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Wang, Yu-Mei – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2014
Facilitation of online discussions presents a challenge to online learning instructors. Unlike in face-to-face courses, students in online learning do not have physical contacts with instructors. They might view instructors as authoritarian figures and perceive instructor's comments as impersonal. This article details the author's personal…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Computer Mediated Communication, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
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Yang, Yong-Chil; Park, Eunmi – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2012
This study is designed to address aspects of self-regulation and self-efficacy as they relate to critical issues in the design and evaluation of online learning programs. It begins with a discussion of the rapid growth of distance learning programs at all levels and across virtually all disciplines of educational programming. Much of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Distance Education
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Gradel, Kathleen; Edson, Alden J. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
This article focuses on meshing technology-enhanced learning with cooperative learning pedagogy, to address teaching/learning challenges in higher education online and hybrid courses. Illustrations of implementation are made using coursework exemplars. Start-up solutions and sample applications are summarized. The purposes of this article are to…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Group Activities, Educational Strategies, Online Courses
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Gardner, Joel; Jeon, Tae – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2010
Merrill proposes First Principles of Instruction, including a problem- or task-centered strategy for designing instruction. However, when the tasks or problems are ill-defined or complex, task-centered instruction can be difficult to design. We describe an online task-centered training at a land-grant university designed to train employees to use…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Land Grant Universities, Web Based Instruction, Instructional Design