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Dowell, Nia M. M.; Lin, Yiwen; Godfrey, Andrew; Brooks, Christopher – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2020
Collaborative problem-solving (CPS) has become an essential component of today's knowledge-based, innovation-centred economy and society. As such, communication and CPS are now considered critical 21st century skills and incorporated into educational practice, policy, and research. Despite general agreement that these are important skills, there…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving, Educational Objectives
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Chatham-Carpenter, April – Communication Education, 2017
As students begin using more virtual and augmented reality tools for education and entertainment, they may come to expect instructors to use similar types of technology in their teaching (Kelly, 2016). Instructors may choose to employ this type of technology in the future, to create more of a real-life feel in the online classroom. The effects of…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Interpersonal Communication
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Park, Jessie; Caltabiano, Nerina J.; Hajhashemi, Karim – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2019
Despite the amount of information known about how people engage in offline social interactions, there is limited knowledge regarding how such interactions express themselves in the online environment. For social interactions to be consistently harmonious, a level of interpersonal competence and self-efficacy are required. The study aims to…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Interpersonal Competence, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Qi, Cong – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
The extensive use of social media has encouraged university teachers to consider employing social media as new e-learning platforms. This study explored the relationship between social media usage and constructive learning performance (perceived group task performance). Specifically, this work focused on the mediating role of communication in…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Vallade, Jessalyn I.; Kaufmann, Renee – Communication Education, 2018
As online courses continue to gain popularity in higher education, researchers need to examine how instructors' communication and behavior impact student experiences in online settings. More specifically, research that re-examines findings from the traditional, face-to-face classroom within the online class is beneficial not only for building…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Behavior
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Collins, Kayla; Grroff, Shannon; Mathena, Cindy; Kupczynski, Lori – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Enrollment in online learning continues to grow in the higher education sector, along with persistent goals dedicated to achieving better student outcomes and lowering attrition rates. Improved student engagement has been shown to possibly reduce attrition rates through a greater sense of connectedness and decreased feelings of isolation among…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Asynchronous Communication, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Lohr, Kathy D.; Haley, Karen J. – Adult Learning, 2018
Adult learners are taking advantage of the availability and convenience of online education. Mature learners in online higher education classrooms bring a wealth of experience filtered through cultural, generational, and socioeconomical differences. The purpose of this research was to explore community building in an online graduate course by…
Descriptors: Cues, Online Courses, Graduate Students, Adult Learning
Camillo, Denise M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The topic of study was communication technology preferences of online students and online instructors. The generational cohorts of each group were all assessed to see if preferential differences existed due to age. The research problem was that technical generational differences cause challenges with effective communication between faculty and…
Descriptors: Age Groups, Generational Differences, Computer Mediated Communication, Interpersonal Communication
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Douglas, Sarah N.; Kammes, Rebecca; Nordquist, Erica – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Parent training is an essential part of quality programming for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, limited research exists exploring online training approaches to support parents of children with both ASD and complex communication needs (CCN; e.g., limited verbal ability), despite the many benefits that online training might…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Communication Strategies, Communication Skills, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Borup, Jered; Chambers, Chawanna; Srimson, Rebecca – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
Just as they have in face-to-face courses, parents will likely play an important role in lowering online student attrition rates, but more research is needed that identifies ways parents can engage in their students' online learning. In this research we surveyed and interviewed 12 online teachers and 12 on-site facilitators regarding their…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Online Courses, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Technology
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Porter, Toccara D. – Journal of Access Services, 2020
Tennessee State University was a decade long user of OCLC's ILLiad platform. 2019 marked the year when the relationship with that system ended as our two interlibrary loan departments migrated to Tipasa, OCLC's new cloud-based system. The platform change did not stem from dissatisfaction with ILLiad but from being informed that Tipasa would…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Program Implementation, Computer Software
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Subrahmanyam, Kaveri; Greenfield, Patricia – Future of Children, 2008
Over the past decade, technology has become increasingly important in the lives of adolescents. As a group, adolescents are heavy users of newer electronic communication forms such as instant messaging, e-mail, and text messaging, as well as communication-oriented Internet sites such as blogs, social networking, and sites for sharing photos and…
Descriptors: Internet, Adolescents, Interpersonal Relationship, Anxiety
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Lee, Ji Eun; Recker, Mimi; Yuan, Min – Online Learning, 2020
This study investigates the validity and instructional value of a rubric developed to evaluate the quality of online courses offered at a midsized public university. This rubric is adapted from an online course quality rubric widely used in higher education, the Quality Matters rubric. We first examine the reliability and preliminary construct…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Online Courses, Course Evaluation, Educational Quality
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Dickinson, Amber – Journal of Educators Online, 2017
Students are more commonly completing coursework online and as such many professors teach online courses. Due to the popularity of online courses and the need for professors to teach in a format varying from the traditional classroom setting, it is important to evaluate whether or not certain teaching approaches, such as establishing rapport,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Pragmatics, Teacher Student Relationship
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Lai, Kwok-Wing – Distance Education, 2017
A supportive online learning environment entails teachers using effective pedagogical practices to meet the needs of their students and developing a positive teacher-student relationship to foster learner motivation and engagement. This paper reports a study investigating how 32 secondary teachers in New Zealand taught their online distance…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Teachers
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