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Correia, Ana-Paula; Liu, Chenxi; Xu, Fan – Distance Education, 2020
This study analyzed four widely used videoconferencing systems: Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, and WhatsApp. Using experiential e-learning as the framework for analysis, this study examined the systems' general characteristics, learning-related features, and usability. We conducted an analytical evaluation and analyzed system features in regard to…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Videoconferencing, Educational Quality
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Baran, Evrim; Correia, Ana-Paula; Thompson, Ann – Distance Education, 2011
Understanding what is lacking in the online teaching literature is critical to helping researchers and practitioners develop programs and support mechanisms for online teachers in higher education. This review formulates a critique of the standards- and competency-driven vision of online teaching from the perspective of transformative learning…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Teacher Role, Online Courses, Transformative Learning
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Compton, Lily; Davis, Niki; Correia, Ana-Paula – Distance Education, 2010
Over the last decade, online distance education has become a common mode of study in most states in the USA, where it is known as virtual schooling (VS), but many people have misconceptions about it. Pre-service teachers' personal histories as students and their preconceptions, misconceptions, and concerns influence pre-service teacher training…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Preservice Teacher Education, Distance Education, Misconceptions
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Baran, Evrim; Correia, Ana-Paula – Distance Education, 2009
This study explored student-led facilitation strategies used to overcome the challenges of instructor-dominated facilitation, enhance the sense of learning community, and encourage student participation in online discussions. It presents a series of cases of students' facilitation strategies and using qualitative data analysis of discussion…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Content Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Student Motivation
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Correia, Ana-Paula; Davis, Niki – Distance Education, 2008
This article is a case study that aimed at understanding the dynamics of two complementary communities involved in a distance education graduate program: one community of practice formed by the instructors and instructional developers, who designed and developed the program, and another created by the students and instructor in one of the online…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Online Courses, Case Studies