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Simunich, Bethany; Robins, David B.; Kelly, Valerie – American Journal of Distance Education, 2015
This study investigated whether "findability," an aspect of usability, is an important component in student perceptions of/satisfaction with online courses and, as such, should be considered more heavily in online course design. Using standard usability testing measures, such as eye-tracking, time-on-task, and think-alouds, participants…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Self Efficacy
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Rockinson-Szapkiw, Amanda J.; Wendt, Jillian; Lunde, Rebecca – American Journal of Distance Education, 2013
Because a majority of university students do not regularly read course textbooks, a study was conducted to determine if portable electronic textbooks (e-textbooks) would increase university student motivation to read by enhancing cognitive learning strategies and self-regulation of learning. The participants included 538 university students who…
Descriptors: Textbooks, College Students, Printed Materials, Electronic Publishing
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Puzziferro, Maria – American Journal of Distance Education, 2008
This study was designed to examine performance as a function of grade and course satisfaction in online undergraduate level courses, specifically students' self-efficacy for online technologies and self-regulated learning strategies. This research included a sample (N = 815) of community college students enrolled in liberal arts online courses…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Online Courses, Learning Strategies, Program Effectiveness