and restraints from limited physical building space. For many, fully online programs of study using internet-based instruction commonly named online instruction have become viable solutions. There has been significant growth in the number of on-line degree programs since many students want to take courses that will positively impact their future careers but not hinder family and work responsibilities. Shifting from a traditional program of study to an online format is not without challenges. There are three primary areas of focus when considering an online design format for course delivery: course design, instructor role, and student role. This paper will provide one instructor's perspective of how to improve student engagement and interaction in master's level Educational Leadership courses over a three-year span utilizing available data from the university Student Perception of Teacher (SPOT) assessment available.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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