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Vorlícek, Radek; Stašová, Leona; Hogenes, Michel; Janebová, Eva; Pruchová, Zuzana – Distance Education, 2023
This paper attempts to present the challenges and issues of inclusion in distance teaching and learning as experienced by Czech university teachers and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article offers analytical insights into how the virtual university environment and classrooms were affected by the pandemic crisis. Although several…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Distance Education, College Students, College Faculty
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Forbes, Dianne; Gedera, Dilani; Brown, Cheryl; Hartnett, Maggie; Datt, Ashwini – Distance Education, 2023
Online strategies designed to enable practical learning were in use prior to the pandemic. Nevertheless, in response to the rapid shift to online delivery during lockdowns, face-to-face practical learning was often postponed and replaced with traditional transmissive and theory-focused modes. This paper reports undergraduate and postgraduate…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Active Learning
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Goldie, Katherine; Ironside, Rachael; Pirie, Elliot – Distance Education, 2023
This paper examines the experience of students transitioning between online and in-person live event projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing upon longitudinal qualitative data collected over a 3-year period, we explored how students perceived the challenges, their own development, and the pedagogical changes. Events management pedagogy…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Experiential Learning, COVID-19
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Dunbar-Morris, Harriet; Nerantzi, Chrissi; Sidiropoulou, Melita Panagiota; Sharp, Lucy – Distance Education, 2023
During the COVID-19 pandemic, significant focus was placed on the benefits and challenges of online versus traditional face-to-face learning. This paper presents the findings from a project which paints a more complex picture. Differing Perceptions of Quality of Learning, a collaborative project between four United Kingdom universities,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Independent Study, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Kim, Sin-Hyang; Park, Sihyun – Distance Education, 2023
Due to the sudden transition to online education because of the outbreak of COVID-19, various strategies and factors have been extensively investigated to increase the effectiveness and quality of online education. In this study, we reviewed and synthesized the factors correlating with students' online learning satisfaction, considered a basic…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Satisfaction, COVID-19, Pandemics
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DiGiacomo, Daniela K.; Usher, Ellen L.; Han, Jaeyun; Abney, Jill M.; Cole, Anastacia E.; Patterson, Jaylene T. – Distance Education, 2023
Learning environments that support a sense of belonging have been shown to help students fully and meaningfully participate in their learning. Less is known, however, about the social organization of online learning environments that support a sense of belonging, particularly in postsecondary contexts. With an explicit attention to issues of…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Undergraduate Students, Electronic Learning, Educational Environment
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Broadbent, Jaclyn; Howe, Wren D. W. – Distance Education, 2023
Online help-seeking refers to a learner's willingness to seek help in online learning environments. Counterintuitively, studies of help-seeking have found mixed results for the relationship between help-seeking and academic achievement. We hypothesized that these mixed findings might, in part, be accounted for by the confidence level of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, College Students
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Lee, Minhye; Lim, Jieun – Distance Education, 2023
The role of motivation in online learning has been explored mostly as a predictor of course retention or satisfaction, rather than as an adaptive outcome in itself. We thus aimed to investigate how the features of motivation develop in online courses during the semester and how students' perceived teaching and social presences influence their…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Learning Motivation, Student Attitudes
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Du, Hanxiang; Xing, Wanli – Distance Education, 2023
Online discussion forums are highly valued by instructors due to their affordance for understanding class activities and learning. However, a discussion forum with a great number of posts requires a large amount of time to view, and help requests are easily overlooked. Various machine-learning--based tools have been developed to help instructors…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion Groups, Classification, Identification
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Ahlf, Michael; McNeil, Sara G. – Distance Education, 2023
With the growth of online courses, moderators can play a significant role in engaging and supporting learners in asynchronous online discussions (AODs). However, a synthesis of the research on moderators has not been performed in the 40 years since the term was first used in reference to online learning. We examined 76 studies to determine key…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Asynchronous Communication
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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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Doo, Min Young; Zhu, Meina; Bonk, Curtis J. – Distance Education, 2023
Self-directed learning (SDL) is a critical success factor for massive open online course (MOOC) learners. This meta-analysis study examined the influence of SDL on learning outcomes in MOOCs by extracting the effect sizes of 60 samples from 14 studies published between January 2010 and April 2022. The results showed that the overall effects of SDL…
Descriptors: Independent Study, MOOCs, Outcomes of Education, Educational Research
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Kim, Rang; Song, Hae-Deok – Distance Education, 2023
This study aimed to develop and validate a scale of agentic engagement in massive open online courses (MOOCs). Initially, 14 items were derived through a literature review, from which 7 items were drawn through a Delphi survey. Sample sets were used to develop and confirm the constructs of the new scale proposed in this study. To examine…
Descriptors: MOOCs, Test Construction, Test Validity, Learner Engagement
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Tanhan, Ahmet; Boyle, Christopher; Tas, Besra; Sögüt, Yasin; Cashwell, Craig C.; Genc, Emel; Karatepe, Hasan Turan – Distance Education, 2023
In this study, we used online photovoice and community-based participatory research to understand and address facilitators and barriers to online distance education for college students in Turkey. Out of 260 students who consented to the study, 240 shared the most important facilitator, 190 shared the most important barriers, and 190 completed our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Online Courses, College Students
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Simon Goorney; Matoula Sarantinou; Jacob Sherson – Distance Education, 2023
In this article, we conceptualize a new model of transnational education: the "open master." Arising from higher education for emerging fields such as quantum technology and artificial intelligence, the open master addresses the urgent need for advanced digital skills. We consider how, using distance education, specialist courses can…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Global Approach, Models
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