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Sansone, Carol; Smith, Jessi L.; Thoman, Dustin B.; MacNamara, Atara – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
Online learning may be particularly sensitive to self-regulatory trade-offs between maintaining interest and performance. Undergraduates in online or on-campus sections of the same course rated strategies used to motivate studying for the first exam, and interest after the first exam and at semester's end. First exam and final class grades were…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Grades (Scholastic), Online Courses, Internet
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Risquez, Angelica; Sanchez-Garcia, Marife – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
This study investigates how computer mediated communication (CMC) can sustain nourishing and emotionally enriching peer mentoring relations. A peer electronic mentoring program was implemented in an Irish university to facilitate freshmen's transition to college. A sample of 123 participants (42 mentors and 81 mentees) was evaluated with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Peer Relationship, College Freshmen
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Roblyer, M. D.; McDaniel, Michelle; Webb, Marsena; Herman, James; Witty, James Vince – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
Social Networking Sites (SNSs) such as Facebook are one of the latest examples of communications technologies that have been widely-adopted by students and, consequently, have the potential to become a valuable resource to support their educational communications and collaborations with faculty. However, faculty members have a track record of…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Educational Technology, Internet, Web Sites
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Bradford, George; Wyatt, Shelly – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
A study by Mullen and Tallent-Runnels (2006) found significance in the differences between online and traditional students' reports of instructors' academic support, instructors' demands, and students' satisfaction. They also recognized that the limitation to their study was their demographic data. In an original report funded by the Alfred P.…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Ethnicity, Student Attitudes, Satisfaction
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Abdous, M'hammed; Yen, Cherng-Jyh – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
This study was conducted to assess the predictive relationships among delivery mode (DM), self-perceived learner-to-teacher interaction, self-rated computer skill, prior distance learning experience, and learners' satisfaction and outcomes. Participants were enrolled in courses which used three different DMs: face-to-face, satellite broadcasting,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Interaction, Educational Technology, Predictive Measurement
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Koh, Joyce Hwee Ling; Herring, Susan C.; Hew, Khe Foon – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
Project-based learning engages students in problem solving through artefact design. However, previous studies of online project-based learning have focused primarily on the dynamics of online collaboration; students' knowledge construction throughout this process has not been examined thoroughly. This case study analyzed the relationship between…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Projects, Computer Mediated Communication, Knowledge Level