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Warren, Scott J.; Churchill, Christina – Distance Education, 2022
Distance learning technology continues to grow and undergo significant changes in higher education settings. Applying strategic planning methods from organizational behavior and operations management can act as a useful guide for the implementation of a sustainable distance learning program. Strong planning can help ensure the distance learning…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Educational Planning, Educational Improvement
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Hromalik, Christopher D.; Koszalka, Tiffany A. – Distance Education, 2018
This study investigated how community college students in an online introductory-level language course self-regulated their learning while using digital learning resources. An analysis of reflective journals revealed that learners reported engaging with resources in ways consistent with the six dimensions of self-regulated learning. Only learners…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Online Courses, Second Language Learning
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Thistoll, Tony; Yates, Anne – Distance Education, 2016
This article reports two studies undertaken at The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, a vocational distance education (DE) provider, where course completion rates have risen to match those of face-to-face technical institutions. A simple model of student engagement is presented, which reflects the triality between the student, institution, and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Graduation Rate
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LaPointe, Deborah K.; Gunawardena, Charlotte N. – Distance Education, 2004
Our pervasive adoption of CMC in higher education has far outpaced our understanding of the nature of CMC and, accordingly, how this medium should best be used to promote higher-order learning (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, "American Journal of Distance Education," 15 (1), 7-23, 2001). Therefore, this study examined the relationship between peer…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teaching Styles, Structural Equation Models