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Gómez-Rey, Pilar; Barbera, Elena; Fernández-Navarro, Francisco – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
The topic of online instructors' roles has been of interest to the educational community since the late twentieth century. In previous studies, the identification of online instructors' roles was done using a top-down (deductive) approach. This study applied a bottom-up (inductive) procedure to examine not only the roles of online instructors from…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Gómez-Rey, Pilar; Fernández-Navarro, Francisco; Barbera, Elena; Carbonero-Ruz, Mariano – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2018
In this paper, we have developed a classification model for online learning environments that relates the Instructors Overall Performance (IOP) rating (according to students' perceptions) with the course characteristics, students' demographics and the effectiveness of the instructor in his/her teaching roles. To that end, a comprehensive Student…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Attitudes, Course Content
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Gómez-Rey, Pilar; Barbera, Elena; Fernández-Navarro, Francisco – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
This paper determines which instructional roles and outputs are important in the 21st century from the perspective of students in asynchronous learning environments. This research work uses a literature review, in-depth interviews with experts, and a pilot study with students to define the instructors' outputs. Following this, roles are determined…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Educational Environment, Teacher Role, Student Attitudes
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Barbera, Elena; Garcia, Iolanda; Fuertes-Alpiste, Marc – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
This paper presents a case study of the co-design process for an online course on Sustainable Development (Degree in Tourism) involving the teacher, two students, and the project researchers. The co-design process was founded on an inquiry-based and technology-enhanced model that takes shape in a set of design principles. The research had two main…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Case Studies, Sustainable Development, Online Courses
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Gómez-Rey, Pilar; Barbera, Elena; Fernández-Navarro, Francisco – Distance Education, 2016
This article explores the quality of the online learning experience based on the Sloan-C framework and the Online Learning Consortium's (OLC) quality scorecard. The OLC index has been implemented to evaluate quality in online programs from different perspectives. Despite this, the opinions of learners are ignored, and it is built using feedback…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Gómez-Rey, Pilar; Barbera, Elena; Fernández-Navarro, Francisco – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
Due to the increasingly multicultural nature of e-learning environments, it is critical that instructors and instructional designers be aware of the importance of cultural factors in education and that they deliver culturally adaptive instruction. The main challenge of this paper is identifying the critical success factors for multicultural online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Cultural Influences, Student Surveys
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Barbera, Elena; Clara, Marc; Linder-Vanberschot, Jennifer A. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
Online education, with its genuine characteristics, has changed the way students experience learning processes. This fact led research to study the aspects of online learning settings that influence the way students experience their learning, and several aspects were identified from this effort. However, usually each study focuses on only one or a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, College Students, Higher Education