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Broadbent, Jaclyn; Howe, Wren D. W. – Distance Education, 2023
Online help-seeking refers to a learner's willingness to seek help in online learning environments. Counterintuitively, studies of help-seeking have found mixed results for the relationship between help-seeking and academic achievement. We hypothesized that these mixed findings might, in part, be accounted for by the confidence level of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, College Students
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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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Hengtao Tang; Yan Yang; Yu Bao – Distance Education, 2023
Evidence that open educational resources (OER) can decrease college students' educational cost without harm to their course performance on different subjects has been well documented, but student motivation to use OER for learning is underexplored. This study investigated college students' achievement goals of using OER from the perspective of…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Student Costs, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
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Di Malta, Gina; Bond, Julian; Conroy, Dominic; Smith, Katy; Moller, Naomi – Distance Education, 2022
In this study, we investigated the links between distance education students' mental health, connectedness, and academic performance during COVID-19, using a mixed-methods sequential explanatory design. Online survey responses with a sample of 208 distance education students--aged 18-84, 144 females, 60 males, three nonbinary individuals, most…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Mental Health, Academic Achievement, COVID-19
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Moore, Robert L. – Distance Education, 2022
In this paper, I introduce a new term to the online learning lexicon, "mesocredentials," an emerging and transformative approach to integrating massive open online courses (MOOCs) within the higher education system. A mesocredential connects MOOC achievement with academic credit applied to a traditional academic degree. I distinguish…
Descriptors: Credentials, Academic Achievement, Credits, MOOCs
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Stuart, Jaimee; O'Donnell, Alexander W.; Scott, Riley; O'Donnell, Karlee; Lund, Rochelle; Barber, Bonnie – Distance Education, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted widespread transitions to remote teaching and learning in the higher education sector, bringing challenges for both educators and students. This study investigated links between student engagement with distinct types of remote teaching (asynchronous and synchronous) and academic outcomes (grade point average and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Teaching Methods, Distance Education
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Wei, Huei-Chuan; Chou, Chien – Distance Education, 2020
The current study proposes a comprehensive structural model to determine whether online learning perceptions and online learning readiness affect students' online learning performance and course satisfaction. A questionnaire was voluntarily completed by 356 undergraduate students enrolled in a cross-campus, general education, asynchronous online…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Readiness, Student Satisfaction, Online Courses
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Slater, Stefan; Baker, Ryan – Distance Education, 2019
Considerable attention has been given to methods for knowledge estimation, a category of methods for automatic assessment of a student's degree of skill mastery or knowledge at a specific time. Knowledge estimation is frequently used to make decisions about when a student has reached mastery and is ready to advance to new material, but there has…
Descriptors: Prediction, Mastery Learning, Academic Achievement, Bayesian Statistics
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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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Xing, Wanli – Distance Education, 2019
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) face persistent challenges related to student performance, including high rates of attrition and low student achievement scores. Previous studies that have examined the performance of students in MOOCs have done so using qualitative analysis and the quantitative analysis of small samples. This study is the first…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Ng, Clarence – Distance Education, 2018
Outcome-focused career goals are concerned about studying for tangible career benefits. To what extent do these goals motivate distance learners to learn? Using a mixed-method design, Study 1 found that career-focused learners, when compared with noncareer-focused counterparts, had a propensity to endorse outcome-focused career goals, use surface…
Descriptors: Occupational Aspiration, Distance Education, Learning Motivation, Learning Strategies
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Maddrell, Jennifer A.; Morrison, Gary R.; Watson, Ginger S. – Distance Education, 2017
The community of inquiry (CoI) framework suggests social presence, teaching presence, and cognitive presence are essential elements to foster successful educational experiences in computer-mediated distance learning environments. Although thousands of CoI-based articles have been published, those critical of the framework and related research…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Graduate Students, Distance Education, Student Attitudes
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Uribe, Samantha N.; Vaughan, Michelle – Distance Education, 2017
This paper reports on a case study conducted in an American university investigating the role of feedback within a distance education environment. Based on data gathered from online and hybrid undergraduate students in a teacher education program and supported by existing research, we describe how we support online learners by implementing a…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Feedback (Response)
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Ng, Clarence – Distance Education, 2017
Can mastery and performance-approach goals predict distance learners' learning and achievement in different learning situations over an academic year? Using a prospective longitudinal design, the current study examined this research question using a cohort of distance learners in Hong Kong. Two hundred and seventy-two distance learners completed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Adult Learning, Mastery Learning
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Beccaria, Lisa; Rogers, Cath; Burton, Lorelle; Beccaria, Gavin – Distance Education, 2016
University students are likely to experience high rates of stress, which has the potential to negatively affect academic performance and their experience of study. Research with on-campus students has found positive benefits of health-promoting behaviours such as stress reduction and academic achievement; yet no research has examined these…
Descriptors: College Students, Stress Management, Coping, Academic Achievement
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