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Hughes, Christopher; Costley, Jamie; Lange, Christopher – Distance Education, 2019
An important part of online courses is the delivery of instruction via video lectures. Video lectures should use media effectively to reduce extraneous load and maximize cognitive processing, thereby helping students to learn. Instructors may be able to reduce extraneous load by varying the number of audio and visual media used. This study…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Video Technology, Lecture Method
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Alqurashi, Emtinan – Distance Education, 2019
Student satisfaction is used as one of the key elements to evaluate online courses, while perceived learning is considered as an indicator of learning. This study aimed to explore how online learning self-efficacy (OLSE), learner--content interaction (LCI), learner--instructor interaction (LII), and learner--learner interaction (LLI) can predict…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Self Efficacy
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Farrell, Orna; Seery, Aidan – Distance Education, 2019
This case study explored the experience of learning portfolio practice and whether learning portfolio practice facilitated the development of critical thinking skills among online distance students. Data were generated using the participant learning portfolio entries and two-time semi-structured interviews. Five themes were constructed in the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Burgos, Daniel; Corbí, Alberto – Distance Education, 2018
Transgenic learning is a disruptive approach in education. It encourages modification of moving parts of the educational chain. This article provides a view of transgenic learning focused on the delivery of enriched learning contents in STEAM areas. It discusses the mutagenic role that the virtual containers may play in current distance education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Art Education, Resource Units
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Tang, Hengtao; Xing, Wanli; Pei, Bo – Distance Education, 2018
Discussion forums are increasingly central to massive open online courses (MOOCs), and it is vital for learners to participate in associated forum activities. Active forum participation positively relates to learner achievement in that more posts yield better learner performance. However, this numerically aggregated measure overlooks the fact that…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Balboni, Giulia; Perrucci, Vittore; Cacciamani, Stefano; Zumbo, Bruno D. – Distance Education, 2018
Creating a sense of community in online classes contributes to student retention and to their overall satisfaction with the course itself. This study aimed to develop a scale of sense of community of students attending online university courses. A series of ordinal exploratory factor analyses were conducted on data obtained from 839 students…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Test Construction, Sense of Community, Online Courses
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Bolliger, Doris U.; Martin, Florence – Distance Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to report findings pertaining to faculty members' perception of the importance of engagement strategies utilized in the online learning environment and to compare them with student perception data that had been previously collected using the same instrument. A validated survey instrument, the online engagement…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Learner Engagement, Teacher Attitudes
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Sheail, Philippa – Distance Education, 2018
This article engages with the persistent theme of flexibility in online distance education. It argues that, while a discourse of flexibility promises opportunities for access to online education, it also has the potential to devalue it by paying too little attention to education's time-consuming practices, often perpetuating a notion of teaching…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Access to Education, College Students
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Nage-Sibande, Bogadi; Morolong, Bantu Lulu – Distance Education, 2018
Highly skilled manpower is critical for sustainable socio-economic development. However, participation in higher education in Africa continues to be the lowest in the world. Even though some contact universities have adopted the dual-mode strategy to expand access, they continue to enrol fewer students through their open and distance learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Access to Education, Open Education
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Harrison, Roger A.; Harrison, Annie; Robinson, Christine; Rawlings, Barbara – Distance Education, 2018
Online distance-learning (ODL) programmes in higher education enable students to remain in their domicile country to study with institutions based in other countries. ODL students can find themselves studying with others from many different countries, adding greater heterogeneity of personal, environmental and cultural perspectives compared with…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Distance Education, Higher Education, Cultural Awareness
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Cho, Moon-Heum; Cho, YoonJung – Distance Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to develop a scale with which to examine students' self-regulation (SR) in three types of online interaction. Using scale development steps, we constructed the online self-regulation questionnaire (OSRQ), a self-report survey. A total of 799 online students participated in the study. Data from 400 randomly selected…
Descriptors: Self Management, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication
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Shelton, Brett E.; Hung, Jui-Long; Lowenthal, Patrick R. – Distance Education, 2017
Early-warning intervention for students at risk of failing their online courses is increasingly important for higher education institutions. Students who show high levels of engagement appear less likely to be at risk of failing, and how engaged a student is in their online experience can be characterized as factors contributing to their social…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Integrated Learning Systems
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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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Dennen, Vanessa P.; Burner, Kerry J. – Distance Education, 2017
This study examines university student's attitudes toward Facebook use, focusing specifically on how they feel about using a social network that encourages the performance of personal and social identity to support learning and interaction among classmates and instructors. Two surveys elicited student habits, preferences, and beliefs related to…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Privacy
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Walker, Ute – Distance Education, 2017
This article examines the discursive construction of social presence and identity in a bilingual collaboration between tertiary distance learners of German in New Zealand and Academic English students in Germany. Drawing on positioning theory, this small-scale study investigated the collaborative practices of a group of students, whose synchronous…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning
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