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Aldrich, Rosalie S.; Trammell, Beth A.; Poli, Stefania; Potter, Sarah; Garringer, Kourtney – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2018
Students' perceptions of assessment used within the learning environment greatly influence their approach to learning. Therefore, this study aims to explore whether various student or course characteristics (age, gender, course format) impact perceptions regarding effectiveness of assessment type (e.g., exam, participation, presentation) and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Course Evaluation, Student Characteristics
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Comer, Denise; Baker, Ryan; Wang, Yuan – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
There are many positive aspects of teaching and learning in Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), for both instructors and students. However, there is also a considerable amount of negativity in MOOCs, emerging from learners on discussion forums and through peer assessment, from disciplinary colleagues and from public discourse around MOOCs.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Negative Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Attitudes
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McGahan, Steven J.; Jackson, Christina M.; Premer, Karen – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
The University of Nebraska at Kearney's Online Course Checklist is the main instrument for assessing the quality of online courses at UNK. A number of issues were faced when developing and deploying this quality assurance checklist at a small four-year university. The process including development, implementation, and revision is discussed along…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Quality, Check Lists, Quality Assurance
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Tonsmann, Guillermo – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2014
This paper discusses the effectiveness of the videoconferencing software Blackboard Collaborate for carrying out instruction at college level to students attending classes synchronously at multiple locations. The paper describes the motivation for this study, a brief literature review on the subject, the methodology used, and the results obtained.…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Computer Mediated Communication, Synchronous Communication, Distance Education