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Armstrong, Shelley N.; Early, Jody O.; Burcin, Michelle M.; Bolin, Kim; Holland, Nicole; No, Sun – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
New media communication tools used in health science education may help enhance student engagement and sense of community, improve retention and persistence, and provide a richer academic experience, but the research is limited on non-traditional online learners. The studies described here therefore, focus on fully online, undergraduate health…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Health Sciences, Medical Education, Computer Mediated Communication
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Quest, Mary – Childhood Education, 2018
Children's earliest years are times of significant development and learning, yet the professionals who provide care for young children often do not receive the economic or professional support they need and deserve. Given the unique situations of child care professionals, especially those running their own family child care businesses, we must…
Descriptors: Child Care, Family Environment, Child Development, Child Caregivers
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Dobreski, Brian; Huang, Yun – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Software developers rely on the abundance of online resources to meet their informal learning needs. Designing systems to effectively support this relies on a sound understanding of the informal learning process. In this paper, we show how the development and implementation of an ontological model can be used to increase understanding of informal…
Descriptors: Information Science, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Informal Education
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Bandalaria, Melinda dela Peña – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This paper is an attempt to describe the situation of higher education in Asia including the challenges it faced as well as the open and distance elearning initiatives by different countries and universities. Data gathering was done through review of online documents and websites as well as documentation of the different initiatives especially by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Barriers, Distance Education
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Ho, Jeffrey C. F.; Yao, Mike Z. – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
Constructivist learning posits that learners should construct their own meaning and organization of knowledge through exploration. Web-based distributed interactive learning (DIL) environments are a type of information and communications technology that supports learners in exploring learning materials. Although educators can access learners'…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Visualization, Web Sites, Outcomes of Education
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Sokolik, Maggie – TESL-EJ, 2018
As a longtime instructional designer of online materials, the author has been concerned with issues of accessibility for many years. She dutifully tagged every image, wrote out every URL, avoiding "click here" links, and formatted material on the screen considering its layout and elegance. This article addresses the reasons why most of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Instructional Design, Web Sites, Usability
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Choi, Grace Y. – Educational Media International, 2018
Although online education is popularized, it is in a developing stage that continues to struggle with communicating and engaging with students. The question remains on how students can be better engaged in online educational materials that are presented in asynchronous media, especially in lecture videos. Thus, using engagement theory, the present…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Lecture Method, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Sharp, Laurie A.; Whaley, Brigette – Adult Learning, 2018
Online learning has become an established and customary way for adults to learn. Adult educators are challenged with promoting learner engagement through online collaborative teaching practices, such as wiki-based learning experiences. Although much literature was available regarding use of wikis to promote writing processes among adults, little…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Web Sites, Online Courses, Brainstorming
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Chadha, Anita – Journal of Instructional Research, 2018
This research contributes to knowledge about the effectiveness of online deliberations as an innovative means for providing online education. Using a mixed methods approach, student peer exchanges were analyzed on a collaborative website structured around interactive weekly discussions in politics and offered across three types of institutions: a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Instructional Effectiveness, Public Colleges
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Dailey-Hebert, Amber – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
We are incredibly fortunate to live in a time of accessible information and rampant knowledge transfer. However, a double-edged sword exists with the extensive scope and breadth of content that is available and which requires keen skills to cull the valid from invalid. Consequently, it is our obligation and responsibility to hone and refine our…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational Resources, Technology Uses in Education
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Leung, Javier – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2018
Teachers have many options for continuing education and professional development. Online platforms are 1 option that can provide 24/7 access to professional development. This article describes an analysis of utilization patterns of resources and site features in 1 online professional development platform for K-12 teachers in the state of Missouri…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Faculty Development, Professional Continuing Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Gronseth, Susie – Educational Renaissance, 2018
Course accessibility is a priority in higher education, particularly in the design and delivery of digital learning experiences. Proactively addressing accessibility as part of online and blended course design meets the needs of all learners, including those in the margins. Inclusive design for online and blended courses connects the Web Content…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Access to Education
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