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ERIC Number: EJ1173461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1556-3847
Predictors of Instructor Practices and Course Activities That Engage Online Students
Bigatel, Paula; Edel-Malizia, Stephanie
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v21 n1 Spr 2018
Much research on student engagement has recommended a variety of activities and instructor attitudes and behaviors that effectively engage online students such that they are more likely to persist in achieving their educational goals. This study asked online students how often they engaged in research-based effective activities in their courses and how much their instructors engaged them, but used prediction models to find out which activities and instructor attitudes/behaviors predicted the "most" engaging activities and instructor attitudes and behaviors. The purpose of this study was to provide instructors with the most effective strategies in terms of activities designed in their courses along with attitudes/behaviors to emulate that would have the most positive effect for engaging students. Such data would also inform the curriculum for faculty professional development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement
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