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Hayes, Aleshia – International Journal on E-Learning, 2022
This case study analyzes engagement during situated learning students engaged in the Global Game Jam, a three-day game development event. The themes identified as indicators of engagement for thematic analysis during this research were from the National Center for Educational Statistics' (NCES) National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Situated Learning, Games, Computer Science Education
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Wilcox, Gabrielle; Lock, Jennifer – International Journal on E-Learning, 2017
The purpose of the study was to investigate practicum students' perceptions of their experience with an online practicum course in an Applied School Psychology graduate program. With the use of synchronous and asynchronous communication technology, the instructor and students met in the online environment to engage in discussion with regard to…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Online Courses
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Blair, Robert; Millard, David; Woollard, John – International Journal on E-Learning, 2017
Social media is lauded as a powerful tool for informal learning, and a tool of choice for teenagers. This paper reports on the findings of a survey of 384 secondary school pupils in the UK (aged 11-17) over a 12 week period. Our findings indicate a pervasiveness of social media usage amongst this age group, but variety in the types of engagement…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Social Media, Educational Technology
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Abell, Natalie; Cain, Melissa; Lee, Cheng-Yuan Corey – International Journal on E-Learning, 2016
This article describes a pilot study that tested a new instrument to identify the Learning Preferences of students in online classes at a mid-western university. The authors developed the instrument and associated tips for online learners based upon the research literature, the authors' research, and practical suggestions by experienced online…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Online Courses, Student Attitudes, College Faculty
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Cavanaugh, Cathy; Mayberry, John; Hargis, Jace – International Journal on E-Learning, 2016
This paper describes an observational study of the introduction of Sakai's Learning Management System (LMS) into several liberal arts courses at a women's college in the Middle East. Student participation in the CLE was tracked over the course of the semester and summarized by their number of logins and average session length. These measures were…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Blended Learning, Academic Achievement, Student Participation
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Conceição, Simone C.O.; Lehman, Rosemary M. – International Journal on E-Learning, 2016
As online education becomes wide spread among institutions of higher education in the U.S., student support services are often overlooked. This paper presents a study that investigated support strategies perceived as important by online students in higher education in the U.S. Data were collected by surveying 439 students. Using purposeful…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Social Media, Online Courses
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Wakefield, Jenny S.; Knezek, Gerald A.; Gutiérrez de Piñeres, Sheila Amin – International Journal on E-Learning, 2016
University efforts in the first year of college promote freshman student engagement in learning with the objective of improving retention and persistence, and are likely to ultimately lead to college success with timely graduation. This paper reports on an exploratory study of a first-year seminar designed to include three types of instruction:…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, First Year Seminars, College Freshmen, Group Discussion
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Luck, Jo; Rossi, Dolene – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
Central Queensland University (CQU) is progressing toward a policy whereby all course materials will only be available online from 2013. The assumption by decision-makers within CQU is that current and potential students are comfortable enough with the use of technology that they will accept all their course materials being delivered online. This…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Switzer, Jamie; Switzer, Ralph – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
Advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) provide new opportunities for mentoring, eliminating the need for a synchronous meeting. We report the findings of a survey that measured university student perceptions of the roles and expectations of online mentors and the likelihood of using an online mentor if given the opportunity.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Preferences, Mentors, Student Surveys
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Luo, Tian; Franklin, Teresa – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
This paper reports on an exploratory study that employed Twitter and blogs as instructional Web 2.0 tools to support student learning in an undergraduate-level class. Case study methodology entailing a usage survey, an exit survey, and 12 in-depth semi-structured interviews was sought to examine patterns and characteristics of students' usage of…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Publishing, Telecommunications
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Kim, Sung-Wan; Park, Soon-Shin – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors that influence adult female learners' dropout in e-learning courses, and to suggest possible solutions to problem of high dropout rates in Korea. To identify the factors, we analyzed the literature and developed a questionnaire consisting of 9 possible factors and 16 items. Data gathered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Adults, Electronic Learning
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Gould, Kathleen; Sadera, William – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
The intent of problem-based learning (PBL) is to increase student motivation to learn, to promote critical thinking and to teach students to learn with complexity. PBL encourages students to understand that there are no straightforward answers and that problem solutions depend on context. This paper discusses the experience of undergraduate health…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Critical Thinking
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Delello, Julie A.; McWhorter, Rochell R.; Camp, Kerri M. – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
In order to explore the rich dynamics of using social media as a tool for learning within higher education classrooms, researchers across three disciplines: education, human resource development (HRD), and marketing, joined forces seeking ways to focus on learning through a retrospective analysis. Three concepts--engagement, community building,…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Higher Education, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies
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Grosch, Michael – International Journal on E-Learning, 2014
The rise of the web 2.0 led to dramatic changes in media usage behavior of students in tertiary education. Services such as Google and Facebook are most accepted amongst students not only in pastime but also for learning. A representative survey was made at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). About 1,400 students were asked 150 questions to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Higher Education, Student Surveys
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Machuca, Ana; Torres, Karin; Morris, Pamela; Whitley, William – International Journal on E-Learning, 2014
This paper will summarize some of challenges faced by military students enrolled in an associate and bachelors online program at American Public University System (APUS). The survey results on which the study is based exposed the following problems faced by military personnel: 48.7% had difficulties working around military obligations, 33.3%…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Public Colleges, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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