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Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Gooding, Megan; Shreaves, Dana; Kepka, Jennifer – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2019
There is an increased demand for online courses and programs. As a result, institutions are experimenting with different ways to train and support faculty to teach online. There is very little recent literature, though, describing the various ways that institutions actually train faculty to teach online. In this article, we report on the results…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Faculty Development, Training Methods
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Volansky, Kerry – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2019
There is a gap in best practices to teach "hands-on" skills in a blended environment in the physical therapy literature. The purpose of this study was to explore faculty perceptions. A mixed methodology gathered information from faculty who taught or published in blended learning. Data analysis included descriptive statistics and the…
Descriptors: Physical Therapy, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers, Experiential Learning
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Simonson, Michael – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2019
Teaching and learning at a distance is now commonplace, and research, when viewed holistically, clearly demonstrates that learning a distance is generally neither bettor nor worse than learning in other situations. The research also indicates that the application of instructional design procedures is mandatory for effective instruction delivered…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Research, Educational Quality, Instructional Design
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Park, Enoch; Martin, Florence; Lambert, Richard – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to identify the potential factors that could predict college students' success in a large-size undergraduate hybrid learning course. Predictive values of students' demographic and academic background variables were examined to establish standardized models of contribution toward final grades. Next, patterns of student…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Undergraduate Students, Student Participation
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Alphonse, Althea; Orellana, Anymir; Kanzki-Veloso, Elda – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2019
A descriptive case study with multiple data collection methods was carried out to understand how online graduate students identify the characteristics of their physical learning environment. Equivalency theory and the science of ergonomics framed the study. Participants were 10 online graduate students, all working adults (60% female, most between…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Physical Environment
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Romero, Liz; Reguindin, Jennifer; Kelson, Elizabeth – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2019
The availability of user-friendly technological tools is allowing instructional designers and subject matter experts to create innovative online instruction. This article describes the implementation of a multimedia case-based approach that employs narrative to create a fully online course on complex continuing and long-term care for older adults.…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Online Courses, Nursing Homes
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Amiraullt, Ray J. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2019
The educational setting has been the backdrop for numerous debates as far back as recorded history. Today's educational setting, however, contains technological elements so advanced that they by their very nature bring with them a series of highly significant implications which educators have never before been required to address. These issues…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Ownership, Privacy
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Sanga, Mapopa William – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2019
This study analyzed design and technological issues encountered by online course instructors as they taught 120 online courses while working with a designated instructional designer. After developing the courses and their approval in compliance with a set, standardized rubric, the implementation of the 120 courses brought out issues that required…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Distance Education, Online Courses, Curriculum Development
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Ownby, Raymond; Acevedo, Amarilis; Waldrop-Valverde, Drenna – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2019
A number of studies have shown that health literacy is an important factor in a variety of health status indicators and outcomes. Low health literacy differentially affects minorities and older adults, but can be addressed through effective educational interventions. Even when provided in groups, however, these interventions can reach only a small…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Education, Intervention, Educational Strategies
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Orellana, Anymir; Nethi, Vanaja – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2019
A study was conducted to identify trends and gaps in distance-education areas as addressed in the journal "Quarterly Review of Distance Education" from 2002 to 2017. A directed content analysis methodology was used to classify the articles according to the Zawacki-Richter (2009) validated classification framework of research areas in…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Journal Articles, Classification, Educational Research
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Sanga, Mapopa William – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2018
This mixed-methods study investigated the process 27 online teaching instructors went through during a semester-long online course development training intended to advance their online course design and management skills. The course was designed to introduce key concepts in online teaching and learning that included online course design, digital…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Course Content, Instructional Design
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Cernusca, Dan; Mallik, Sanku – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2018
The focal course for this study, Pharmaceutics I, is a foundational course for the first year students (P1) enrolled in the in the PharmD program. It focuses on helping students create integrative bridges between the prepharm chemistry courses and the clinical courses in the PharmD curriculum. The main expected outcome of this course is that…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Active Learning, Student Improvement, Science Achievement
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Redstone, Ana E.; Stefaniak, Jill E.; Luo, Tian – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2018
This systematic review provides a summary of studies on teaching, social, and cognitive presences in the community of inquiry (CoI) model using the CoI instrument in a higher education setting since its development in 2008 by Arbaugh et al. A total of 24 peer-reviewed studies on the CoI instrument from 2008-2017 were selected and analyzed explore…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Inquiry, Communities of Practice, Educational Research
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Morris, Pamela Duke; Clark, Linda M. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2018
This article looks at the National Survey of Student Engagement, NSSE, to understand more about the differences between distance learners and the other more traditional learners. It also looks at freshmen as compared to seniors. Distance learning allows students opportunities for postsecondary education, opportunities that many would not otherwise…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Seniors, Learner Engagement, National Surveys
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Teclehaimanot, Berhane; You, Jiyu; Franz, Diana R.; Xiao, Mingli; Hochberg, Sue Ann – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine which remote testing systems, all designed to ensure academic integrity, offer a realistic and secure approach to online examinations and best fulfill the needs for faculty and students. This study explored the use of 3 testing tools to determine whether there are differences in test scores and student…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Online Courses, Integrity, Scores
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