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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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Kim, Sin-Hyang; Park, Sihyun – Distance Education, 2023
Due to the sudden transition to online education because of the outbreak of COVID-19, various strategies and factors have been extensively investigated to increase the effectiveness and quality of online education. In this study, we reviewed and synthesized the factors correlating with students' online learning satisfaction, considered a basic…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Satisfaction, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Ahlf, Michael; McNeil, Sara G. – Distance Education, 2023
With the growth of online courses, moderators can play a significant role in engaging and supporting learners in asynchronous online discussions (AODs). However, a synthesis of the research on moderators has not been performed in the 40 years since the term was first used in reference to online learning. We examined 76 studies to determine key…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Asynchronous Communication
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Doo, Min Young; Zhu, Meina; Bonk, Curtis J. – Distance Education, 2023
Self-directed learning (SDL) is a critical success factor for massive open online course (MOOC) learners. This meta-analysis study examined the influence of SDL on learning outcomes in MOOCs by extracting the effect sizes of 60 samples from 14 studies published between January 2010 and April 2022. The results showed that the overall effects of SDL…
Descriptors: Independent Study, MOOCs, Outcomes of Education, Educational Research
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Francisco Iniesto; Carina Bossu – Distance Education, 2023
Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and open education are key areas in the current development of educational systems internationally. However, little is known about the general perspective of what has been addressed about EDI in open educational contexts to date. To address this gap, this paper presents a systematic literature review of 15…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Diversity, Inclusion, College Faculty
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Wang, Qin; Mousavi, Amin; Lu, Chang – Distance Education, 2022
The field of learning analytics (LA) is developing rapidly. However, previous empirical studies on LA were largely data-driven. Little attention has been paid to theory-driven LA studies. The present scoping review identified and summarized empirical theory-driven LA studies, aiming to reveal how theories were integrated into LA. The review…
Descriptors: Learning Analytics, Journal Articles, Databases, Metacognition
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Paul, Ravi C.; Swart, William; MacLeod, Kenneth R. – Distance Education, 2022
Relative proximity theory contributes to the concept of distance in distance education by defining how far a current learning environment is from an ideal learning environment. As in Moore's (1993) theory of transactional distance, it defines distance as a psychosocial phenomenon but provides specificity to Moore's seminal theory for learning at a…
Descriptors: Proximity, Distance Education, Educational Environment, Measures (Individuals)
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Gibson, Poppy; Clarkson, Rebecca; Scott, Mike – Distance Education, 2022
The number of students with disabilities, which covers a range of conditions including physical and cognitive impairments, is on the rise. Further and higher education institutions are obliged to ensure that teaching and assessment is inclusive. This is particularly pertinent since the pandemic as many students have missed social opportunities…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Evaluation Methods, Distance Education, Students with Disabilities
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Gamage, Dilrukshi; Staubitz, Thomas; Whiting, Mark – Distance Education, 2021
We report on a systematic review of the landscape of peer assessment in massive open online courses (MOOCs) with papers from 2014 to 2020 in 20 leading education technology publication venues across four databases containing education technology-related papers, addressing three research issues: the evolution of peer assessment in MOOCs during the…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction
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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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Mishra, Sanjaya; Sahoo, Sidhartha; Pandey, Shriram – Distance Education, 2021
Online distance learning emerged as a solution to continue with teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to more scholarly publications in the field. The current study critically analyzed the publications using a range of scientometric techniques. The journal article was the predominant form of publication, and collaborative…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Educational Research, Distance Education, Electronic Learning
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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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Lee, Kyungmee – Distance Education, 2020
In the previous era of open educational practices (OEP) based around distance teaching, its actors and their target group were clear to define: open universities and disadvantaged learners. In this new era of OEP linked to digitalized open educational resources, there are multiple actors and beneficiaries of OEP. This critical literature review…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Open Education, Access to Education
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Jones, Kate; Raynor, Phyllis; Polyakova-Norwood, Vera – Distance Education, 2020
As online programs for nursing education continue to grow, nursing faculty must develop strategies for engaging with and supporting students in this form of distance learning. The concept of caring, which is central to nursing education, overlaps with teaching and social presence concepts from the community of inquiry model in education. After…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Graduate Students, College Faculty
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Migueliz Valcarlos, María; Wolgemuth, Jennifer R.; Haraf, Samantha; Fisk, Nathan – Distance Education, 2020
Alongside the increasing popularity of distance education is a growing body of literature on anti-oppressive pedagogies (Breunig, 2009). Our critical review of literature explored and critiqued how educators enact anti-oppressive pedagogies in online classrooms. Our search and screen process yielded 2952 studies and a final set of 10 that met our…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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