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A., Gulinna; Xie, Jingrong; Korkmaz, Nilufer – Distance Education, 2022
The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate the contributing factors that influence online instructors' decisions on course design and delivery strategies in higher education institutions. We conducted a principal component analysis with 81 online instructors across the United States of America to validate a conceptual framework that…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Web Based Instruction, Decision Making, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Xie, Jingrong; A, Gulinna; Rice, Mary F. – Distance Education, 2021
During the spring of 2020, institutions of higher education (IHEs) closed their buildings but continued to offer instruction through emergency remote teaching procedures in the United States of America. Although students and teaching faculty received much attention for their mutual under preparedness for remote learning using online tools,…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Role, Emergency Programs, Distance Education
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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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Moore-Adams, Brianne L.; Jones, W. Monty; Cohen, Jonathan – Distance Education, 2016
There is a growing need for qualified online instructors to teach the expanding population of online K-12 students. To meet this need, teachers must be provided learning opportunities to acquire the specific types of knowledge and skills necessary to teach online. In this systematic review of the literature, we utilize the TPACK framework to…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Web Based Instruction, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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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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Paul, Ravi C.; Swart, William; Zhang, Aixiu Monica; MacLeod, Kenneth R. – Distance Education, 2015
Transactional distance has been defined as barriers to students' engagement with learning in the online environment. This research updates Zhang's (2003) scale of transactional distance, which quantified the extent of the barriers, in light of the massive changes in today's web-based learning environment. The resulting revised scale of…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Structural Equation Models, Online Courses, Barriers
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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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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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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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Veletsianos, George; Doering, Aaron; Henrickson, Jeni – Distance Education, 2012
We examine the experiences of five teachers who traveled with a team of educators, scientists, and explorers on circumpolar Arctic expeditions to deliver adventure learning (AL) programs to K-12 students at a distance. Results highlight the personal and professional impacts this opportunity had on teachers, including their empowering, fulfilling,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Distance Education, Web Based Instruction, Instructional Design
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Pittenger, Amy L.; Olson-Kellogg, Becky – Distance Education, 2012
The purpose of this project was to evaluate the development and delivery of a hypertext case scenario document to be used as the capstone assessment tool for doctoral-level physical therapy students. The integration of Web-based collaborative tools (PBworks[TM] and Google Sites[TM]) allowed students in this all-online course to apply their…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Strategies, Collaborative Writing, Writing Skills
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Phelan, Liam – Distance Education, 2012
This article discusses whether the very act of accessing online students' experiences of teaching may itself foster students' sense of belonging to a learning community. The article reports and reflects on the application of Brookfield's critical incident questionnaire (CIQ) in postgraduate courses delivered online in 2008-2010 through the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Asynchronous Communication, Integrated Learning Systems
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