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Wang, Qian; Xun, Jiyao; Li, Na; Huijser, Henk; Shen, Juming; Chen, Jian – Distance Education, 2023
This study investigated how student effort and the course design influenced an online internship in China. A cohort of 95 postgraduate students became distance learners in a credit-bearing internship course due to COVID-19. The course leader applied the action learning framework to prompt student online collaboration and group inquiry. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Internship Programs, Electronic Learning
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Kipling, Richard P.; Stiles, William A. V.; de Andrade-Lima, Micael; MacKintosh, Neil; Roberts, Meirion W.; Williams, Cate L.; Wootton-Beard, Peter C.; Watson-Jones, Sarah J. – Distance Education, 2023
Online postgraduate courses for professionals often use discussion forums to promote engagement and interaction. Equivalency theorem suggests that student-student interaction may increase satisfaction but is not necessary for achieving desired learning outcomes. Therefore, costs, as well as benefits, should be ascertained. We used data from…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Online Courses, Interaction, Learner Engagement
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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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Lowenthal, Patrick R. – Distance Education, 2022
Research suggests that video can improve social presence in online courses. Video, though, is not a panacea; rather the success of video use depends in part on how and when it is used. Online instructors are increasingly using video in various ways, but questions remain on which types of videos students value most when it comes to establishing…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Asynchronous Communication, Video Technology, Online Courses
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Gudiño Paredes, Sandra; Jasso Peña, Felipe de Jesús; de La Fuente Alcazar, Juana María – Distance Education, 2021
After almost a year of COVID-19, distance education mediated by digital tools prevails as an ideal way to study given the flexibility, ubiquity, and a variety of tools that make the process more acceptable. Remote proctored exams have become an important tool to ensure integrity and academic honesty in distance education. This mixed methods study…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Computer Assisted Testing, Integrity, Electronic Learning
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Byrne, Virginia L.; Hogan, Erin; Dhingra, Neil; Anthony, Monica; Gannon, Colleen – Distance Education, 2021
Increasingly, graduate student instructors (GSIs) teach online without prior formal training on how to design online assessments of learning and participation. We present findings from a collective case study of seven GSIs at a university in the United States of America to describe how these novice online instructors learned to enact assessment…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Web Based Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Graduate Students
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Lin, Xi; Sun, Qi; Zhang, Xiaoqiao – Distance Education, 2021
This qualitative study, through the lens of Bloom's revised taxonomy, investigates adult learners' self-generated quiz activity on their online learning in a graduate-level course offered in 3 semesters. The quiz activity aimed to engage students to think about their learning goals while actively interacting with the learning content and…
Descriptors: Student Developed Materials, Tests, Online Courses, Adult Students
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Wang, Yang; Stein, David – Distance Education, 2021
Understanding the role of teaching presence in students' learning can help improve online teaching. This study explored the effects of online teaching presence on students' cognitive conflict and engagement by analyzing three rounds of a course taught with different levels of teaching presence. The participants were 132 students enrolled across…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Psychological Patterns
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Tsai, Chia-Lin; Ku, Heng-Yu; Campbell, Ashlea – Distance Education, 2021
The purpose of the study was to examine the impacts of course activities on student perceptions of engagement and learning in online courses. Using eight interactive course activities as indicators of course interactivity, we conducted a latent profile analysis to cluster students into different groups. Based on students' perceptions, we observed…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Learning Activities
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Chang, Bo – Distance Education, 2021
This study explored student privacy issues in online learning environments. Vignettes are used to present the various privacy scenarios occurred in online learning environment. The study showed that there are direct legal ramifications of concern to students, as a result of sharing individual grades among group members and providing public…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Graduate Students, Student Rights
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Wood, Anna K.; Symons, Kate; Falisse, Jean-Benoit; Gray, Hazel; Mkony, Albert – Distance Education, 2021
This paper presents findings from a study into the value of lecture captures for online postgraduate courses. There has been little scrutiny of the role of on-campus lecture capture in online courses. We addressed this gap by exploring online distance learning students' perceptions of lecture captures through the lens of the community of inquiry…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Communities of Practice, Inquiry, Electronic Learning
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Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Dunlap, Joanna C. – Distance Education, 2020
Researchers have been investigating social presence in online learning for decades. However, despite this continued research, questions remain about the nature and development of social presence. The purpose of this mixed method exploratory case study was to investigate how social presence is established in online discussion forums in an…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Interpersonal Relationship
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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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Skelcher, Shannon; Yang, Dazhi; Trespalacios, Jesús; Snelson, Chareen – Distance Education, 2020
Establishing a sense of community is important for student success in online learning environments. However, how online graduate students experience a sense of community in higher learning institutions providing their courses or degree is an area not fully explored. This article reports the results of an investigation into how graduate students in…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Student School Relationship
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Zhu, Meina; Herring, Susan C.; Bonk, Curtis J. – Distance Education, 2019
This case study examined patterns in online communication using computer-mediated discourse analysis to better understand how teaching presence, social presence, and cognitive presence are manifested in an online learning environment. The findings indicate that study participants actively participated in the discussion. The instructor and…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Learning, Discussion Groups, Interaction
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