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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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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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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
Monet, Julie; Greene, Todd – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2012
Students in an introductory physical geology course often have difficulty making connections between basic course topics and assembling key concepts (beyond textbook examples) to interpret how geologic processes shape the characteristics of the local and regional natural environment. As an approach to address these issues, we designed and…
Descriptors: Geology, Earth Science, Science Instruction, Satellites (Aerospace)
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Davis, Jim; Rocchio, Rosemary A. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2011
Mobile use of the Internet is on target to surpass fixed use by 2014. Three-fourths of all college/university students have purchased or intend to purchase an Internet-enabled handheld device within the next year. The smartphone market is changing almost monthly. Attempting to manage even just one or a few "devices" is becoming a lost…
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Internet, Educational Technology, Technological Advancement
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
Cassens, Treisa Sullivan – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Over the past decade, online classes have become extensively utilized by higher education. Recent literature found, when focusing on upper level courses and four-year college students, that online classes are as effective as face-to-face classes in serving the curricular needs of students. This study sought to enrich research by examining…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, College Students, Community Colleges, Electronic Learning
Regalado, Maria Carmen – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study investigates how community college students' current levels of computer technology competence, confidence and attitudes toward technology in learning at a community college are affected by current access to technology and by demographic characteristics as well as by past experiences with computer technology. The research questions…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Ethnicity, Student Attitudes, Troubleshooting
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
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Juzwiak, Chris; Tiernan, Monette – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
In the year 2000, what started as an isolated pedagogical gambit at Glendale Community College (GCC) in Southern California has evolved into a program-wide initiative to revise the developmental composition curriculum and boost student learning outcomes. One instructor, frustrated with poor student motivation and success in his precollegiate…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Instructional Materials, Educational Technology, Writing Instruction
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Violino, Bob – Community College Journal, 2009
This article talks about the latest trend in education, which is social networking. As this phenomenon continues to grow, community colleges are getting into the act, launching online initiatives and harnessing the technology to communicate, promote, and conduct important school business. School administrators believe that social networking can…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Handheld Devices, Social Networks, Web Sites