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Vermiller, Miriam M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study investigated the experience of nine older adult students over 50 years old as they matriculated in the traditional multigenerational classroom at a community college in Central Florida. The college chosen for the study primarily serves traditional students and dual enrollees, but more and more, older adult students are enrolling while…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Student Experience, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Baker Bemmel, Mirella – Online Submission, 2014
This applied dissertation was an inquiry into the phenomenon of cheating among students who take their classes online. There is a common perception that cheating is rampant in online classes and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the accreditation association in the South, implemented policies, which mandate stricter monitoring of…
Descriptors: Cheating, Ethics, Student Behavior, Online Courses
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Crawford, Corinne; Barker, Joel; Seyam, Achraf – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2014
In 2014, community colleges are overcrowded, underfunded, and serve a diverse population. Community colleges are looking for innovative ways to meet the growing demands of their nontraditional student body on a shrinking budget. Increasing their online offerings appeared to be a perfect solution. Unfortunately, research has shown that community…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Community Colleges, Online Courses
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DaSilva, Edmar Bernardes; Kvasnak, Robb Neil – Geography Teacher, 2012
In this study done at a community college in South Florida, the achievements of students who spoke English as their second language who had attended their K-12 education outside the United States in their home countries, in a U.S. college course on world geography are compared with the achievements of students in the same classes who spoke English…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Cartography, Elementary Secondary Education, World Geography
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McGee, Patricia; Reis, Abby – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2012
Blended or hybrid course offerings in higher education are commonplace and much has been written about how to design a blended course effectively. This study examines publically available guides, documents, and books that espouse best or effective practices in blended course design to determine commonalities among such practices. A qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Blended Learning, Distance Education
Weidert, John William – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Rapid advancements in technology and the proliferation of mobile communication devices available in the marketplace require that community college administrators and teachers better understand levels of digital communication technology adoption and how adult learners currently use them. Such an understanding is necessary to developing the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Adult Learning, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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van der Kaay, Christopher D.; Young, William H. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
This study focused on technology usage among community college faculty. Overall technology use among older faculty was slightly less than younger faculty; older faculty were no less likely than younger respondents to use technology. Both age groups used similar technologies and reported equivalent degrees of perceived skill with those…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Data Analysis, College Faculty, Age Differences
Hackemann, Sandra I. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This limited study provided the first step in exploring existing information mined from a statewide community college Student Information System (SIS) regarding blended, online, and face-to-face instructional methods courses. The purpose was to explore the retention claims of blended instructional method courses, retention of face-to-face and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, School Holding Power, Methods Courses, Sample Size
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2010
For the thirty-third year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. This is Volume #2 of the 33rd "Annual Proceedings of Selected Papers on the Practice of Educational Communications and Technology." This volume includes…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Management Systems, Technology Uses in Education, Web Sites
Culligan, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The rise in the enrollment of persons with disabilities in post-secondary institutions has introduced a need for the identification of services and/or pre-entry variables that assist in the elevation of retention rates. There is a growing substantiation that connects support service usage with a successful academic experience. However, there is…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Academic Persistence, Student Personnel Services
Schaffhauser, Dian – Campus Technology, 2009
According to a 2000 community college study by Miami Dade College (FL) President Emeritus Robert McCabe, 41 percent of students entering community colleges are underprepared in at least one basic skill area. A three-year study of community college students, published in 2009 by the National Center for Education Statistics, reported that 41 percent…
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Graduation Requirements, College Mathematics