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Grubb, W. Norton; Cox, Rebecca D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
Four elements contribute to a classroom's success or failure as a learning environment: student needs, instructor approach, course content, and institutional setting. This chapter discusses the challenge of aligning these elements in the developmental classroom.
Descriptors: Student Needs, Course Content, Distance Education, Student Attitudes
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Thistoll, Tony; Yates, Anne – Distance Education, 2016
This article reports two studies undertaken at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, a vocational distance education (DE) provider, where course completion rates have risen to match those of face-to-face technical institutions. A simple model of student engagement is presented, which reflects the triality between the student, institution, and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Graduation Rate
Minor, Jacquelyn Ileen – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Low retention rates for students enrolled in online developmental reading courses prompted instructors at 1 large Texas community college to examine their online classrooms for elements that were creating psychological distance and disconnectedness for their students. The purpose of this action research study was to assess the efficacy of using a…
Descriptors: Action Research, Reading, Reading Instruction, Online Courses
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Khan, Intakhab Alam – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Teaching of English in Saudi Arabia (KSA) is on top priority these days. Linguists, researchers, pedagogues and teachers have different perceptions and views regarding the approaches/methods/techniques of teaching of English in EFL/ESL classrooms. In today's modern learning scenario, it is believed that appropriate utilization of sophisticated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction
Brock, Marilyn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The focus of this study was to develop greater understanding about the unique experiences of active-duty military soldiers who are taking online courses. The qualitative phenomenological study was comprised of online active military (OAM) students taking undergraduate college level courses offered by the Distance Learning Military Programs at a…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Military Personnel, Learning Experience, Online Courses
Robichaud, Wendy – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This dissertation presents a qualitative case study of students enrolled in online courses and how they perceived the orientation program they completed before starting these courses. The study was based on the perspectives of students enrolled in a fully online program at a small community college in western Maine. They were interviewed…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Zhao, Hong; Chen, Li; Panda, Santosh – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
This study reports on self-regulated learning (SRL) of Chinese distance learners by using a structured SRL scale. SRL of adult and lifelong learners is a well-researched area, though its application within distance education is a new area of investigation. Open and distance learning lean heavily on self-learning and self-learning resources, though…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Distance Education, Undergraduate Students
Freidus, Helen, Ed.; Welsh Kruger, Mollie, Ed.; Goss, Steven, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2015
In this issue of the Occasional Paper Series, the authors reimagine progressive pedagogy within the framework of digital pedagogy and online practice. The issue begins with "Notes from the Special Issue Editors," Helen Freidus, Mollie Welsh Kruger & Steven Goss. In the first set of essays, "Inside the Online Classroom," the…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Constructivism (Learning), Electronic Learning, Preservice Teacher Education
Hamilton, Julia Margaret Babcock – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Distance learning students at a community college in the southeast United States were not completing their coursework as well as were students enrolled in traditional courses. This disparity was negatively affecting the institution's state performance measures, putting at risk the institution's state-based funding under the state's performance…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Distance Education
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Shanmugham, M.; Kishore, S. – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2012
The Open and Distance Learning (ODL) has come to stay as an alternative mode to meet the higher educational requirements of diverse groups. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), a system leader in India, plays a major role in giving access and equity, besides maintaining and coordinating standards of distance education in the country.…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Adult Learning, Nontraditional Students, Open Universities
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Lorenzo, Albert L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2010
The Internet has expanded the potential for learning exponentially. Its greatest gift has been greater access, and while academics will continue to debate the "equivalency" of online course work, no one can dispute the personal empowerment that has resulted. Much like the goal of the Coke commercial, online learning has become a means for…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Empowerment, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Levy, Dawn – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Community colleges have embraced distance education as a means to provide increased flexibility and access to their large numbers of non-traditional students. Retention rates and student achievement measures alone may not reflect all of the benefits and opportunities that online learning, blended or hybrid learning, and technology enhanced…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Online Courses, Community Colleges, College Students
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Korey, Jane; Rheinlander, Kim; Wallace, Dorothy – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2007
Dartmouth College mathematicians have developed a free online calculus course called "Open Calculus." Open Calculus is an exportable distance-learning/self-study environment for learning calculus including written text, nearly 4000 online homework problems and instructional videos. The paper recounts the evaluation of course elements since 2000 in…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Calculus, Computer Uses in Education
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Brown, Warren J. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
The community college system is based on an open-door mission and serves to provide access to students of diverse backgrounds. Online learning is one of the fastest growing segments of community college offerings. If the community college system embraces its open-door mission, it must also embrace new ways of providing multicultural experiences…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Online Courses, Community Colleges, Multicultural Education
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