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Collins, Kayla; Grroff, Shannon; Mathena, Cindy; Kupczynski, Lori – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Enrollment in online learning continues to grow in the higher education sector, along with persistent goals dedicated to achieving better student outcomes and lowering attrition rates. Improved student engagement has been shown to possibly reduce attrition rates through a greater sense of connectedness and decreased feelings of isolation among…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Asynchronous Communication, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Bista, Krishna; Gaulee, Uttam – Journal of International Students, 2017
This section shares recent dissertations and theses with the "Journal of International Students" readers. There were about 139 graduate dissertations and theses related to the issues and challenges of international students in 2016. The complete versions of these selected dissertations are available in the ProQuest, Michigan-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Content Analysis
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Bonnici, Laurie J.; Maatta, Stephanie L.; Klose, M. Katherine; Julien, Heidi; Bajjaly, Stephen – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
This case study examined student preference for delivery mode of online courses in two graduate degree programs in Library and Information Science. Within-group and between-groups comparisons indicated a distinct preference across the institutions. Findings from focus groups conducted with two cohorts of students enrolled in a federally funded…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Graduate Students, Comparative Analysis, Focus Groups
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Wilke, Dina J.; King, Erin; Ashmore, Margaret; Stanley, Craig – Journal of Social Work Education, 2016
This study compared the development of clinical assessment and intervention skills between students enrolled in a face-to-face (F2F) or an asynchronous online clinical social work class. All students from three semesters of F2F (n = 74) and online (n = 78) sections of an MSW clinical class taught by the same instructor were included. Two…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Online Courses, Role Playing
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Fuller, Julia S.; Risner, Mary E.; Lowder, Laura; Hart, Mark; Bachenheimer, Barry – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
In recent years online education doctorates have become more prevalent to accommodate the growing need for distance academic preparation. Due to the newness of these degree programs, there is a dearth of information in the literature on learner perspectives of effective online teaching and learning strategies. The authors of this paper are recent…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Doctoral Programs, Communities of Practice
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Clary, Renee M.; Sumrall, Jeanne L.; Rodgers, John C., III; Wandersee, James H. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2013
The 2010 "Deepwater Horizon" oil spill greatly affected the Gulf Coast, and the news media reported information to wide audiences. Students enrolled in an online Environmental Geoscience course in fall 2010 voluntarily participated in a Gulf oil spill survey. More than 92% of the students (N = 77; 83 total enrollment), who were primarily…
Descriptors: Water Pollution, Fuels, Environmental Education, Earth Science
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Grundmann, Oliver; Wielbo, Donna; Tebbett, Ian – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2010
Forensic science education has evolved as an interdisciplinary science that includes medicine, chemistry, biology, and criminal justice. Therefore, multiple paths can lead to a career in forensic science. A formal education usually requires the student to attend a college or university to obtain a bachelor's or master's degree. In many cases,…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Distance Education, Crime, Natural Sciences
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Mon, Lorri – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2010
Many of today's colleges and universities are venturing into online education, with distance education enrollments in the United States having increased from 1.6 million students in 1998 to over 3.9 million in 2007. However, concerns over student frustrations and high attrition rates in online learning have led many educators to research and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Graduate Students, Ceremonies, Distance Education
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Edwards, Mary; Kumar, Swapna; Ochoa, Marilyn – Public Services Quarterly, 2010
The increase in online programs has been accompanied by the need for library instruction and support for online students. Students enrolled in off-campus programs have to be able to successfully access and use digital library resources to complete course requirements. An embedded librarian project in an online graduate educational technology…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Librarians, Outreach Programs, Academic Libraries
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Carano, Kenneth T. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2009
The digital era has enabled educators the opportunity of breaking the confinement of the four walls of the traditional classroom and accessing information across cultures and nations. This session discusses the implementation of an innovative online graduate teacher education course focusing on global perspectives. Over the course of the semester,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Social Networks, Online Courses, Teacher Education