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Queen, Courtney; Schiffecker, Sarah; Paton, Valerie Osland – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2022
Experiential and community-based learning is common in health sciences education as a transition from conceptual level coursework to application of learning at the practical and practice levels. Programs typically focus on knowledge acquisition and obtaining a conceptual level understanding of the material for the initial curriculum, followed by…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Study Abroad, Experiential Learning
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Elliott, Robert Wayne; Paton, Valerie Osland – Journal of International Education and Leadership, 2014
While responding to increasing calls for accountability, educational leaders are challenged continually by a myriad of complex tasks amidst the need to adapt their postsecondary institutions for responding to the changing needs of society. This review of literature examines comparisons between the leadership style of Charles William Eliot and the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership Effectiveness, Accountability, Comparative Analysis
Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Paton, Valerie Osland; Lan, William Y. – ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2010
Self-regulatory skills have been associated with positive outcomes for learners. In the current study, we examined the self-regulatory skills of students who are first-generation online learners over the course of their first semester of online instruction. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the online self-regulatory skills of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Environment
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Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Lan, William Y.; Paton, Valerie Osland – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2010
Individuals who are self-regulated in their learning appear to achieve more positive academic outcomes than individuals who do not exhibit self-regulated learning behaviors. We suggest that distinct profiles of self-regulated learning behaviors exist across learners. In turn, these profiles appear to be associated with significantly different…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Help Seeking, Time Management, Online Courses
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Paton, Valerie Osland – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2006
The geographical scale of West Texas provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate active engagement between Texas Tech University and the residents of this vast region. The institution responded to community requests and collaborated to develop four new, rural off-campus teaching and research sites and expand the presence of an existing site.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship
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Barnard, Lucy; Paton, Valerie Osland; Rose, Kristyn – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2007
An increasing number of students are choosing online education programs to complete their higher education. Research concludes that student satisfaction and retention are related to program completion. Furthermore, research indicates that physical distance alone does not influence student satisfaction and retention. In this study, we examined…
Descriptors: Online Courses, State Universities, Higher Education, Academic Persistence
Barnard, Lucy; Paton, Valerie Osland; Rose, Kristyn – Online Submission, 2007
An increasing number of students are choosing online education programs to complete their higher education. Research concludes that student satisfaction and retention are related to program completion. Furthermore, research indicates that physical distance alone does not influence student satisfaction and retention. In this study, we examined…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Cooperation, Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education
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Barnard, Lucy; Lan, William Y.; To, Yen M.; Paton, Valerie Osland; Lai, Shu-Ling – Internet and Higher Education, 2009
In developing the Online Self-regulated Learning Questionnaire (OSLQ) to address the need for an instrument measuring self-regulation in the online learning environment, this study provides evidence toward the reliability and validity of the instrument. Data were collected from two samples of students. The first sample of students took coursework…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Statistical Analysis