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Thomas, Jonathan E.; Graham, Charles R. – Distance Education, 2019
Evaluation of online instructors is a developing field of research. Institutions have made great progress in recent years to refine their efforts to evaluate online teaching in order to improve online teaching. Some institutions, however, still struggle to evaluate online instructors who did not design the course they are teaching. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Evaluation
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Pulham, Emily; Graham, Charles R. – Distance Education, 2018
This article presents a synthesis of reports and research on K-12 blended teaching competencies compared with K-12 online teaching competencies. The skills needed to teach in online and blended environments are distinct from traditional teaching, but teacher education programs often do not equip preservice teachers for the new modes of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning
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Hawkins, Abigail; Graham, Charles R.; Sudweeks, Richard R.; Barbour, Michael K. – Distance Education, 2013
This study examined the relationship between students' perceptions of teacher-student interaction and academic performance at an asynchronous, self-paced, statewide virtual high school. Academic performance was measured by grade awarded and course completion. There were 2269 students who responded to an 18-item survey designed to measure student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Factor Analysis, Student Attitudes, Interpersonal Relationship
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Velasquez, Andrea; Graham, Charles R.; Osguthorpe, Richard – Distance Education, 2013
The objective of this study was to describe how caring is experienced in the technology-mediated context of the Open High School in Utah, an online charter high school. Two female teachers, two male students, and two female students were interviewed three times over 9 months regarding their experience of caring teacher-student interactions. Data…
Descriptors: High Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Caring
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Borup, Jered; West, Richard E.; Graham, Charles R. – Distance Education, 2013
Online courses are increasingly using asynchronous video communication. However, little is known about how asynchronous video communication influences students' communication patterns. This study presents four narratives of students with varying characteristics who engaged in asynchronous video communication. The extrovert valued the efficiency of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Video Technology, Asynchronous Communication, Context Effect
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Halverson, Lisa R.; Graham, Charles R.; Spring, Kristian J.; Drysdale, Jeffery S. – Distance Education, 2012
Blended learning is a diverse and expanding area of design and inquiry that combines face-to-face and online modalities. As blended learning research matures, numerous voices enter the conversation. This study begins the search for the center of this emerging area of study by finding the most cited scholarship on blended learning. Using Harzing's…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Blended Learning, Web Based Instruction, Literature Reviews