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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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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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Alahmari, Ayshah; Amirault, Ray J. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2017
This study examines the general perceptions of Saudi Arabian faculty members and Saudi female students toward e-learning, as well as their perceptions toward potentially replacing the current closed-circuit distance technology in use for female students studying at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University (PNU) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Rennar-Potacco, Donna; Orellana, Anymir; Salazar, Andres – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2017
The low retention rates of students in science technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and STEM-related majors threaten the ability of the United States to maintain its prominence in science and technology and meet economic demand (Executive Office of the President, President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 2012). One…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, STEM Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Lewis-Pierre, LaToya; Aziza, Khitam – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2017
The 21st century nurse is a forward-thinking individual who is expected to deliver holistic nursing care. Multigenerational learners are seeking degrees and the new Net generation learner will reflect the majority of the workforce. Thus, the integration of a multilevel interactive classroom is instrumental in facilitating the student's knowledge…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Death, Patients
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Lim, Janine; Hall, Barbara M. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2015
Rigorous interaction between peers has been an elusive goal in online asynchronous discussions. Intersubjectivity, the goal of peer-to-peer interaction, is a representation of a higher quality of synthesis. It is the representation of knowledge construction achieved through a synergistic progression from individual contributions to sequences of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Content Analysis, Peer Relationship
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Paquette, Kelli R.; Corbett, Frank, Jr.; Casses, Melissa – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2015
The number of students taking at least 1 online course has surpassed 7.1 million and represents 33% (21.3 million) of all higher education students (Allen & Seaman, 2013). With the growing number of online courses, credibility may be questioned. Are there effective evaluation processes in place? This article will describe the results of a…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Higher Education, Online Courses
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Costello, Rebecca; Welch, S. A. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2014
This article describes a qualitative approach in understanding factors that are evident in effective online class communities. Instructors and students in the same class were asked about their perceptions regarding what constitutes an effective online experience. The analysis was done using both Herzberg's (1962, 1965) motivator-hygiene factors…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Qualitative Research, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes
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Curry, John H.; Cook, Jonene – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2014
For novice and experienced instructors alike, facilitating online discussions can seem like a daunting prospect. Many ask themselves how to do so in an effective and meaningful way that actually adds to the course experience rather than seeming like mere busywork. The MANIC discussion strategy is one that promotes deeper student interaction with…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Guidance, Computer Mediated Communication, Group Discussion
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Tobin, Thomas J. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2014
Adopting Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles in order to create online course content allows higher education faculty members to reach out, not only to learners with disabilities, but also to learners who are increasingly using mobile devices to connect to campus and to each other. This article outlines 5 key strategies for creating and…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Online Courses
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Warring, Susan – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2013
This case study forms a foundation for understanding the drivers for successful online learning within a constructivist paradigm. It investigates whether Chinese international students completing a degree had achieved a level of independence necessary to succeed in this context. It found that these students had not achieved the independence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Independent Study, Electronic Learning
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Simpson, Jill M.; Benson, Angela D. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine student perceptions of quality and satisfaction in regionally accredited online courses. Results indicated that undergoing a formal peer review may lead to higher student satisfaction in a course. Results also indicated that being subscribed to a peer review program without undergoing a formal peer review…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Quality, Student Satisfaction
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LaBarbera, Robin – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2013
While many researchers have sought to identify pedagogical strategies to create a sense of connectedness in online courses, few have investigated e-mail correspondence between student and instructor. The current study addressed this issue and found students' sense of connectedness to be strongly correlated to feedback on assignments, instructor…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Satisfaction, Online Courses, Electronic Mail
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Glazer, Hilda R.; Breslin, Mary; Wanstreet, Constance E. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2013
This study examines faculty perceptions of creating learning communities at a virtual university. Through online focus groups with 18 participants, 3 themes emerged: institutional-level community building as creating a learning culture; instructor-level community building as creating respectful interaction; and learner-level community building as…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication, Mentors, College Faculty
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Dotson, Kaye B.; Bian, Hui – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2013
Online education is increasingly prevalent in graduate schools of teacher education. Questions arise, however, as to the effectiveness of the online facilitated graduate internship. This article examines perspectives of librarian site supervisors within online supported internships. Perspectives in regard to program support and self-perceived…
Descriptors: Supervision, Internship Programs, Online Courses, Graduate Students
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