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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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Xing, Wanli – Distance Education, 2019
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) face persistent challenges related to student performance, including high rates of attrition and low student achievement scores. Previous studies that have examined the performance of students in MOOCs have done so using qualitative analysis and the quantitative analysis of small samples. This study is the first…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Qayyum, Adnan; Zipf, Sarah; Gungor, Ramazan; Dillon, Janet May – Distance Education, 2019
Distance education has historically had lower completion rates. Several models of persistence, for on-campus students, indicate that students' financial status affects their decision to persist. This study involved providing distance education students' financial aid in the form of institutional scholarships (N = 545) at Penn State University in…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Academic Persistence, Online Courses, Distance Education
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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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Mays, Tony John; Aluko, Folake Ruth – Distance Education, 2019
This paper responds in part to a special edition of this journal (39/2) on dual-mode provision. We were concerned that contact providers might drift into distance education provision through extending campus-based online learning without first thinking through the underpinning implications of its administrative systems, an issue that was not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Modalities, Teaching Methods, 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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Thomas, Jonathan E.; Graham, Charles R. – Distance Education, 2019
Evaluation of online instructors is a developing field of research. Institutions have made great progress in recent years to refine their efforts to evaluate online teaching in order to improve online teaching. Some institutions, however, still struggle to evaluate online instructors who did not design the course they are teaching. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Evaluation
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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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Lawrence, Belinda – Distance Education, 2018
Innovation is a key goal of many tertiary education and distance learning providers. This research explores how teachers and educational designers across three New Zealand tertiary institutions worked to innovatively achieve teaching goals. A longitudinal design using the Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) framework explored the influence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Postsecondary Education, Instructional Innovation
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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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Kaufmann, Renee; Tatum, Nicholas T. – Distance Education, 2018
Interest in understanding what constitutes effective instruction online continues to grow as more universities adopt mediated formats for teaching. However, engaging students in productive, content-related conversation in online courses remains challenging. Several variables may influence student willingness to talk in online classes--procedural…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Dunlap, Joanna C. – Distance Education, 2018
Social presence is a popular construct used to describe how people socially interact in online courses. Online educators continue to try different ways to establish and maintain social presence in online courses. However, research to date has not identified which strategies, or types of strategies, are best for establishing social presence. We…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Interaction, Interpersonal Relationship, Computer Mediated Communication
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Pulham, Emily; Graham, Charles R. – Distance Education, 2018
This article presents a synthesis of reports and research on K-12 blended teaching competencies compared with K-12 online teaching competencies. The skills needed to teach in online and blended environments are distinct from traditional teaching, but teacher education programs often do not equip preservice teachers for the new modes of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning
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Bolliger, Doris U.; Halupa, Colleen – Distance Education, 2018
This study explores student perceptions of engagement, transactional distance, and outcomes in online courses. Researchers also investigated linkages between these elements. Data were collected from students enrolled in online courses at three private universities located at different geographical regions in the United States. Six hundred…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Online Courses, Outcomes of Education
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