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Lee, Kyungmee; Bligh, Brett – Distance Education, 2019
In the current higher education context, offering online programmes is seen as an effective means to recruit more international students. However, supporting online international students studying at a distance is not a simple task for both universities and tutors. The problem mainly stems from a lack of theoretical understanding of online…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Distance Education
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Sun, Susan Y. H. – Distance Education, 2016
This study reports on a teacher's ongoing design activities in a fully online language course when the class was in progress. The aims were, firstly, to provide first-hand experience and insight into a teacher's design work in a real-life, technology-enhanced learning (TEL) classroom; and secondly, to facilitate reflective analysis of the emerging…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Drouin, Michelle; Stewart, Jennifer; Van Gorder, Karen – Distance Education, 2015
In this quasi-experimental mixed methods study, we examined the effectiveness of a faculty-to-faculty mentoring program to increase student success rates in online courses at an American university. Over one semester, 24 faculty mentees worked with 6 faculty mentors on improving course organization and implementing student engagement techniques.…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Program Effectiveness, Mentors, Web Based Instruction
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Lawrence, Belinda; Lentle-Keenan, Samantha – Distance Education, 2013
This research examines the relationship between teaching beliefs and practice, institutional constraints, and the uptake of Web-based technology for teaching in higher education. Semistructured interviews were conducted with six teachers at a New Zealand tertiary institution. Using inductive analysis and cultural historical activity theory, themes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Based Instruction, Semi Structured Interviews
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Bolliger, Doris U.; Halupa, Colleen – Distance Education, 2012
Eighty-four students in an online health education doctoral program taking the first course in the program over one year (four quarters) were surveyed in regards to their computer, Internet, and online course anxiety, and overall course satisfaction. An 18-item anxiety tool with domains in computer, Internet, and online learning was administered…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Allied Health Occupations Education, Educational Research, Online Courses
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Nandi, Dip; Hamilton, Margaret; Harland, James – Distance Education, 2012
Fully online courses are becoming progressively more popular because of their "anytime anywhere" learning flexibility. One of the ways students interact with each other and with the instructors within fully online learning environments is via asynchronous discussion forums. However, student engagement in online discussion forums does not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Dray, Barbara J.; Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Miszkiewicz, Melissa J.; Ruiz-Primo, Maria Araceli; Marczynski, Kelly – Distance Education, 2011
Given the continued growth in online learning as well as reports of high attrition rates in it, understanding student readiness for online learning is necessary. Over the years several surveys have been developed to assess student readiness as a predictor of success in online programs; however, a review of the literature yielded limited results of…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Test Construction, Readiness
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Leong, Peter – Distance Education, 2011
This article investigates the relationships between social presence, cognitive absorption, interest, and student satisfaction in online learning. A hypothesized structural equation model was developed to study these critical variables that may influence interaction in online learning environments. Contrary to expectations, the study determined…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Construct Validity, Student Motivation
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Williams, Karen C.; Morgan, Kari; Cameron, Bruce A. – Distance Education, 2011
The goal of this study was to explore the processes of group role formation in online class settings. Qualitative analysis was used to code chat logs and discussion threads in six undergraduate Family and Consumer Sciences online courses that required online group projects. Four themes related to the process of group role formation emerged:…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Consumer Science, Online Courses, Cooperative Learning
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Edwards, Margaret; Perry, Beth; Janzen, Katherine – Distance Education, 2011
What does it take to be an effective online educator? Can those who teach successfully face-to-face be equally effective online? This article details a descriptive qualitative research study of students' perspectives regarding qualities of exceptional online educators. Participants described interactions they had with online teachers they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, College Graduates, Online Courses
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Persico, Donatella; Pozzi, Francesca; Sarti, Luigi – Distance Education, 2010
Monitoring the learning process in computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environments is a key element for supporting the efficacy of tutor actions. This article proposes an approach for analysing learning processes in a CSCL environment to support tutors in their monitoring tasks. The approach entails tracking the interactions within…
Descriptors: Cues, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Learning Processes
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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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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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Hilton, John L., III; Graham, Charles; Rich, Peter; Wiley, David – Distance Education, 2010
The authors studied a course in which an instructor allowed individuals at a distance to participate. Although these students were not formally enrolled in the university where the class took place, the instructor gave them full access to all course materials and encouraged them to complete course assignments. The authors examined the time and…
Descriptors: Time Management, Conventional Instruction, Education Courses, Graduate Study
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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