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Garza Mitchell, Regina L.; Etshim, Rachal; Dietz, Brian T. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2016
This single-site case study explored how one community college integrated online education into CTE courses and programs. Through semi-structured interviews and document analysis, the study explores how one college integrated online education (fully online, hybrid, and web-enhanced) into areas typically considered "hands-on".…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Career Education, Technical Education, Community Colleges
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Ingalls, Amy L. – Journal of Developmental Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to assess whether Facebook (FB), as an LMS (Learning Management System) may be used in a developmental writing course, may build a community of learners in ENG*K012, and may enhance the presence of a supportive shared community to build confidence in students' writing and/or sharing their writing. An additional…
Descriptors: Social Media, Integrated Learning Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Pape, Stephen J.; Prosser, Sherri K. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
Algebra has been called the gatekeeper to higher level mathematics, college success, and higher wages, but many community college students struggle to pass college-level mathematics courses. The National Educational Technology Plan for higher education (U.S. Department of Education 2017b) calls for the integration of technology, such as real-time…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Mathematics, Algebra, Barriers
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Beagley, C. Timothy – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2013
The Biology Department at Salt Lake Community College has used the IMG-ACT toolbox to introduce a genome mapping and annotation exercise into the laboratory portion of its Cell Biology course. This project provides students with an authentic inquiry-based learning experience while introducing them to computational biology and contemporary learning…
Descriptors: Documentation, Genetics, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories
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Palmer, Megan M.; Shaker, Genevieve; Hoffmann-Longtin, Krista – College Teaching, 2014
Despite the fact that online education continues to grow, the vast majority of faculty remain skeptical that online courses can yield the same student learning outcomes as traditional face-to-face courses. In an effort to determine if online graduate courses can be effective, in this study we explore the extent to which qualities commonly found in…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Electronic Learning, Graduate Study, Seminars
Chahino, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Strategies that have worked to offset high attrition rates and retain students in traditional institutions of higher education are not necessarily applicable within an online learning environment. As a result, not only is student attrition more likely to occur in the online environment, but traditional classroom retention strategies are less…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational Environment, Student Attrition
Bollash, Mary C. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this research was to expand on previous research surrounding remedial education at the college level. This research was conducted in four phases and identified common traits for a population of remedial learners and then determined how these common elements, when implemented, positively impacted the academic success for learners in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Remedial Instruction, Two Year College Students, Academic Achievement
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
Snyder, Jill – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This qualitative case study was designed to explore students' perceptions of online learning at a small rural community college to understand what factors impacted their persistence in coursework. The research problem dealt with retention rates in online courses, which were lower than in face-to-face courses. Despite extensive quantitative…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Student Attitudes, Online Courses
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Wolf, Alexander; Akkaraju, Shylaja – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Despite the centrality of evolution to the study of biology, the pedagogical methods employed to teach the subject are often instructor-centered and rarely embedded in every topic throughout the curriculum. In addition, students' prior beliefs about evolution are often dismissed rather than incorporated into the classroom. In this article we…
Descriptors: Evolution, Biology, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Lasry, Nathaniel; Charles, Elizabeth; Whittaker, Chris – Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 2014
Technology-rich student-centered classrooms such as SCALE-UP and TEAL are designed to actively engage students. We examine what happens when the design of the classroom (conventional or teacher-centered versus student-centered classroom spaces) is consistent or inconsistent with the teacher's epistemic beliefs about learning and teaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Quasiexperimental Design, Comparative Analysis
Butler, Odo N. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The focus of this research is to provide a framework for community colleges and community-based organizations to partner in a manner that improves student outcomes in persistence and graduation rates. The proposed framework encourages digital student engagement that assists students with their non-academic needs, such as hunger or homelessness.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education, Community Organizations
Fox, Heather L. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2017
One of the strongest promises of online education is the potential that this modality could be used to increase access to postsecondary education opportunities and promote a democratic society of educated citizens (Dillon & Cintrón, 1997). Community colleges' use of online education is particularly important in light of the high proportion of…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Student Motivation, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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West, Jonathan; Vadiee, Nader; Sutherland, Emery; Kaye, Bradley; Baker, Kyle – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2018
There is no question that Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology (STEM) education is critical to the future of our students and workforce. As technology advances, computer programming skills are becoming a necessity in almost all fields. However, teaching programming and other advanced technologies is very difficult, especially in…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Robotics, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Barber, Bob – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2011
Discussion of leadership functions and practices in the realm of instructional technology in community colleges cannot be limited to the administrative side. Faculty members and faculties as collective bodies have influenced or attempted to influence the use of instructional technology and can claim professionally to have the right to participate…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Educational Technology, Instructional Leadership, Technology Integration
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