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California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office, 2014
This 16th annual report highlights up-to-date information on the programs supported through the Chancellor's Office Telecommunications and Technology Infrastructure Program (TTIP). To summarize 2012-13, one would describe it as a year of planning and preparation. The system-wide budget cuts of the past few years, reports of impacted classes, staff…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Telecommunications, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
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Lucas, Adam R. – PRIMUS, 2012
"WeBWorK," an online homework system, can be be used to deliver daily reading questions to students. The author studied its use for this purpose with a lower division Introduction to Programming course and an upper division Probability and Statistics course. In the lower division course, "WeBWorK" significantly improved peer…
Descriptors: Homework, Student Attitudes, Active Learning, Grading
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Holloway, Kristine – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
This paper looks at the author's outreach efforts as a distance librarian to encourage library use among a distance student population that comprises satellite locations, students attending online, students attending courses through instructional television, and students attending hybrid courses. Outcomes of the author's outreach attempts and…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Library Services
Walsh, Taylor – Princeton University Press, 2011
Over the past decade, a small revolution has taken place at some of the world's leading universities, as they have started to provide free access to undergraduate course materials--including syllabi, assignments, and lectures--to anyone with an Internet connection. Yale offers high-quality audio and video recordings of a careful selection of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses
Armstrong, David – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to describe undergraduate students' experiences and perceptions of online courses based on interviews, observations, and online focus groups. I describe (a) motivational and learner characteristics within online classes, (b) the positive and negative aspects of online courses as experienced by students, (c) what…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Distance Education
Farr, Beverly; Studier, Carol; Sipes, Laurel; Coombs, Norman – MPR Associates, Inc., 2009
As the number of online distance education (DE) courses mushrooms in the California community college system, the need to address the accessibility of these courses becomes more and more urgent. With this in mind, the California Community College System Office (CCCSO) retained MPR Associates, Inc. to complete a needs assessment to help determine…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Community Colleges, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Schutt, Maria; Allen, Brock S.; Laumakis, Mark A. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2009
Previous research has indicated that instructor immediacy is associated with learning outcomes, satisfaction, and motivation. However, few researchers have examined instructor immediacy in the context of online learning. This study is the first large experiment (n = 433) to empirically investigate the effects of instructor immediacy behaviors…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses, Teacher Student Relationship
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Green, Tim; Alejandro, Jeffery; Brown, Abbie H. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
The study sought to determine factors that affect faculty decisions regarding their involvement in teaching online distance education courses. A survey was administered to online distance education faculty across the United States to determine those factors that encourage or discourage them from continuing to teach online courses. The factors were…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Experienced Teachers, College Faculty