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Arenas, Edilson; Lynch, Julianne – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
For the last two decades, higher education institutions have been actively engaged in the use of online technologies with the aim of transforming the ways we teach and learn to improve students' learning experiences and outcomes. However, despite significant investment in infrastructure and training and a wide-scale uptake of such technologies,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Technological Literacy, Electronic Learning
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Walters, Kelley Jo; Henry, Patricia; Vinella, Michael; Wells, Steve; Shaw, Melanie; Miller, James – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
Providing transparent written feedback to doctoral students is essential to the learning process and preparation for the capstone. The purpose of this study was to conduct a qualitative exploration of faculty feedback on benchmark written assignments across multiple, online doctoral programs. The Corpus for this analysis included 236 doctoral…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Feedback (Response), Graduate Students, College Faculty
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Gokah, Theophilus K.; Gupta, Namrata; Ndiweni, Esinath – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
E-Learning is becoming a popular delivery method across various universities and colleges in Dubai as the region is experiencing a rapid growth of e-Learning in higher education. Adequate infrastructure, changes in demographic profile, globalization, government initiatives, outsourcing and increasing demand for IT knowledge based jobs are the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Grading, Student Attitudes
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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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Salajan, Florin D.; Welch, Anita G.; Ray, Chris M.; Peterson, Claudette – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
This study's primary investigation is the impact of "peer influence" and "perceived quality of teaching" on faculty members' usage of web-based learning management systems within the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) framework. These factors are entered into an extended TAM as external variables impacting on the core constructs…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
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Reeves, Thomas C.; Bonk, Curtis J. – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
An argument is presented that the quest for quality teaching and learning in MOOCs should not be limited to merely demonstrating that these innovative learning environments have the same levels of effectiveness as traditional educational approaches (e.g., classroom instruction), but rather that they can exactly go beyond current levels of impact.…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Quality, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods
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Williams, Vicki; Su, Nai-Fen – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
In this age of continual technology advances, educators have become somewhat used to rapid innovation and change brought on by new learning technologies. Higher education institutions are constantly researching new forms of educational delivery, but academe in general has had some difficulty understanding the potential of MOOCs. To date, serious…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Educational Research, Videoconferencing
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Fournier, Hélène; Kop, Rita – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
This paper will present current work on various frameworks that are aimed at guiding the research, development, and evaluation efforts around Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Initiatives and activities, including current work by the National Research Council (NRC) in the context of Learning and Performance Support Systems and MOOCs, will be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Case Studies, Educational Research
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Zhang, Ke – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
This article starts with an overview on China's MOOC phenomenon and social media, and then reports a comparative, multiple case study on three selected MOOC communities that have emerged on social media in China. These representative MOOC communities included: (a) MOOC Academy, the largest MOOC community in China, (b) Zhejiang University of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Data Collection, Online Courses, Social Networks
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Haavind, Sarah; Sistek-Chandler, Cynthia – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) differ from other teaching environments in both the potentially "massive" number of participants and the "open" aspect of teaching in a public forum. Early MOOC instructors have of necessity worn many hats: subject matter expert, facilitator, researcher, producer, director, and curator. These…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Interviews, Case Studies
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Bandi-Rao, Shoba; Devers, Christopher J. – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have demonstrated the potential to deliver quality and cost effective course materials to large numbers of students. Approximately 60% of first-year students at community colleges are underprepared for college-level coursework. One reason for low graduation rates is the lack of the overall college readiness.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Readiness, Large Group Instruction, Reading Instruction
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Hassanein, Osama Hassanein Sayed – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
The present study attempted to identify the preferred learning styles of non-Arabic speaking EFL faculties hired to teach at the Saudi universities and those of Saudi EFL university students towards learning English and to use learning styles data to inform e-learning design for Saudi EFL university students. The study used a mixed-methods design…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Cognitive Style
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Islam, Mohammad Shahedul; Rahman, Mohammad Shamsur; Haque, Enamul – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
Information and Communication Technology plays an increasingly important role in the lives of learners around the world. The opportunity to seek information through computer has made reading an important language skill. In this hi-tech era, students of undergraduate programs should have high reading ability to comprehend knowledge available online…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Johnson, Genevieve Marie – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
Although research establishes that student characteristics exert considerable influence on learning outcomes, research concerned with e-learning satisfaction most typically focuses of factors associated with instructional design, curriculum and pedagogy. Fifty-eight first-year university e-students completed an online survey that queried their…
Descriptors: Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Student Attitudes, Satisfaction
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Morrow, Shad – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
Reexamination of change management strategies has recently come under direct scrutiny in both the realm of the academic and the professional due to the significant shift of brick-and-mortar institutions to virtual organizational structures. As such, the examination of the management of change requires direct inquiry into several defining factors:…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Transformational Leadership, Evaluation Criteria, Institutional Survival
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