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Mohan Yang; Mohammad Shams Ud Duha; Breanne A. Kirsch; Noah Glaser; Helen Crompton; Tian Luo – Distance Education, 2024
As online learners are increasingly diverse, making online learning more inclusive becomes an urgent need. Universal design has been perceived as a viable framework to reach the widest possible range of learners. However, applying universal design to online education has been a challenge to instructors due to different barriers. It is also unclear…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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Hockridge, Diane; Bower, Matt – Distance Education, 2023
A longstanding area of disagreement among theological educators has been whether the holistic formational goals of theological education can be adequately addressed through non-face-to-face learning modes. This study explored student perceptions of how their experience of studying theology in an asynchronous online context contributed to their…
Descriptors: Theological Education, Distance Education, Holistic Approach, Electronic Learning
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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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Fennelly-Atkinson, Rita; LaPrairie, Kimberly N.; Song, Donggil – Distance Education, 2022
As postsecondary online programs increase, the accessibility of online course content becomes a serious issue in higher education. There is currently little information about how postsecondary institutions address online course accessibility. This exploratory mixed-methods study examined the degree to which university online course checklists…
Descriptors: Identification, Accessibility (for Disabled), Inclusion, Online Courses
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Lomellini, Amy; Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Snelson, Chareen; Trespalacios, Jesús H. – Distance Education, 2022
Online learning can potentially meet increasingly diverse students' needs in higher education, including disabled students. However, institutions have historically struggled in providing accessible and inclusive online learning. Higher education online learning leaders, those who manage instructional designers, are in a unique position to help…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Accessibility (for Disabled), Inclusion, Online Courses
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Wang, Yang – Distance Education, 2022
The community of inquiry contends that meaningful learning occurs in the interaction among the teaching, social, and cognitive presences. Although studies have validated the close relationships among the three presences, the roles of teaching presence indicators in students' social and cognitive presences need to be further explored. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Inquiry, Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship
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Lockee, Barbara B.; Clark-Stallkamp, Rebecca – Distance Education, 2022
The recent shift to remote instruction in response to the global pandemic has resulted in increasing demand for flexible learning options in higher education going forward. As institutions strategize the advancement of distance education as a means of addressing these demands, a parallel need has emerged for increased awareness of flexible…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Time Perspective
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Moore, Stephanie L.; Piety, Philip J. – Distance Education, 2022
Although designing and developing courses curricula are often the primary foci for online learning, instructional considerations are just one part of an educational ecosystem contributing to the online educational quality and success for online learners. In this paper, we explore systemic planning for online learning organized around the idea of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Educational Planning, Instructional Design
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Gronseth, Susie L.; Bauder, Debra K. – Distance Education, 2022
Collaborative learning can be a worthwhile and valuable part of a student's online course experience, and interpersonal exchanges among members of an online course community often rely on greater intentionality within the design of the learning experience. We present a synergistic framework for strategic design of collaborative learning in the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Instructional Design
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Lockee, Barbara B.; Bond, M. Aaron; McGowin, Brooke Marton; Blevins, Samantha J. – Distance Education, 2022
Factors that drive delivery mode decisions are multifaceted and often necessarily go beyond instructional design needs. Additional influencing factors include logistical, technical, and policy considerations. The COVID-19 pandemic illuminated the many opportunities and challenges that accompany the chosen distance delivery mode, prompting the need…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Delivery Systems, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Hickey, Daniel; Harris, Tripp – Distance Education, 2021
Increased online learning is helping many appreciate that online grading, formative assessment, and summative testing can cause instructor burnout and leave little time for more productive instructor interactions. We reimagined grading, assessment, and testing in an extended program of design-based research using situative theory to refine online…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Grading, Student Evaluation, Online Courses
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Zhu, Meina – Distance Education, 2021
The management of self-directed learning is especially critical for massive open online course (MOOC) learners. This mixed-method study investigated MOOC instructors' strategies to facilitate learners' self-management skills for SDL. The study used three data sources: (a) an online survey with 198 MOOC instructors; (b) semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Bolliger, Doris U.; Martin, Florence – Distance Education, 2021
Course design influences online student performance and engagement. A total of 222 instructors and instructional designers responded to Martin et al.'s Online Course Design Elements instrument to examine the frequency of use of design elements. Among the five factors in the instrument, the interaction and communication subscale had the lowest mean…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Online Courses, Instructional Design, Educational Objectives
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Xie, Jingrong; A, Gulinna; Rice, Mary F.; Griswold, Deborah E. – Distance Education, 2021
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic provided the opportunity for institutions of higher education to increase their use of online instructional delivery models and tools. Instructional designers played a role in supporting instructors to make this transition. This support included professional learning opportunities in the form of workshops and…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Educational Change, COVID-19, Pandemics
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