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McMillion, Tonya; Tucker King, Carie S. – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2017
In designing online and hybrid courses, instructors should consider structure, student motivation, and interaction (per Moore's 1993 Theory of Transactional Distance). To motivate students to interact and to build course community, instructors may assign student introductions. However, after examining students' introductions in a hybrid…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Blended Learning, Instructional Design, Females
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Jones, Janie S.; Rice, Margaret L. – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2017
Many of today's adolescents are constantly engaging with information through texting, watching videos, listening to music, and even writing papers. Learning to interact properly with information through writing presents a challenge for the students because they are employing all of these applications at once and believe that they are multitasking…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction, Writing Improvement
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Kusmawan, Udan – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2017
In this paper, the author proposes that microteaching may be practiced through online media. The core concept of traditional microteaching is that it is a manipulative technique used to facilitate self-reflective and critical thinking processes while teaching. Preliminary research was conducted with elementary teachers who were participating in…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Microteaching, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Hung, Aaron Chia Yuan – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2017
Gamification has received increased attention in education in recent years, and is seen as a way to improve student engagement, motivation, attendance, and academic performance. While empirical studies on gamification in higher education are showing modest gains in some areas, this data can be difficult to interpret because of the many ways that…
Descriptors: Games, Educational Games, Higher Education, Educational Research
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Waugh, Michael L.; Su, Jian – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2016
This paper shares the perceptions of a group of 11 successful online students regarding the value of the collaborative learning community that developed as part of their participation in the first cohort of the WebIT online Master of Science Degree in Instructional Technology program, at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville during 2008-2010.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Communities of Practice, Masters Programs
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Crosta, Lucilla; Manokore, Viola; Gray, Morag – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2016
The current study explored the interaction patterns of a cohort of international students in a Professional Doctorate of Higher Education program (EdD) in order to establish the extent to which (if at all) the cohort evolved into an authentic online learning community. Phase 1 of the study consisted of a retrospective audit of three out of the…
Descriptors: Interaction, Foreign Students, Doctoral Programs, Communities of Practice
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Sekeres, Diane Carver; Castek, Jill – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2016
This study examines third, fourth, and fifth grade students' reasoning that was captured as they engaged collaboratively in a teacher designed inquiry task. This task focused on choosing eco-friendly toys for a fictitious local toy store. Results indicated that students were more expressive with reasoning when they shared their ideas orally, but…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Cooperative Learning, Online Courses, Information Literacy
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McWhorter, Rochell R.; Delello, Julie A.; Roberts, Paul B. – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2016
Service-Learning (SL) as an instructional method is growing in popularity for giving back to the community while connecting the experience to course content. However, little has been published on using SL for online business students. This study highlights an exploratory mixed-methods, multiple case study of an online business leadership and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Business Administration Education
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Armellini, Alejandro; Padilla Rodriguez, Brenda Cecilia – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2016
While claims about pedagogic innovation in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are common, most reports provide no evidence to justify those claims. This paper reports on a survey aimed at exploring how different stakeholders describe MOOCs, focusing on whether they would consider them pedagogically innovative, and if so, why. Respondents (n =…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Educational Innovation
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Luhrs, Cecilia; McAnally-Salas, Lewis – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2016
Computer Supported Collaborative Learning literature relates high levels of collaboration to enhanced learning outcomes. However, an agreement on what is considered a high level of collaboration is unclear, especially if a qualitative approach is taken. This study describes how methods of Social Network Analysis were used to design a collaboration…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Online Courses
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Bailey, Scott; Hendricks, Stacy; Applewhite, Stephanie – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2015
Engaging professional adults in an online environment is a common challenge for online instructors. Often the temptation or commonly used approach is to mirror face-to-face strategies and practices. One premise of this study is that all strategies used in an online environment are assessment strategies, and as such should be considered for their…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Evaluation Methods, Educational Practices
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Algers, Anne; Ljung, Magnus – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2015
Globally, we experience numerous initiatives to increase the adoption of open educational resources (OER), but quality concerns challenge the adoption. In this study we present an analysis of the peer review process of an OER. The OER under review is produced by the European Commission (EU). It has the goal to teach children about farm animal…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Computer Uses in Education, Resource Units, Educational Quality
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Gruber, Sibylle – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2015
This article uses the concept of the "single story" to address specific student stories in an online class environment. First, it discusses the known story of online students who engage in critical and analytical thinking while interacting with their peers and instructor. It then moves to another story that we often do not hear, namely…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Interpersonal Relationship
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Dunn, Karee E.; Rakes, Glenda C. – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2015
In this study, online graduate students participated in four brief online self-regulatory trainings for self-efficacy, achievement goal orientation, learning strategies, and attributional thinking. These variables are critical to success in learning environments, but perhaps even more so in the online academic environment (Rakes, Dunn, &…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Electronic Learning, Self Management, Training
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Gutiérrez-Santiuste, Elba; Gámiz-Sánchez, Vanesa-M.; Gutiérrez-Pérez, Jose – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2015
The study presents a comparative analysis of two virtual learning formats: one non-formal through a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and the other formal through b-learning. We compare the communication barriers and the satisfaction perceived by the students (N = 249) by developing a qualitative analysis using semi-structured questionnaires and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Nonformal Education, Blended Learning, Comparative Analysis
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