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Goad, Tyler; Jones, Emily; Bulger, Sean; Daum, David; Hollett, Nikki; Elliott, Eloise – American Journal of Distance Education, 2021
Currently, limited data are available on student retention rates and attrition factors in online physical education (OLPE) courses. Several early OLPE studies as well as the 2007 NASPE Initial Guidelines for Online Physical Education have suggested that certain prescreening efforts be in place prior to student enrollment in OLPE; however, at…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Physical Education, Health Related Fitness
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Lazarevic, Bojan; Bentz, David – American Journal of Distance Education, 2021
Stress during the learning process is thought to enhance memory formation while at the same time hinders memory retrieval. Together like a double-edged sword, stress can have both a positive and negative affect on student outcomes. Congruently, learning online brings unique challenges to students. Two distinct groups of learners at a northeastern…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Stress Variables, Electronic Learning
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Davis, William J.; Rush, Alexandra; Tevington, Patricia; Urban, Jennifer Brown; Linver, Miriam R. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2021
Non-formal education (NFE) programs -- those existing separately from hierarchically and chronologically organized schools -- have a long history with distance and online learning, both of which have been essential to NFE programming. NFE programs like Scouts BSA, the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) co-ed program for 11-17 year olds, rely upon…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Nonformal Education, Youth Clubs, National Organizations
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Armstrong, Vondra O.; Tudor, Thomas R.; Hughes, Gail D. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2021
Research on the community college student is lacking a full understanding on all the variables that may impact online course success. Researchers in this study examined the effects of student demographics, academic motivation, learning style, and locus of control on retention rates in community college online courses. A descriptive discriminant…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation
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Li, Hongli; Kim, Min Kyu; Xiong, Yao – American Journal of Distance Education, 2020
Researchers have been interested in classifying massive open online course (MOOC) students based on their learning behaviors. However, less attention has been paid to the cognitive attributes associated with various learning behaviors. In this study, we propose a conceptual model that links MOOC students' observable learning behaviors to their…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cognitive Processes, Student Behavior, Online Courses
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Volk, Fred; Floyd, Christopher G.; Shaler, Laurel; Ferguson, Lydia; Gavulic, Alyssa M. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2020
Distance education is a rapidly expanding sector that is increasingly being utilized by military student populations due to its unique benefits and flexibility in terms of course options making it a more viable and attractive option. The present study aims to expand the current research on factors contributing to military distance learner's…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Military Service, Distance Education, Academic Persistence
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Moubayed, Abdallah; Injadat, Mohammadnoor; Shami, Abdallah; Lutfiyya, Hanan – American Journal of Distance Education, 2020
E-learning platforms and processes face several challenges, among which is the idea of personalizing the e-learning experience and to keep students motivated and engaged. This work is part of a larger study that aims to tackle these two challenges using a variety of machine learning techniques. To that end, this paper proposes the use of k-means…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Electronic Learning, Individualized Instruction, Undergraduate Students
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Berry, Gregory R.; Hughes, Heidi – American Journal of Distance Education, 2020
This paper examines the online learning experience as related to work-life balance from the student's perspective. Four open-ended discussion questions were asked of 302 students in sixteen graduate business courses, over a three-year period. Two hundred and ten students voluntarily responded with their observations and perceptions of their…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Family Work Relationship, Online Courses, Student Attitudes
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Taftaf, Randa; Williams, Christy – American Journal of Distance Education, 2020
The sudden influx of refugees into countries around the world has caused a complicated, multi-faceted, international refugee crisis. Refugees, whether in camps or urban areas, face a myriad of problems and obstacles, yet one of the most critical issues young refugees face is the lack of educational opportunities and/or resources. United Nations…
Descriptors: Refugees, Distance Education, Access to Education, Educational Technology
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Chatterjee, Ritushree; Correia, Ana-Paula – American Journal of Distance Education, 2020
Feelings of community increase information flow, cooperation, support, and a sense of commitment toward group goals. Many studies have explored the significance of sense of community and collaborative learning activities in online learning environments. Using a correlational study, the relationship between students' sense of community and their…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Correlation
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Shearer, Rick L.; Aldemir, Tugce; Hitchcock, Jana; Resig, Jessie; Driver, Jessica; Kohler, Megan – American Journal of Distance Education, 2020
As online learning continues to evolve many have proposed that we think differently about our pedagogical approaches, to move beyond the replication of the face-to-face experience. Here we explore the student and faculty visions of the future using a Zaltman Metaphor Elicitation (ZMET) method that uses images to metaphorically represent how…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Online Courses, Figurative Language, Evaluation Methods
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Moore, Michael G. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2020
In this article, Michael Moore provides a bibliography of early 1980s online learning literature which was compiled when he was Director of the American Center for Study of Distance Education. The bibliography was compiled around 1990 and notes the names of some of the first thinkers and early initiatives in the field of online learning.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational History, Higher Education, Telecommunications
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Brinkley-Etzkorn, Karen E. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2020
This study examines the relationship between one approach to training new online instructors and the ways in which the program influenced their beliefs about and attitudes about teaching online over time. The Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) model serves as the theoretical framework for analyzing three primarily qualitative…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Chisum, Misty – American Journal of Distance Education, 2020
This mixed-methods grounded theory study examined student and faculty perceptions of engagement in Interactive Television (ITV) courses. Survey participants from two regional higher learning institutions consisted of students (n = 442) and faculty (n = 99) with previous ITV experience. Data were analyzed using principal factor analysis,…
Descriptors: Television, Telecourses, College Faculty, Student Attitudes
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Chesser, Svetlana; Murrah, William; Forbes, Sean Alan – American Journal of Distance Education, 2020
This study was designed to investigate how college students' personality characteristics relate to their choice of instructional delivery (online or face-to-face) and whether this choice mediates the relationship between personality and academic performance. One hundred eighty-eight undergraduate students were given a choice between taking the…
Descriptors: Personality, Delivery Systems, Academic Achievement, Personality Traits
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