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Strom, Katie; Porfilio, Brad – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2019
In an educational context that includes an overarching neoliberal agenda and rapidly expanding inequalities that cross social, racial, class, linguistic, and gender lines, preparing educational leaders to promote social justice in educational systems is more urgent than ever. Framed by critical posthumanism, this self-study inquiry investigates…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Instructional Leadership, Social Justice, Leadership Training
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Chadha, Anita – Journal of Educators Online, 2019
Research indicates that when instructors interact with students online their academic engagement increases, yet there is little research on student peer interactions and its effectiveness in terms of academic engagement. This study evaluates peer deliberations on a collaborative website for students enrolled in an American politics course at two…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses
Bernstein-Sierra, Samantha; Corwin, Zoë B. – Pullias Center for Higher Education, 2018
Over the past six years, the Pullias Center for Higher Education has been engaged in research designed to better understand the potential of digital tools to increase access to college. Their most recent $3.2 million "First in the World" (FITW) federal grant has enabled the Center to implement and evaluate an online game-based…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Access to Education, Higher Education, Intervention
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Marcal, Leah – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2018
Faced with shrinking state funds, rising student demand, high failure rates, and racial and ethnic achievement gaps, the introductory microeconomics course became a bottleneck for business students at California State University, Northridge. The Economics Department responded with the creation of a flipped, introductory microeconomics course where…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Microeconomics, Homework, Video Technology
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to address the need for guidance on professional standards for educational practices in online education. Since 1995, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) has provided leadership in the introduction and successful implementation of distance education. During this time, the ASCCC has played a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Distance Education
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de Langen, Frank H. T. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
The definition of openness influenced the sustainability of business models of Open Education (OE). Yet, whether openness is defined as the free (re)usage of resources, or the free entry in courses, there always is a discussion on who pays for the resources used in these offerings. The free offering of courses or materials raises the question if…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Andriamiarisoa, Ralai – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Rapid technological advances have created major societal changes, transformed business sectors, and revolutionized enterprises. In contrast, the curricular structure of medical education has remained unchanged for the last 100 years, and, for the most part, medical education has been reluctant to embrace the use of technology. The prevalent…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Cognitive Processes, Educational Games, Teaching Methods
Thomas, Carolyn; Sedell, Jennifer – Liberal Education, 2018
The divide between faculty members' positions as teachers and students' positions as learners can be challenging to see, much less overcome. As experts, faculty may fail to provide appropriate entry points or convey specific goals, even when they think they are succeeding in these areas. Because they are rooted in their experience of teaching…
Descriptors: Empathy, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Barczyk, Casimir C.; Duncan, Doris G. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
The impact of personality type on students' sense of classroom connectedness was examined in a study of university-level business courses that used Facebook to enhance classroom learning. The study was conducted using an independent measures static group comparison research design. Nearly 600 students registered in six different business courses…
Descriptors: Social Media, Personality Traits, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
Seaman, Julia A.; Seaman, Jeff – Babson Survey Research Group, 2017
This brief report uses data collected under the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Fall Enrollment survey to highlight distance education data in the state of California. The sample for this analysis is comprised of all active, degree-granting…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Enrollment, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Wang, Jianjun; Hu, Charlene – Online Submission, 2017
As the largest higher education system across the nation, California State University (CSU) has been championing advancements in instructional technology and teaching innovations across face-to-face, interactive television, hybrid, and online platforms. This report focuses on needs pertinent to the southern San Joaquin Valley and Antelope Valley.…
Descriptors: State Universities, Quality Assurance, College Students, Teacher Education
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Green, Tim; Hoffmann, Malia; Donovan, Loretta; Phuntsog, Nawang – International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 2017
This multi-year exploratory research examined the perceptions of connectedness of students enrolled in an online cohort-based Master's program in educational technology. The research specifically examined the level of connectedness the graduate students from low-context and high-context cultures felt towards their peers, the professors, and the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Graduate Students, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Zeng, Ziheng; Chaturvedi, Snigdha; Bhat, Suma – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2017
Characterizing the nature of students' affective and emotional states and detecting them is of fundamental importance in online course platforms. In this paper, we study this problem by using discussion forum posts derived from large open online courses. We find that posts identified as encoding confusion are actually manifestations of different…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Swett, Denise – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
Technology resources play an integral part in college students achieving their academic goals, and yet higher education is often behind in adopting the most appropriate contemporary technology. Just over three-quarters of Gen Z students believe that their online experiences will help them achieve academic success, and more than half say they like…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Online Courses
Hall Giesinger, C.; Adams Becker, S.; Davis, A.; Shedd, L. – New Media Consortium, 2016
Higher education is ripe for innovation. While emerging technological developments such as digital courseware and mobiles apps have made it easier than ever for people to engage with learning resources, significant issues of access and equity persist among students from low-income, minority, single-parent families, and other disadvantaged groups.…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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