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Wei, Huei-Chuan; Chou, Chien – Distance Education, 2020
The current study proposes a comprehensive structural model to determine whether online learning perceptions and online learning readiness affect students' online learning performance and course satisfaction. A questionnaire was voluntarily completed by 356 undergraduate students enrolled in a cross-campus, general education, asynchronous online…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Readiness, Student Satisfaction, Online Courses
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Skelcher, Shannon; Yang, Dazhi; Trespalacios, Jesús; Snelson, Chareen – Distance Education, 2020
Establishing a sense of community is important for student success in online learning environments. However, how online graduate students experience a sense of community in higher learning institutions providing their courses or degree is an area not fully explored. This article reports the results of an investigation into how graduate students in…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Student School Relationship
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Chen, Chen; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip M.; Sasselov, Dimitar D.; Fredericks, Colin; Malan, David J. – Distance Education, 2020
Participants' engagement in massive online open courses (MOOCs) is highly irregular and self-directed. It is well known in the field of television media that substantial parts of the audience tend to drop out at major episodic, or seasonal, closures, which makes creating cliff-hangers a crucial strategy to retain viewers (Bakker, 1993; Cazani,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Dropouts, Learning Analytics, Dropout Rate
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Oyarzun, Beth; Martin, Florence; Moore, Robert L. – Distance Education, 2020
This study examined 256 faculty survey responses to determine perceptions of helpfulness of 24 time management strategies grouped into four categories defined by Berge (1995) as managerial, pedagogical, technical, and social. Findings indicate that establishing clear and specific expectations (M = 4.32) was perceived as the most helpful, followed…
Descriptors: Time Management, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Units of Study
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Doo, Min Young; Tang, Ying; Bonk, Curtis J.; Zhu, Meina – Distance Education, 2020
As massive open online courses (MOOCs) proliferate, a better understanding of MOOC instructors is essential. This study examined the motivation as well as the career and professional development of 142 MOOC instructors using a mixed-methods approach entailing an online survey combined with six MOOC instructor interviews. The research findings…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Teacher Motivation, Career Development
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Becerra-Alonso, David; Lopez-Cobo, Isabel; Gómez-Rey, Pilar; Fernández-Navarro, Francisco; Barbera, Elena – Distance Education, 2020
This article describes the development of an application for the grading and provision of feedback on educational processes. The too, named "EduZinc," enables instructors to go through the complete process of creating and evaluating the activities and materials of a course. The application enables for the simultaneous management of two…
Descriptors: Grading, Feedback (Response), Student Centered Learning, Educational Technology
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Sime, Julie-Ann; Themelis, Chryssa – Distance Education, 2020
Visual media and virtual reality are now a common features of distance education environments. This has boosted research into questions surrounding visual media and technologies for educators' professional development and teaching practice. This research explored educators' views on identity and teaching presence in visual media in distance…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Teacher Attitudes, Identification (Psychology), Interpersonal Relationship
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Lee, Kyungmee; Bligh, Brett – Distance Education, 2019
In the current higher education context, offering online programmes is seen as an effective means to recruit more international students. However, supporting online international students studying at a distance is not a simple task for both universities and tutors. The problem mainly stems from a lack of theoretical understanding of online…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Distance Education
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Henderikx, Maartje; Kreijns, Karel; Castaño Muñoz, Jonatan; Kalz, Marco – Distance Education, 2019
MOOCs are promising opportunities for lifelong learning, but as promising as these learning opportunities seem, many learners do not succeed in pursuing their personal learning goals. Barriers to learning are the main reason for not finishing the intended (parts of the) MOOCs. This study addressed the question whether the factors age, gender,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Goal Orientation, Lifelong Learning
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Zhu, Meina; Herring, Susan C.; Bonk, Curtis J. – Distance Education, 2019
This case study examined patterns in online communication using computer-mediated discourse analysis to better understand how teaching presence, social presence, and cognitive presence are manifested in an online learning environment. The findings indicate that study participants actively participated in the discussion. The instructor and…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Learning, Discussion Groups, Interaction
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Lange, Christopher; Costley, Jamie – Distance Education, 2019
Scaffolding techniques, such as sequencing and fading, used in online video lectures may help mitigate the negative relationship between complex contents represented by intrinsic load and content understanding represented by germane load. This study analyzed survey responses from university students (n = 2365) who participated in online classes in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Electronic Learning
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Muir, Tracey; Milthorpe, Naomi; Stone, Cathy; Dyment, Janet; Freeman, Elizabeth; Hopwood, Belinda – Distance Education, 2019
Although there is ample research into student engagement in online learning, much of this investigates the student experience through surveys administered at a fixed point in time, usually at the exit point of a single unit of study or course. The study described in this paper, by contrast, aimed to understand online student engagement over a…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes
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Zhang, J.; Lou, X.; Zhang, H.; Zhang, J. – Distance Education, 2019
Understanding how collective attention flow circulates amid an over-abundance of knowledge is a key to designing new and better forms of online and flexible learning experiences. This study adopted an open flow network model and the associated distance metrics to gain an understanding of collective attention flow using clickstream data in a…
Descriptors: Attention, Online Courses, Foreign Countries, Introductory Courses
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Kwon, Kyungbin; Park, Su Jin; Shin, Suhkyung; Chang, Chae Young – Distance Education, 2019
The current study examined the effects of different types of instructor comments on student engagement in an online discussion. In particular, this study examined three comment types: (1) praise-oriented comments, agreeing with students' initial messages and recapping their ideas, (2) elaboration-encouraging comments, requesting elaboration on the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learner Engagement, Positive Reinforcement, Computer Mediated Communication
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Kotera, Yasuhiro; Cockerill, Vicky; Green, Pauline; Hutchinson, Lucy; Shaw, Paula; Bowskill, Nicholas – Distance Education, 2019
Online learning is crucial to success for higher education institutions. Whilst the existing literature predominantly focused on its economic advantages, we focused on its inclusivity. At an online learning unit of a UK university, the number of students with disabilities (SWD) is three times higher than the national average. Having a degree makes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Students with Disabilities, Electronic Learning
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