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Chakowa, Jessica – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
Web 2.0 tools are used increasingly to support second language learning, but there have been limited studies involving beginner learners, multiple technologies, and informal settings. This current study addresses this gap and investigates the factors affecting students' interest in a nongraded online learning environment and what kinds of tools,…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Valencia-Vallejo, Nilson; López-Vargas, Omar; Sanabria-Rodríguez, Luis – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
The present research studies the effects of motivational scaffolding that favor self-efficacy and improve learning achievement in students with different cognitive styles in the Field Dependence/Independence (FDI) dimension, when they interact in an e-learning environment on mathematics. The research has an experimental design with two groups and…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Electronic Learning, Self Efficacy, Cognitive Style
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Slover, Ed; Mandernach, Jean – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
While it is well-established that nontraditional students are more likely to take online courses than their traditional-age counterparts, investigations of the learning equivalence between online and campus-based instruction typically fail to consider student age as a mediating factor in the learning experience. To examine learning outcomes as a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Intermode Differences, Online Courses
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Berliyanto; Santoso, Harry B. – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
There are two indications that Indonesia needs to improve its education quality. The first is the Human Development Index (HDI), which is still at the medium level, and the second is the enrollment rate in higher education, which is also at the low level. MOOCs have the potential to solve both problems. However, implementing MOOCs in a developing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Educational Opportunities, Barriers
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Arhin, Vera; Wang'eri, Tabitha – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
This study investigated how orientation programs predict student retention in distance learning at the University of Cape Coast. A correlational research design was employed for the study. The target population was level-200 students in the distance education program at the university. Seven hundred and twenty-seven participants were selected from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Distance Education
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Shand, Kristen; Farrelly, Susan Glassett – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
In this study, we explore the design and delivery of a blended social studies teaching methods course according to principles and core attributes of blended course design. In a survey at the end of the course, pre-service teachers were asked to reflect on their experience in the course, and identify the benefits and challenges of the blended…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Owen, Hazel; Whalley, Rick; Dunmill, Merryn; Eccles, Heather – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
This article presents exploratory research into an education-based virtual mentoring provision, the Virtual Professional Learning and Development (VPLD) program, and uses the Elements of Value Pyramid to help frame findings in a way that highlights the participants' (mentors' and mentees') perceived value of working together. Participants were…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Individualized Instruction, Virtual Classrooms, Mentors
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Wynants, Shelli; Dennis, Jessica – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
Given the variety of learning and engagement needs of the increasingly diverse student population in higher education, flexible approaches to teaching are critical for improving student success. Professional development that provides faculty exposure to effective, evidence-based instructional strategies in an online context may enhance their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Barriers, Online Courses
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Ng, Karno – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
Online courses provide flexibility and convenience for students and have become very popular in recent years. With the advance of technology and change of habits for the uses of traditional communication tools among students, there is a need for educators to explore effective ways to communicate with students that fit their social-media life…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Chemistry, Program Implementation, Educational Technology
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Santoso, Harry B.; Batuparan, Alivia Khaira; Isal, R. Yugo K.; Goodridge, Wade H. – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
Student Centered e-Learning Environment (SCELE) is a Moodle-based learning management system (LMS) that has been modified to enhance learning within a computer science department curriculum offered by the Faculty of Computer Science of large public university in Indonesia. This Moodle provided a mechanism to record students' activities when…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Environment, Student Centered Learning, Electronic Learning
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Chen, Clement; Jones, Keith T.; Xu, Shawn – Journal of Educators Online, 2018
Differences in styles of learning have become important considerations at all levels of education over the last several years. Examining college students' preferred style of learning is useful for course design and effective instructional methods. Using the Felder-Silverman Index of Learning Styles (ILS), we investigate how students' styles of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Learning Strategies, Cognitive Style, Preferences
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Lawanto, Oenardi; Santoso, Harry B.; Lawanto, Kevin N.; Goodridge, Wade – Journal of Educators Online, 2017
The objective of this study was to evaluate students' self-regulated learning (SRL) skills used in a Web-intensive learning environment. The research question guiding the study was: How did the use of student SRL skills and student engagement in online activities compare between higher- and lower-performing students participating in a…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Self Control, Web Based Instruction, Learner Engagement
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Secret, Mary; Bryant, Nita L.; Cummings, Cory R. – Journal of Educators Online, 2017
Our paper describes the design and delivery of an online interdisciplinary social science research methods course (ISRM) for graduate students in sociology, education, social work, and public administration. Collaborative activities and learning took place in two types of computer-mediated learning environments: a closed Blackboard course…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Graduate Study, Social Science Research
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Dickinson, Amber – Journal of Educators Online, 2017
Students are more commonly completing coursework online and as such many professors teach online courses. Due to the popularity of online courses and the need for professors to teach in a format varying from the traditional classroom setting, it is important to evaluate whether or not certain teaching approaches, such as establishing rapport,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Pragmatics, Teacher Student Relationship
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Harrison, Roger; Hutt, Ian; Thomas-Varcoe, Catherine; Motteram, Gary; Else, Kathryn; Rawlings, Barbara; Gemmell, Isla – Journal of Educators Online, 2017
Previous research, mainly from North America and Asia, has highlighted how many academics in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are concerned about the academic integrity of online distance learning (ODL) compared with face-to-face-teaching and its impact on their work and the student learning experience. Far less is known about this topic for…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses
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