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Hall-Rivera, Jennifer Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Student enrollment in undergraduate online education continues in an increasing trend toward the creation of new virtual degree programs. Academia and university faculty have observed comparable learning outcomes in both traditional and online classrooms, but minimal research exists discussing student perspectives of science-based coursework in…
Descriptors: Crime, Criminology, Undergraduate Students, Online Courses
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Kursun, Engin – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
Although a number of claims have been made describing massive open online courses (MOOCs) as a disruptive innovation in education, these claims have not yet been proven through research. Instead, MOOCs should perhaps be considered as an integrative model for higher education systems, but to do so will require recognition of credentials. Initial…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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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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Johnson, Genevieve M. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2015
First-year university students (n = 185) completed an online questionnaire that allowed comparison of those who reported studying on-campus with those who reported studying fully-online. Independent sample t-tests compared the means of students in the two study modes on demographics, frequency of use of digital technology and metacognitive…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Online Surveys, Questionnaires, Comparative Analysis
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Tilley, Brian P. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
The growing proportion of non-traditional students, very commonly defined as students over the age of 25 (though other features vary from study to study) necessitates more studies with this increasingly relevant group participating. Recently, the growth of non-traditional universities such as those offering predominantly online, accelerated…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Student Characteristics, Online Courses, Acceleration (Education)
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Kucuk, Sirin; Sahin, Ismail – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2013
Online and blended learning, developed with advances in technology, have gained relative importance in modern communities. In recent years, the concept of creating learning communities has been coined to increase effectiveness of these learning environments. Based on this concept, Garrison, Anderson, and Archer (2000) developed the Community of…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Educational Technology, Blended Learning, Online Courses
Abts, Melanie – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this action research study was to determine the effectiveness of two online college success courses: CPD 150 (College Success, 3 credits) and CPD 115 (Success Strategies, 1 credit), at Rio Salado College, a Maricopa Community College in Arizona. The goal of these courses is to prepare students to be college-ready by examining…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Pretests Posttests, Learning Strategies, Instructional Effectiveness