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Selvaggi, Tina – International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 2016
This study surveyed graduate students prior to, and immediately following, a literacy course offered online to determine their interactions with the content, interactions with the instructor, and interactions with peers throughout the semester. The study also examined graduate students' opinions about the convenience and perceived benefits of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Surveys, Literacy Education, Online Courses
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Robinson, Anthony C.; Kerski, Joseph; Long, Erin C.; Luo, Heng; DiBiase, David; Lee, Angela – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
The massive open online course (MOOC) is a new approach for teaching online. MOOCs stand apart from traditional online classes in that they support thousands of learners through content and assessment mechanisms that can scale. A reason for their size is that MOOCs are free for anyone to take. Here we describe the design, development, and teaching…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Dixon, Edward M.; Hondo, Junko – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2014
This paper will describe pedagogical approaches for re-purposing an open educational resource (OER) designed and produced by the Deutsche Welle. This free online program, "Deutsch Interaktiv," consists of authentic digital videos, slideshows and audio texts and gives a contemporary overview of the culture and language in Germany, Austria…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, German, Second Language Instruction
Han, Jiye Grace; Ableidinger, Joe; Hassel, Bryan C.; Jones, Rachel; Wolf, Mary Ann – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2013
The Quakertown Community School District, or QCSD, is a traditional K-12 public school district in rural southeastern Pennsylvania, located in Bucks County, about an hour north of Philadelphia. QCSD has ten schools, including one high school, and serves approximately 5,500 students, 24 percent of whom are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Profiles, Learning Experience, School Districts
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Kilicay-Ergin, N.; Laplante, P. A. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2013
Requirements engineering is one of the fundamental knowledge areas in software and systems engineering graduate curricula. Recent changes in educational delivery and student demographics have created new challenges for requirements engineering education. In particular, there is an increasing demand for online education for working professionals.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Engineering Education, Design Requirements, Curriculum Design
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Amaral, Katie E.; Shank, John D. – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2010
Blended learning or hybrid courses that combine face-to-face and online learning are increasingly offered at colleges and universities across the United States, with growing evidence that they can enhance student learning. Their various pedagogies and technologies have prevented acceptance of a single, authoritative model for designing and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Pilot Projects, Online Courses, Course Content
Ray, Julie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This mixed methods study focused on the perceptions of faculty currently instructing online. The sample was taken from the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, and consisted of a random selection of instructors teaching at least one online course in the fall of 2008. Of the 300 people surveyed via a web-based survey tool, 111…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Online Courses, Course Content
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Slike, Samuel B.; Berman, Pamela D.; Kline, Travis; Rebilas, Kathryn; Bosch, Erin – American Annals of the Deaf, 2008
For more than 20 years, two courses, History, Education, and Guidance of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Introduction to Instructional Methods for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, have been taught at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania using a traditional lecture format. A state grant provided funding to explore the use of technology to teach online…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Qualitative Research, Sign Language, Partial Hearing
Pape, Liz – School Administrator, 2006
In recent years, thanks to the evolution of the Internet, wide availability of classroom computers and increased broadband access, blended learning is emerging as a new tool in the K-12 educational toolkit. Defined as learning that combines online and face-to-face approaches, blended learning is accomplished through the combined use of virtual and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, High Schools, Computer Mediated Communication, Conventional Instruction