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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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Wang, Qian; Xun, Jiyao; Li, Na; Huijser, Henk; Shen, Juming; Chen, Jian – Distance Education, 2023
This study investigated how student effort and the course design influenced an online internship in China. A cohort of 95 postgraduate students became distance learners in a credit-bearing internship course due to COVID-19. The course leader applied the action learning framework to prompt student online collaboration and group inquiry. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Internship Programs, Electronic Learning
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Wang, Yang – Distance Education, 2022
Teaching presence has the potential to influence learning engagement. But the specific role of teaching presence in learning engagement is yet to be explored. Hence, I surveyed 1,328 college students in China through an online questionnaire. The structural equation modeling analysis result indicates that the five dimensions of teaching presence…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Learner Engagement, Online Courses, College Students
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Wang, Yang – Distance Education, 2022
The community of inquiry contends that meaningful learning occurs in the interaction among the teaching, social, and cognitive presences. Although studies have validated the close relationships among the three presences, the roles of teaching presence indicators in students' social and cognitive presences need to be further explored. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Inquiry, Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship
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Tang, Hengtao; Dai, Miao; Yang, Shuoqiu; Du, Xu; Hung, Jui-Long; Li, Hao – Distance Education, 2022
The purpose of this research was to apply multimodal learning analytics in order to systemically investigate college students' attention states during their collaborative problem-solving (CPS) in online settings. Existing research on CPS relies on self-reported data, which limits the validity of the findings. This study looked at data in a…
Descriptors: Learning Analytics, College Students, Attention, Cooperative Learning
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Wang, Yang; Stein, David; Shen, Shusheng – Distance Education, 2021
Differences in how students and teachers understand online teaching presence play a key role in teaching design. To explore how students and teachers perceive teaching presence, this study surveyed 1,041 students and 18 teachers who participated in an online course at a Chinese university. The analysis found students' perceived teaching presence…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Online Courses
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Wang, Yang; Stein, David – Distance Education, 2021
Understanding the role of teaching presence in students' learning can help improve online teaching. This study explored the effects of online teaching presence on students' cognitive conflict and engagement by analyzing three rounds of a course taught with different levels of teaching presence. The participants were 132 students enrolled across…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Psychological Patterns
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Lee, Kyungmee; Fanguy, Mik; Lu, Xuefei Sophie; Bligh, Brett – Distance Education, 2021
While much is discussed of the challenges that educators and their institutions have been facing during COVID-19, there is little reported about how students have been coping with the challenges. In this short piece, we present preliminary data on university students' perceptions of online learning and teaching during the pandemic. Our findings…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Wu, Fati; Lai, Song – Distance Education, 2019
Open, flexible and distance learning has become part of mainstream education in China. Using a blended learning program in a Chinese high school as the case, this study adopted data-mining approaches to establish predictive models using personality traits. Results showed that, for students with high OE and low extraversion, and students who are…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Learning Analytics, Foreign Countries, At Risk Students
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Xiao, Junhong – Distance Education, 2019
This study examined how the role of digitalization is framed in the strategic development plans of 75 top universities in China. Findings show that digitalization as perceived by these universities features instrumentality (e-campus construction and application) and modernization (sustaining and efficiency innovations in teaching and learning), a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Planning, Strategic Planning, Educational Planning
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Zhang, J.; Lou, X.; Zhang, H.; Zhang, J. – Distance Education, 2019
Understanding how collective attention flow circulates amid an over-abundance of knowledge is a key to designing new and better forms of online and flexible learning experiences. This study adopted an open flow network model and the associated distance metrics to gain an understanding of collective attention flow using clickstream data in a…
Descriptors: Attention, Online Courses, Foreign Countries, Introductory Courses
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Xiao, Junhong – Distance Education, 2016
Much research has been conducted in the area of teacher professional identity in the past decades. Nonetheless, very little attention has been paid to the professional identity of tutors in distance education. Using interviews, this study set out to investigate distance tutors' claimed and assigned professional identities, their actual, ought and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Distance Education, Teacher Characteristics
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Zhang, Jingjing; Skryabin, Maxim; Song, Xiongwei – Distance Education, 2016
This study attempts to make inferences about the mechanisms that drive network change over time. It adopts simulation investigation for empirical network analysis to examine the patterns and evolution of relationships formed in the context of a massive open online course (MOOC) discussion forum. Four network effects--"homophily,"…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Investigations, Network Analysis, Computer Simulation
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Gómez-Rey, Pilar; Barbera, Elena; Fernández-Navarro, Francisco – Distance Education, 2016
This article explores the quality of the online learning experience based on the Sloan-C framework and the Online Learning Consortium's (OLC) quality scorecard. The OLC index has been implemented to evaluate quality in online programs from different perspectives. Despite this, the opinions of learners are ignored, and it is built using feedback…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Xiao, Junhong – Distance Education, 2014
Learner agency plays a key role in self-regulated learning. Yet, there is a paucity of research into its role in the distance learning context. Using reflective narratives written by a distance learner of English in China, this longitudinal case study aims to investigate the ways in which learner agency mediates the language learning in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Reflection, Distance Education, Longitudinal Studies
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