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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
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Radda, Hank – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2012
Demands of the modern workforce, coupled with rapid advances in educational technology, have created a new paradigm of doctoral learning. No longer designed with the traditional academic in mind, doctoral education has expanded to accommodate the expectations, demands, and expertise of working professionals. Simultaneously, traditional academic…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Nontraditional Education, Adult Students, Adult Learning
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Osborne, Randall E.; Kriese, Paul; Tobey, Heather; Johnson, Emily – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2009
Views of critical thinking were culled from the literature and developed into a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) model that was implemented into the Internet course, "The Politics and Psychology of Hatred." Assessment of student course postings demonstrated a strong relationship between interpersonal skills (referred to in the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Interpersonal Competence
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Lee, Kathryn S. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2009
This study employed a web-based survey investigating graduate students' perceptions of effectiveness of various learning activities in an online teacher education course designed to teach instructional strategies. Learner-centered evaluation allows for insights into the teaching and learning process, and learner satisfaction is particularly…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Education Courses, Student Attitudes, Distance Education