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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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Amory, Alan; Bialobrzeska, Maryla; Welch, Tessa – Distance Education, 2018
The use of technology to support learning is becoming ubiquitous in Africa. However, technology is more often used to distribute information rather than as a tool to mediate learning. The work presented here on a programme for Zambian community school teachers (non-traditional students) illustrates how learning design allied to appropriate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Nontraditional Students
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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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Akcaoglu, Mete; Lee, Eunbae – Distance Education, 2018
Building interpersonal connections in asynchronous online learning is important, but it is harder to achieve compared to face-to-face learning experiences due to its mostly text-based nature. Facebook is a popular social media platform and has been used as an outside-class communication space in formal learning contexts to supplement cognitive and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Graduate Students, Masters Programs
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Fernández-Toro, María; Furnborough, Concha – Distance Education, 2018
Feedback alignment is key to the effectiveness of formative feedback, but often tutors can only guess whether their feedback is consistent with students' needs and expectations. This study aimed to identify areas of potential misalignment by bringing together self-reported data and feedback analysis. Two parallel surveys were conducted with 736…
Descriptors: Tutors, Feedback (Response), Distance Education, Undergraduate Students
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Cho, Moon-Heum; Cho, YoonJung – Distance Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to develop a scale with which to examine students' self-regulation (SR) in three types of online interaction. Using scale development steps, we constructed the online self-regulation questionnaire (OSRQ), a self-report survey. A total of 799 online students participated in the study. Data from 400 randomly selected…
Descriptors: Self Management, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication
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Xiao, Junhong – Distance Education, 2017
Interaction is a recurrent theme in the literature on distance education. Much of the research along these lines is dedicated to reciprocal interpersonal interaction, that is, learner-learner and learner-instructor interaction. But there is far less research interest in learner-content interaction despite its fundamental and critical role in…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Interaction, Educational Research, Instructional Materials
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Dennen, Vanessa P.; Burner, Kerry J. – Distance Education, 2017
This study examines university student's attitudes toward Facebook use, focusing specifically on how they feel about using a social network that encourages the performance of personal and social identity to support learning and interaction among classmates and instructors. Two surveys elicited student habits, preferences, and beliefs related to…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Privacy
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Jaber, Rowaida; Kennedy, Eileen – Distance Education, 2017
This paper argues that identity may be key to understanding why social presence has been considered so important to successful learning experiences. A qualitative case study of 10 students and 4 tutors in an online postgraduate education program was conducted. The research applied the work of Goffman to explain the relationship between social…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Semi Structured Interviews, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Lai, Kwok-Wing – Distance Education, 2017
A supportive online learning environment entails teachers using effective pedagogical practices to meet the needs of their students and developing a positive teacher-student relationship to foster learner motivation and engagement. This paper reports a study investigating how 32 secondary teachers in New Zealand taught their online distance…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Teachers
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Gómez-Rey, Pilar; Barbera, Elena; Fernández-Navarro, Francisco – Distance Education, 2016
This article explores the quality of the online learning experience based on the Sloan-C framework and the Online Learning Consortium's (OLC) quality scorecard. The OLC index has been implemented to evaluate quality in online programs from different perspectives. Despite this, the opinions of learners are ignored, and it is built using feedback…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Hülsmann, Thomas; Shabalala, Lindiwe – Distance Education, 2016
The principal contradiction of online distance education is the disparity that exists between economies of scale and the new interactive capabilities of digital technologies. This is particularly felt where mega-universities in developing countries seek to make better use of these affordances while at the same time protecting their economies of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Distance Education, Curriculum Design
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Johnson, Genevieve Marie; Cooke, Audrey – Distance Education, 2016
Teacher feedback is critically related to student learning. This study sought to determine the relationships between distance education (DE) student level of self-regulated learning (SRL) and their preference for audio-recorded vs. written feedback from tutors. DE students (n = 102) enrolled in a first-year university course completed an online…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Feedback (Response), Audio Equipment, Student Needs
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Kim, Yanghee; Thayne, Jeffrey – Distance Education, 2015
Although research has demonstrated that an increased rapport between instructors and learners can positively relate with increased learning gains, perhaps mediated by the positive attitudes toward the course and self-efficacy beliefs in the coursework, little has been done to test what instructional strategies might increase this rapport in online…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Video Technology, Comparative Analysis, Interpersonal Competence
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Fernández-Toro, María; Hurd, Stella – Distance Education, 2014
In independent learning contexts, the effectiveness of the feedback dialogue between student and tutor or, in the absence of a tutor, the quality of the learning materials, is essential to successful learning. Using the voices of participants as the prime source of data through a combination of data-driven and concept-driven approaches, this…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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