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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
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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
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