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Holmes, Wayne; Nguyen, Quan; Zhang, Jingjing; Mavrikis, Manolis; Rienties, Bart – Distance Education, 2019
There has been a growing interest in how teaching might be informed by "learning design" (LD), with a promising method for investigating LD being offered by the emerging field of "learning analytics" (LA). In this study, we used a novel LA for LD methodology to investigate the implementation of LD in an online distance learning…
Descriptors: Learning Analytics, Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Arnesen, Karen T.; Hveem, Joshua; Short, Cecil R.; West, Richard E.; Barbour, Michael K. – Distance Education, 2019
In this study, we examined the research literature in the field of K-12 online learning to identify the leading scholars, journals, top cited articles, research methods, and topics in this field of inquiry. Our research process involved collecting a corpus of journal articles focused on K-12 online and distance learning; categorizing these…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Journal Articles
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Hawkins, Abigail; Graham, Charles R.; Sudweeks, Richard R.; Barbour, Michael K. – Distance Education, 2013
This study examined the relationship between students' perceptions of teacher-student interaction and academic performance at an asynchronous, self-paced, statewide virtual high school. Academic performance was measured by grade awarded and course completion. There were 2269 students who responded to an 18-item survey designed to measure student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Factor Analysis, Student Attitudes, Interpersonal Relationship
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Selwyn, Neil – Distance Education, 2011
This article considers the uses and non-uses of digital technology by international distance learners. It draws upon data from in-depth interviews with 60 learners from around the world following distance education degree courses provided by a large UK federal university. The article focuses firstly on learners' descriptions of technology's role…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Student Attitudes, International Education
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Oliver, Kevin; Kellogg, Shaun; Townsend, Latricia; Brady, Kevin – Distance Education, 2010
Eight teams of elementary and middle school teachers developed pilot online courses for the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) in the USA. A qualitative case study with focus groups and a follow-up survey helped to identify common needs of these non-traditional course designers during course development efforts. Findings suggest virtual…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Focus Groups, Web Based Instruction, Middle School Teachers
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Compton, Lily; Davis, Niki; Correia, Ana-Paula – Distance Education, 2010
Over the last decade, online distance education has become a common mode of study in most states in the USA, where it is known as virtual schooling (VS), but many people have misconceptions about it. Pre-service teachers' personal histories as students and their preconceptions, misconceptions, and concerns influence pre-service teacher training…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Preservice Teacher Education, Distance Education, Misconceptions
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Vlachopoulos, Panos; Cowan, John – Distance Education, 2010
This article reports a grounded theory study of the moderation of asynchronous online discussions, to explore the processes by which tutors in higher education decide when and how to moderate. It aims to construct a theory of e-moderation based on some key factors which appear to influence e-moderation. It discusses previous research on the…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Teacher Role, Computer Mediated Communication, College Faculty
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Jelfs, Anne; Richardson, John T. E.; Price, Linda – Distance Education, 2009
Questionnaire responses of 457 students and 602 tutors were used to investigate conceptions of a "good tutor." In each case, factor analysis identified scales that reflected key constructs; cluster analysis identified subgroups with different patterns of scale scores; and discriminant analysis determined the scales that contributed the…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Discriminant Analysis, Open Universities, Mail Surveys