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Cachero-Gonzalez, Maria Luz; Medina-Rivilla, Antonio; Dominguez-Garrido, Maria Concepcion; Medina-Dominguez, Maria – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to discover students' perceptions from the School of Education about the use of the learning platform to improve educational process in distance higher education. To this end, a descriptive study with a mixed approach (quantitative and qualitative) has been applied according to the objectives of the study. An ad-hoc…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Distance Education, Higher Education
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Douce, Chris – Open Learning, 2019
This paper describes an Open University eSTEeM project that gathered the experiences of computing and information technology tutors who teach an undergraduate module called "Web Technologies" with the intention of understanding more about how they and their students can be best supported. Twelve distance learning tutors were interviewed…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Distance Education
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DeBoer, Jennifer; Haney, Casey; Atiq, S. Zahra; Smith, Casey; Cox, David – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2019
A shortcoming of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is the lack of substantive integration of hands-on activities into online classrooms. We conducted a randomised control trial (RCT) in a MOOC where we sent the treatment group at-home lab kits with which they could perform experiments in their own homes. In our intervention research, we found…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Hands on Science, Electronic Learning
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Andrews Graham, D'Nita – Online Learning, 2019
Technology and distance education are on the rise in community colleges, four-year institutions, Ivy League colleges, research institutions, and technical colleges. One of the most significant phenomena occurring in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) today is distance education. Academic leaders can better implement professional…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Electronic Learning, Conventional Instruction, Black Colleges
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Makina, Blandina – Africa Education Review, 2019
This article explores the findings of a qualitative case study of journal entries by 10 final-year English pre-service teachers during their five-week practicum in disadvantaged schools in South Africa's Gauteng province. The study sought to investigate the nature and depth of reflection as well as student teachers' perceptions regarding the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Journal Writing, Reflection, Foreign Countries
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Johns, Elizabeth M.; Oestreich, Sara – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Distance librarians working with an online doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University are asked by both students and faculty to provide a large amount of library support -- without being embedded into the curriculum or the individual courses. Program administrators and faculty were resistant to allow librarians into the course management system…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Distance Education, Library Services, Academic Libraries
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Altun Turker, Yasemin; Baynal, Kasim; Turker, Turgay – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Distance Education has become an important educational model with the development of information and communication technologies in the world. It has also become increasingly used model in Turkey. In our country, the number of universities and educational organizations offering distance education programs increase day by day. Distance education is…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Distance Education, Computer Software Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Villarruel, Juan Ignacio Barajas; Rivera, Ricardo Noyola; Lima, Maria Gregoria Benitez – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
The purpose of the study was to determine the influence of an instructional strategy for the use of DOKEOS, Course Management System (CMS) on the attitudes of professors toward distance education. The study was carried out in the Faculty of Accounting and Administration of a Mexican Public University. The research design was non-experimental with…
Descriptors: Influences, Educational Strategies, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty
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Mu, Lanlan; Fosnacht, Kevin – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Using survey data from 156 bachelor's-granting institutions, this study explored the relationship between academic advising services and seniors' grades and self-perceived gains. We found advising experiences has a positive relationship with students' grades and self-perceived gains. In addition, our results indicate that the institutional…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, College Seniors, Grades (Scholastic), Academic Achievement
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Hager, Karen D.; Fiechtl, Barbara J. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
In this article, we describe the evolution of a statewide alternative teacher preparation program for teachers of students with disabilities and explain current processes to revise and expand the program to increase accessibility to teacher candidates in rural schools. We will identify important features of the program including (a) significant…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Special Education, Rural Education, Program Development
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Eastman, Teagan; Hyde, McKenzie; Strand, Katie; Wishkoski, Rachel – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
As distance education programs grow at college and universities across the country, libraries must ensure virtual reference services are prepared to meet the needs of patrons in these programs. This article describes the process and results of a 2018 chat analysis conducted at a midsize research university with a large distance education program.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Reference Services, Computer Mediated Communication
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Chatman, Thomas; Dick, Dave; Ford, Paula; Henry, Pamela; Hobert, Kim; Keller, Miles; Riley, Kevin; Tidwell, Christina; Wright, Roberta – Inquiry, 2019
Over the last three years, 724,116 online courses were attempted within the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). From these attempts, 206,533 resulted in a grade of D or F or a withdrawal, accounting for 29% of all attempted online courses (Virginia Community College System, 2015). This does not account for the students who may have dropped…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Community Colleges, Learning Readiness, Access to Education
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Donmez, H. Mustafa; Hakan, Ayhan – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
This study aimed to evaluate the Public Relations and Publicity associate degree distance program available to students through Open Education Faculty at Anadolu University, Turkey. The study used Erden's (1998) component-oriented model and a convergent mixed methods design employing an online questionnaire form. The study population included…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Distance Education, Program Effectiveness, Public Relations
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Espinoza-Freire, Eudaldo Enrique; Rojas-Garcia, Carlos R. – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
El Oro province undergoes a high rate of student's withdrawal from distance courses offered by the local university. The distance education model gives for granted that the regular teachers are proficient for remote tutoring. This research attempts to reveal the state-of-art of this educative model in a provincial university. The study focused on…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, College Students
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McDougall, Jenny – Open Learning, 2019
Programmes that provide adult learners with an alternative pathway to university typically offer considerable support. Students in such enabling, or access, programmes are increasingly choosing to study online because of the flexibility it affords, yet little is known about how well this mode of learning caters for their needs. The aim of this…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Electronic Learning, Nontraditional Students, Distance Education
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