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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
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Youssef, Mourdi; Mohammed, Sadgal; Hamada, El Kabtane; Wafaa, Berrada Fathi – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
MOOCs are becoming more and more involved in the pedagogical experimentation of universities whose infrastructure does not respond to the growing mass of learners. These universities aim to complete their initial training with distance learning courses. Unfortunately, the efforts made to succeed in this pedagogical model are facing a dropout rate…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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
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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
Greene, Sunny – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Multiple approaches have been used in U.S. community colleges to address the learning needs of postsecondary students who are underprepared in basic skills math. The purpose of this exploratory interview study was to gain a deeper understanding of community college basic skills math learning through instructors' lived experiences using the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Access to Education, Andragogy, Interviews
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Allison, Barbara N.; Rehm, Marsha L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
Online classes have become a popular and viable method of educating students in both K-12 settings and higher education, including in family and consumer sciences (FCS) programs. Online learning dramatically affects the way students learn. This article addresses how online learning can accommodate the sensory learning modalities (sight, hearing,…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Electronic Learning, Multisensory Learning
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Tay, Gidget C.; Edwards, Kimberly D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
A visual aid teaching tool, the DanceChemistry video series, has been developed to teach fundamental chemistry concepts through dance. These educational videos portray chemical interactions at the molecular level using dancers to represent chemical species. Students reported that the DanceChemistry videos helped them visualize chemistry ideas in a…
Descriptors: Dance, Chemistry, Visual Aids, Scientific Concepts
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2015
For the thirty-eighth time, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Online Courses
Leh, Amy – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
A graduate course, ETEC543 ("Technology and Learning I"), was revised to better serve increasing new student population, international students, in an academic program. Project-based learning, Google Docs, and instructional strategies fostering diversity and critical thinking were incorporated into the course redesign. Observations,…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Malinowski, David – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2014
While much scholarship on the multisensory and transmodal phenomenon of synaesthesia seeks to uncover its psychophysiological and neurological bases, recent research in multimodal literacy and language acquisition addresses it largely in terms of agentive processes of meaning-making and design. This paper takes as its starting point the latter's…
Descriptors: Learning Modalities, College Students, Freehand Drawing, French
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Kim, SoHee – Language Learning & Technology, 2014
Since online educational technology can support a ubiquitous language learning environment, there are many ways to develop English learners' autonomy through self-access learning. This study investigates whether English as a second language (ESL) learners can improve their oral proficiency through independent study by using online self-study…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Oral Language, Educational Technology, English (Second Language)
Weise, Michelle R.; Christensen, Clayton M. – Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, 2014
The economic urgency around higher education is undeniable: the price of tuition has soared; student loan debt now exceeds $1 trillion and is greater than credit card debt; the dollars available from government sources for colleges are expected to shrink in the years to come; and the costs for traditional institutions to stay competitive continue…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Higher Education, Educational Finance, College Students
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Waldeck, Jennifer H.; Dougherty, Kathleen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Web-based communication technologies that enable collaboration and sharing of information among users - such as podcasts, wikis, blogs, message boards, and others--are used commonly in contemporary organizations to increase and manage employee learning. In this investigation, we identify which of these collaborative communication technologies are…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, College Instruction, Outcomes of Education
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Lisk, Timothy C.; Kaplancali, Ugur T.; Riggio, Ronald E. – Simulation & Gaming, 2012
With their increased popularity, games open up possibilities for simultaneous learning on multiple levels; players may learn from contextual information embedded in the narrative of the game and through the risks, benefits, costs, outcomes, and rewards of the alternative strategies that result from fast-paced decision making. Such dynamics also…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Transformational Leadership, Computer Games, Leadership Training
Rodriguez, C. Osvaldo – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Open online courses (OOC) with a massive number of students have represented an important development for online education in the past years. A course on artificial intelligence, CS221, at the University of Stanford was offered in the fall of 2011 free and online which attracted 160,000 registered students. It was one of three offered as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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