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Grace Yue Qi; Gillian Skyrme; Cynthia J. White – Distance Education, 2024
This paper proposes a distance-based doctoral supervisory model to support students in the process of navigating self, agency, and emotions over their doctoral journey. The model emerged through our examination of the lived experiences of three Chinese female doctoral students who, though enrolled as internal students in our New Zealand…
Descriptors: Supervision, Distance Education, Doctoral Programs, Models
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Sara H. Tuiloma; Charles R. Graham – Distance Education, 2024
In this paper, we examine how online teaching assistants (OLTAs) interact with students in terms of affective, behavioral, and cognitive support and the influence of OLTA training on these interactions. Through a thematic network analysis, using a tracking instrument and semi-structured interviews with 10 OLTAs, we examined how online university…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Learner Engagement, Teacher Education, Teaching Experience
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Mohan Yang; Mohammad Shams Ud Duha; Breanne A. Kirsch; Noah Glaser; Helen Crompton; Tian Luo – Distance Education, 2024
As online learners are increasingly diverse, making online learning more inclusive becomes an urgent need. Universal design has been perceived as a viable framework to reach the widest possible range of learners. However, applying universal design to online education has been a challenge to instructors due to different barriers. It is also unclear…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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Suresh Krishnasamy; Edward Narayan – Distance Education, 2024
To deliver a comprehensive learning experience while shifting to online teaching due to COVID-19, educators at The University of Queensland (Australia) adopted Lt, a cloud-based platform, to overcome the challenges of delivering animal anatomy practicals. A two-phased study was conducted to evaluate the use of Lt for both online and on-campus…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Anatomy, Animals
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Punsiri Dam-O; Yaowarat Sirisathitkul; Thammarong Eadkhong; Suthon Srivaro; Chitnarong Sirisathitkul; Sorasak Danworaphong – Distance Education, 2024
This paper describes a case study of an online physics laboratory course implemented for 254 engineering students at Walailak University in Thailand in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The laboratory sequence was designed based on the United Kingdom Professional Standards Framework and covered eight experiments on fundamental concepts of motion,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Physics, Laboratory Experiments
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Min Young Doo; Jungwon Kim – Distance Education, 2024
This study comprised a meta-analysis of the relationship between learning engagement and learning outcomes in online learning in higher education. The effect sizes of 175 samples were extracted from 34 eligible studies published from January 2010 to March 2022. First, the relationship between learning engagement and learning outcomes was g =0.430,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Outcomes of Education, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Lijia Lin; Shan Li; Xiaoshan Huang; Fu Chen – Distance Education, 2024
The purpose of the study was to examine (a) students' social annotation behaviors and engagement change in an undergraduate course throughout the semester, and (b) which social annotation behaviors impact active engagement time. A total of 91 university students' social annotation behaviors, as well as their active engagement time in readings,…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Documentation, Undergraduate Students, Student Behavior
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Raj K. Baral; Laxman Bhatta; Som Nath Ghimire – Distance Education, 2024
This study explored Nepali university teachers' and students' perceptions and experiences of emergency remote teaching (ERT) vis-à-vis its opportunities and challenges during the COVID-19 crisis. Study data were collected via email by employing online questionnaires to higher education teachers and students from 10 colleges under seven…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Alice Brown; Jill Lawrence; Megan Axelsen; Petrea Redmond; Joanna Turner; Suzanne Maloney; Linda Galligan – Distance Education, 2024
Nudging has been used in a range of fields to shape citizens' behavior and promote public priorities. However, in educational contexts, nudges have only been explored relatively recently, with limited but promising evidence for the role of nudging used to increase engagement in online study, particularly in higher education. This paper reports on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Intervention, Learning Management Systems