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Thompson, Carol C.; Patterson, Jill – American Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Organizations governing education in the health professions have recently called for changes in teaching to promote students' use of critical thinking (CT). Expectations for CT in courses to train educators should be aligned with the expectations of student use of CT. A growing number of certificate and master's-level programs are being developed…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Masters Programs, Certification
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Michael, Robert; Webster, Collin A.; Nilges, Lynda; Brian, Ali; Johnson, Robert; Carson, Russell; Egan, Catherine A. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Previous research has not explored the potential of distance learning to prepare preservice teachers (PCTs) for promoting children's physical activity. The purpose of this study was to (a) examine the perceptions and experiences of PCTs, inservice classroom teachers, university instructors, and elementary students who were involved in a…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Service Learning, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Baker, Kerrie Q.; Moyer, Diane M. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2019
This study explored relationship between students' conscientiousness and motivation, their impressions of the online environment, and their learning. Also examined were relationships between their impressions of the online environment and their sense of community and their interactions with others. Questionnaires were completed by 84 students at a…
Descriptors: Correlation, Student Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Online Courses
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Zilka, Gila Cohen; Rahimi, Ilan Daniels; Cohen, Revital – American Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Feelings of threat, challenge, motivation, self-efficacy, and transactional distance reflect students' struggles with the learning process. This study examined the relationship between students' subjective feelings about the learning process in virtual and blended courses (VC and BC). This is a mixed-method study. The sample included 484 students…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Blended Learning, Computer Simulation, Self Efficacy
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Beck, Dennis; Watson, Angela R.; Maranto, Robert – American Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Recent Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) analyses find that cyber charter schools in seventeen states show consistently low reading and mathematics value-added test scores compared to traditional public schools serving comparable students. This generally accords with prior research. We hypothesize that the relatively poor…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Online Courses, Charter Schools, Low Achievement
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Borup, Jered; Stimson, Rebecca J. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Local schools are increasingly providing their students who are enrolled in an online course with an on-site facilitator as a means for increasing online pass rates. However, few studies have examined how online teachers and on-site facilitators work in conjunction to support online students. Successful on-site facilitators (n = 12) and online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
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Rangarajan, Karan; Begg, Khalil; Somani, Bhaskar – American Journal of Distance Education, 2019
There has been considerable growth in the uptake of digital clinical education (DCE) over the last few years. This growth has coincided with similar growth in social media platforms available to both educators and learners. In this article, we describe a novel, innovative video-based medical education project using YouTube for teaching, training,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Social Media, Video Technology
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Makoe, Mpine; Nsamba, Asteria – American Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Assessing service quality gaps in Open Distance Learning (ODL) universities is essential to promote quality and develop programmes to manage deficiencies. The purpose of this study was to compare students' expectations and perceptions of student support services, to determine service quality gaps. Data were collected from a sample of ODL students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Expectation
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Kurt, Serhat – American Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Though initially proposed as a means of overcoming common barriers to higher education, MOOCs often exacerbate the very issues of accessibility and exclusivity that they were designed to avoid. Students from developing countries in particular face considerable obstacles that hinder or outright prevent their enrollment in and completion of MOOCs.…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Méndez-Carbajo, Diego; Wolla, Scott A. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2019
This article studies the differences in student learning outcomes associated with changes in the format of online learning resources. We compare completion rates and degrees of student achievement across several economic education learning modules produced by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Initially designed as a long-form online learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Outcomes of Education
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Wisneski, John E.; Ozogul, Gamze – American Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Previous studies have compared student performance for the same or similar classes delivered both online and face-to-face. However, few studies have explored the role that a change in learning environment plays in the student's ability to transfer skills and knowledge gained in prerequisite courses to follow-on, or post-requisite, courses. The…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students
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Hurlbut, Amanda R. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2018
Online education programs are well established in higher education, including graduate level and non-traditional teacher education programs. However, there is a lack of substantial research into online programs for undergraduate students in comparable preparation programs. The purpose of this study was to determine how student progress in a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Online Courses, Conventional Instruction, Teacher Education Programs
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Burke Moneypenny, Dianne; Evans, Margaret; Kraha, Amanda – American Journal of Distance Education, 2018
The current study seeks to analyze university students' perceptions of online peer assessment (PA) with regard its effectiveness as a learning tool and as a contributing factor to motivation and interaction. Participants also responded to questions about self-perceived writing strength, attitudes toward peer review, and experiences with peer…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation, Interaction
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Wengrowicz, Niva; Swart, William; Paul, Ravi; Macleod, Kenneth; Dori, Dov; Dori, Yehudit Judy – American Journal of Distance Education, 2018
Case-based learning is an interactive group learning approach that embodies the principles of Socratic inquiry. It is a common pedagogy used in many disciplines including business, law, and health. With online learning being the fastest growing segment of higher education, case-based learning is also finding its way into online courses. This…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Student Satisfaction, Online Courses
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Hollman, Angela; Bice, Matthew R.; Ball, James; Bickford, Nate; Shafer, Alex B.; Bickford, Sonja – American Journal of Distance Education, 2018
Although scholarship is important in higher education and faculty productivity expectations are continually increasing, we still do not understand the holistic view of faculty productivity. This study takes a different viewpoint on faculty productivity examining differences by university classification and by discipline. Most importantly, we…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Scholarship, Productivity, Online Courses
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