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Abdous, M'hammed; He, Wu – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2008
Managing the design and production of online courses is challenging. Insufficient instructional design and inefficient management often lead to issues such as poor course quality and course delivery delays. In an effort to facilitate, streamline, and improve the overall design and production of online courses, this article discusses how we…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Online Courses, Computer Software, Distance Education
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Rovai, Alfred P.; Baker, Jason D. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2005
Multivariate statistical analyses were used to determine if there were differences in social community, learning community, and perceived learning between male and female students in 12 online graduate education courses in which female students (n = 162) outnumbered males (n = 31). Study results provided evidence that females felt more connected…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Education Courses, Online Courses, Gender Differences
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Rovai, Alfred P.; Wighting, Mervyn J.; Liu, Jing – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2005
Multivariate statistical analyses were used to determine if there were differences in sense of community and perceived learning between university students enrolled in fully online and fully face-to-face on-campus courses (N = 279). Study results provide evidence that online students feel a weaker sense of connectedness and belonging in both…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, On Campus Students, Online Courses, Graduate Students
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Contreras, Carlos L. M. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2004
Demographic and personality variables and computer use were used to predict computer self-confidence with a sample of students enrolled in online college-credit classes. Computer self-confidence was measured with one 10-choice question. Demographic variables included age, annual income, geographic region, gender, and ethnicity. Computer use was…
Descriptors: Income, Age Differences, Ethnic Groups, Gender Differences