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Jiang, Suhang; Williams, Adrienne E.; Warschauer, Mark; He, Wenliang; O'Dowd, Diane K. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
There is concern that online education may widen the achievement gap between students from different socioeconomic classes. The recent discussion of integrating massive open online courses (MOOCs) into formal higher education has added fuel to this debate. In this study, factors influencing enrollment and completion in a pre-college preparatory…
Descriptors: Biology, Secondary School Science, College Preparation, High School Students
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Hilton, John Levi, III; Robinson, Jared; Wiley, David; Ackerman, J. Dale – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
Textbooks represent a significant portion of the overall cost of higher education in the United States. The burden of these costs is typically shouldered by students, those who support them, and the taxpayers who fund the grants and student loans which pay for textbooks. Open educational resources (OER) provide students a way to receive…
Descriptors: Open Education, Cost Effectiveness, Textbooks, College Students
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Baek, Eun-Ok; Monaghan, James – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
eTextbooks have steadily and recently more rapidly penetrated the textbook market. In order to effectively support students' learning, it is important to comprehend students' experiences using eTextbooks. This survey study was designed to gain an understanding of students' experiences in using eTextbooks and variables that impact their…
Descriptors: Campuses, Electronic Publishing, Use Studies, Textbooks
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Green, Tim; Alejandro, Jeffery; Brown, Abbie H. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
The study sought to determine factors that affect faculty decisions regarding their involvement in teaching online distance education courses. A survey was administered to online distance education faculty across the United States to determine those factors that encourage or discourage them from continuing to teach online courses. The factors were…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Experienced Teachers, College Faculty