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Cerezo, Rebeca; Bogarín, Alejandro; Esteban, María; Romero, Cristóbal – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2020
Content assessment has broadly improved in e-learning scenarios in recent decades. However, the e-Learning process can give rise to a spatial and temporal gap that poses interesting challenges for assessment of not only content, but also students' acquisition of core skills such as self-regulated learning. Our objective was to discover students'…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Self Management, Evaluation Methods, Electronic Learning
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Lahav, Orly; Talis, Vadim; Cinamon, Rachel Gali; Rizzo, Albert – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2020
The virtual interactive consulting agent system is an online virtual career center that supports freshman students in transition to higher education. This virtual counseling system, based on accumulative empirical knowledge for working students and knowledge about effective career intervention, aims to guide first-year university students in…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Assisted Instruction, College Bound Students, College Freshmen
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MacLeod, Jason; Yang, Harrison Hao; Shi, Yinghui – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2019
Student-to-student connectedness is promoted by active, student-centered learning processes. It is a socio-psychological result of interpersonal communication and behavior in the classroom, which emulates belonging, cohesiveness, and supportiveness among peers. Currently, two survey instruments exist--Dwyer et al.'s (Commun Res Rep 21(3):264-272,…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, College Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology
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Nykopp, Minna; Marttunen, Miika; Erkens, Gijsbert – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2019
This study investigated how university students (n = 28) coordinated their collaborative online writing and what kinds of coordination profiles were found among the students. Further, the study examined the quality of the essays produced by groups of students varying in their combinations of coordination profiles. Students' written comments on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Collaborative Writing, Coordination, College Students
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Vázquez-Cano, Esteban; González, Ana Isabel Holgueras; Sáez-López, José Manuel – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2019
This article presents an analysis of the orthographic errors found in university students' asynchronous digital writing. A university and a society belonging to the twenty-first century require students and professionals who can use their language correctly in any context, device and mode of communication. The research was based on a sample of…
Descriptors: Spelling, Error Patterns, College Students, Writing (Composition)
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Dumford, Amber D.; Miller, Angie L. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
As the popularity of online education continues to rise, many colleges and universities are interested in how to best deliver course content for online learners. This study explores the ways in which taking courses through an online medium impacts student engagement, utilizing data from the National Survey of Student Engagement. Data was analyzed…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Educational Benefits, Learner Engagement
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Oh, Eunjung Grace; Huang, Wen-Hao David; Hedayati Mehdiabadi, Amir; Ju, Boreum – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to explore and compare learners' critical thinking and interaction during an asynchronous online discussion when peer- or instructor-facilitation was provided. Current literature on online discussion reveals a controversy between peer facilitation and instructor facilitation regarding their strengths and weaknesses.…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Asynchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Wood, Eileen; Mirza, Amna; Shaw, Lindsay – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
Media multitasking is a common artifact of the increasing presence of technologies in classrooms. However, research indicates learning decrements when students engage in inappropriate or "off-task" media multitasking during class time. This is a concern as many innovative teaching practices call for the use of technologies. The present…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Time on Task, Student Behavior
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Veletsianos, George – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2017
Researchers have proposed that social media provide complementary learning environments for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that might engender participation, engagement, and peer-support. Although suggestive, nearly all of the research in this area consists of case studies, making it challenging to determine whether or to what extent findings…
Descriptors: Social Media, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks
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Rambe, Patient – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2017
The rhetoric on the potential of Web 2.0 technologies to democratize online engagement of students often overlooks the discomforting, differential participation and asymmetrical engagement that accompanies student adoption of emerging technologies. This paper, therefore, constitutes a critical reality check for student adoption of technology to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Cooperative Learning, Web Sites
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Gallagher, Silvia Elena; Savage, Timothy – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2016
Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) can create large scale communities of learners who collaborate, interact and discuss learning materials and activities. MOOCs are often delivered multiple times with similar content to different cohorts of learners. However, research into the differences of learner communication, behavior and expectation between…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Communities of Practice, Case Studies
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Bere, Aaron; Rambe, Patient – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2016
Research on technology adoption often profiles device usability (such as perceived usefulness) and user dispositions (such as perceived ease of use) as the prime determinants of effective technology adoption. Since any process of technology adoption cannot be conceived out of its situated contexts, this paper argues that any pre-occupation with…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Computer Oriented Programs, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Lafuente Martínez, Marc; Álvarez Valdivia, Ibis M.; Remesal Ortiz, Ana – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2015
This paper aims to explore the role of e-assessment in making the learning process more visible to the instructor, while revealing its impact on the adjustment of ensuing feedback. We carried out a qualitative analysis of two different cases at two different tertiary institutions. One case took place in a virtual mode, the other developed in…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Technology, Qualitative Research, College Faculty
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Ertmer, Peggy A.; Koehler, Adrie A. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2015
The facilitator plays a key role in guiding students' efforts during case discussions. However, few studies have compared differences in learning outcomes for students participating in facilitated versus non-facilitated discussions. In this research, we used "problem space coverage" as a learning measure to compare outcomes between…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Electronic Learning, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Tracey, Monica W.; Kacin, Sara E. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2014
The following design case illustrates the approach a group of advanced graduate online-design students, two design coaches, and an instructor used to design an online instructional intervention as a service-learning project for parents interested in improving their parenting skills with their pre-teens. This design case is distinctive in that it…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Graduate Students, Parent Education, Instructional Design
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