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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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Singh, Rose C. B.; MacDonald, Judy E. – Distance Education, 2022
Distance education gives a diverse group of social work students access to further education. Research addressing the overall experiences of Canadian distance education social work students is limited, and even more so for distance education social work students with mental health (dis)Abilities. By means of a qualitative research project using…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Social Work, Mental Health, Students with Disabilities
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Belt, Eric S.; Lowenthal, Patrick R. – Distance Education, 2021
The use of video has become commonplace in education today. Educators are engaging students with video communication technology more frequently than ever before, given COVID-19. However, questions remain on how instructors use video as a communication and teaching tool in online and blended courses. The purpose of this literature review was to…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Online Courses
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Phirangee, Krystle; Malec, Alesia – Distance Education, 2017
Fostering a strong sense of community among students in online courses is the goal of many instructors because it is seen as being essential in supporting students' learning experiences. However, high dropout rates in online learning suggest that students feel disconnected and isolated from their course, feelings which have been attributed to the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Online Courses, Sense of Community, Dropout Rate
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Koole, Marguerite; Stack, Sara – Distance Education, 2016
In this study, the authors explored identity positioning as perceived by doctoral learners in online, networked-learning environments. The study examined two distance doctoral programs at a Canadian university. It was a qualitative study based on methodologies involving open coding and discourse analysis. The social positioning cycle, based on…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Rehn, Nicole; Maor, Dorit; McConney, Andrew – Distance Education, 2016
This research examines teacher presence in high school distance courses that are delivered by synchronous videoconference. In rural and remote areas, many school districts are using videoconferencing as way to reach dispersed students. This collective case study uses mixed methods to unpack the notion of presence from the perspective of teachers…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Synchronous Communication, High Schools, Videoconferencing
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Baggaley, Jon – Distance Education, 2012
Behind every educational concept an opposing notion is waiting for recognition. Despite their avowed objectives, however, academic debates do not always encourage the discussion of opposing views. A review of sessions at the December 2011 Online Educa Conference illustrates that point and others about academic meetings. Opposing viewpoints may be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Methods, Educational Theories
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Edwards, Margaret; Perry, Beth; Janzen, Katherine – Distance Education, 2011
What does it take to be an effective online educator? Can those who teach successfully face-to-face be equally effective online? This article details a descriptive qualitative research study of students' perspectives regarding qualities of exceptional online educators. Participants described interactions they had with online teachers they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, College Graduates, Online Courses
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Baggaley, Jon – Distance Education, 2010
Imaginary worlds have been devised by artists and commentators for centuries to focus satirical attention on society's problems. The increasing sophistication of three-dimensional graphics software is generating comparable "virtual worlds" for educational usage. Can such worlds play a satirical role suggesting developments in distance…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Cartoons, Educational Trends, Computer Software
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Hilton, John L., III; Graham, Charles; Rich, Peter; Wiley, David – Distance Education, 2010
The authors studied a course in which an instructor allowed individuals at a distance to participate. Although these students were not formally enrolled in the university where the class took place, the instructor gave them full access to all course materials and encouraged them to complete course assignments. The authors examined the time and…
Descriptors: Time Management, Conventional Instruction, Education Courses, Graduate Study
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Fahy, Patrick J. – Distance Education, 2007
Constructivist views of online interaction often refer to the power of stories and the role of storytelling in the sharing and construction of knowledge, and the creation of learning communities. No empirical evidence of the presence or character of stories in online conferences has been systematically reported, however. This study describes the…
Descriptors: Personality, Interaction, Conferences, Graduate Students
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Wiesenberg, Faye; Stacey, Elizabeth – Distance Education, 2005
This reflective paper began with a discussion of the online program design and delivery experiences of three senior faculty members at the University of Calgary (Canada) and Deakin University (Australia), which was recorded at Deakin University. After drawing on this recording in their research and practice, one faculty member from each…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Design, Distance Education, College Faculty
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Robertson, Bill – Distance Education, 1987
This discussion of the benefits of audio teleconferencing for distance education programs and for business and government applications focuses on the recent experience of Canadian educational users. Four successful operating models and their costs are reviewed, and it is concluded that audio teleconferencing is cost efficient and educationally…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Developed Nations
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Sweet, Robert – Distance Education, 1986
Describes a survey of 356 adult students enrolled in university-level courses at the Open Learning Institute which was conducted to assess the predictive validity of Tinto's theoretical model of student dropout. It was found that, overall, the Tinto model appears to be a useful framework for such investigations. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Adult Dropouts, Correlation, Discriminant Analysis, Distance Education
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Peruniak, Geoffrey – Distance Education, 1983
Focuses on the student learning realm of distance education, to investigate how well students did according to institutional criteria for success, in what ways these students experienced the university, how course completers differed from withdrawers in their experience, and how students organized their study time. Thirty-nine references are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Distance Education, Environmental Influences
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