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Lomellini, Amy; Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Snelson, Chareen; Trespalacios, Jesús H. – Distance Education, 2022
Online learning can potentially meet increasingly diverse students' needs in higher education, including disabled students. However, institutions have historically struggled in providing accessible and inclusive online learning. Higher education online learning leaders, those who manage instructional designers, are in a unique position to help…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Accessibility (for Disabled), Inclusion, Online Courses
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Trespalacios, Jesús; Snelson, Chareen; Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Uribe-Flórez, Lida; Perkins, Ross – Distance Education, 2021
Community and connectedness are important concepts in online higher education. However, researchers debate how they are defined, operationalized, or enacted in practice. A scoping study was conducted to review the research literature on the extent, range, and nature of research in community and connectedness in online higher education. A total of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Interpersonal Relationship
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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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Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Snelson, Chareen – Distance Education, 2017
Research on social presence and online learning continues to grow. But to date, researchers continue to define and conceptualize social presence very differently. For instance, at a basic level, some conceptualize social presence as one of three presences within a Community of Inquiry, while others do not. Given this problem, we analyzed how…
Descriptors: Interaction, Social Environment, Interpersonal Relationship, Definitions
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Yang, Dazhi; Baldwin, Sally; Snelson, Chareen – Distance Education, 2017
Despite their rapid growth, online programs routinely face student attrition. How to retain students and help them successfully complete is usually a top priority for online programs. This study investigated persistence factors that contributed to students' successful completion from one of the largest and most successful online programs in the…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Student Attrition, Online Courses