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Thomas, Glyn; Thorpe, Stephen – Interactive Learning Environments, 2019
There still appears to be a gap between what online learning promises and what it can deliver in terms of student learning. Developments in online pedagogies and professional learning appear to lag behind the developments in technology and the promised benefits of technological transformation may not be realised. In this paper, we bring together…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Interaction
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Hicks, Nancy; Gray, Deborah M.; Bond, Jeremy – Journal of Educators Online, 2019
Communicating with students is one of the most important responsibilities for faculty in an online course. It can also be a puzzling process. Having a "communication plan" and understanding effective email strategies, along with proper timing and frequency of communicating with students, are all important pieces of this puzzle. We…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Strategies, Interaction
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Martin, Jeffrey – Journal of Educators Online, 2019
Online education is rapidly increasing in popularity across the globe. Instructors and professors struggle to engage with and build meaningful relationships with online students in the same manner as onground students, and without this critical component in place, online students report a lack of interest, and thus, they produce a lower quality of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Ziegler, Amanda – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Embedding information literacy and instruction within an online program can be a difficult process to begin. Curriculum mapping guides librarians to the courses where their services can have the most impact. However, curriculum mapping can seem like an overwhelming and unwieldly process. This case study demystifies the process and shows how simple…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Online Courses, Librarians, Curriculum
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Mortimore, Jeffrey M.; Baker, Ruth L. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
By supporting student profiles, blogs, content curation, and HTML and scripting projects, Springshare's LibGuides CMS provides a flexible platform for student-led content creation in the distance learning environment. This paper describes how two librarians at Georgia Southern University opened up LibGuides CMS to host collaboratively developed…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Cooperative Learning, Blended Learning, Learner Engagement
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Borup, Jered; Walters, Shea; Call-Cummings, Megan – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
With the rapid growth of K-12 online learning opportunities, calls have come for more and better parental engagement to improve student engagement and reduce student attrition. In this article, we drew from a larger study to share rich narratives from three parents of students who required high levels of parental support for their online learning…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Charter Schools, Virtual Classrooms, Online Courses
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Abeywardena, Ishan Sudeera; Uys, Philip; Fifita, Seilosehina – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
In the race towards achieving the Education 2030 agenda, open educational resources (OER) act as a key enabler for sustainable development goal 4 (SDG4). Leading to the 2014 Regional Focal Points Meeting, Commonwealth of Learning's (COL) Focal Point for Tonga had identified top priorities for the country where COL can further support the national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Shared Resources and Services, Sustainability, Career Readiness
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Turner, Ralph Lamar; Gassaway, Carol – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
Although MOOCs have not lived up to previously breathless predictions of disruption, they have had an outsized influence on university administrators who see online learning as a "savior solution" for ever-shrinking budgets. Despite lower student persistent rates, faculty skepticism, and burdensome faculty workloads, the general public…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Online Learning Consortium, 2019
Regular and substantive interaction (RSI) between instructors and students is a core component distinguishing distance education from correspondence education. In contrast to correspondence education where students are not in regular and substantive interaction with instructors, distance education is eligible for Title IV financial aid because of…
Descriptors: Interaction, Teacher Student Relationship, Distance Education, Student Financial Aid
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Brasili, Alexandria; Allen, Sue – Afterschool Matters, 2019
In compensation for the diminishing time spent on science in school, afterschool programs are taking an increasingly larger role in STEM education, with over 69 percent of programs in the U.S. offering some type of STEM programming (Afterschool Alliance, 2015). As the demand for afterschool STEM programs increases, so too does the need for trained…
Descriptors: STEM Education, After School Programs, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Fields, C. J.; Demchak, MaryAnn – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2019
School-based microenterprises and vocational training opportunities represent an effective approach to developing transferable vocational skills in students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The authors describe the implementation of an online, school-based microenterprise at a rural high school that emphasizes functional digital…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Training, Skill Development, Job Skills
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Mershad, Khaleel; Wakim, Pilar – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
A breakthrough in the development of online learning occurred with the utilization of Learning Management Systems (LMS) as a tool for creating, distributing, tracking, and managing various types of educational and training material. Since the appearance of the first LMS, major technological enhancements transformed this tool into a powerful…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Internet, Computer Oriented Programs, Online Courses
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Torres, Patrícia Lupion; Rama, Claudio – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Distance higher education has only relatively recently been established in some Latin American countries, as part of wider higher education reforms. The developments of distance education have been the result of sustained efforts of leading thinkers and practitioners in the region. In this article, several leading distance education professionals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Leaders, Higher Education
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Gimeno-Sanz, Ana; Sevilla-Pavón, Ana; Martínez-Sáez, Antonio – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper focusses on the (re)design and conversion process of small-scale English as a Foreign Language (EFL) online courseware into a Massive Open Online (Language) Course -- or LMOOC, as it is commonly termed -- for upper-intermediate learners of English offered on edX, one of the most popular MOOC platforms. It stems from the "InGenio…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Salinas Martínez, N. Patricia; Quintero Rodríguez, Eliud – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
This in practice paper describes the experience of seven lecturers in a hybrid and flipped version of an introductory mathematics course for higher education. In a Mexican university, lecturers adapted to this innovation supported by an adjusted Massive Open Online Course. The experience revealed the relevance of leaving conventional assessment…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Introductory Courses, Blended Learning
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