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Redmond, Petrea; Abawi, Lindy-Anne; Brown, Alice; Henderson, Robyn; Heffernan, Amanda – Online Learning, 2018
Student engagement is understood to be an important benchmark and indicator of the quality of the student experience for higher education; yet the term "engagement" continues to be elusive to define and it is interpreted in different ways in the literature. This paper firstly presents a short review of the literature regarding online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Learner Engagement
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Mokhtar, Farha Alia – Online Learning, 2018
With the advancement of digital technology, software and applications are overwhelmingly accessible to teachers and students. Digital designs for teaching and learning are highly encouraged by scholars as they prepare students of today for the demands of the future workforce. Thus, many educators use available social networks for their classrooms.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software, Social Media
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Daffin, Lee William, Jr.; Jones, Ashley A. – Online Learning, 2018
As online education becomes a more popular and permanent option for obtaining an education after high school, it also raises questions as to the academic rigor of such classes and the academic integrity of the students taking the classes. The purpose of the current study is to explore the integrity issue and to investigate student performance on…
Descriptors: College Students, Online Courses, Psychology, Computer Assisted Testing
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Fendler, Richard J.; Ruff, Craig; Shrikhande, Milind M. – Online Learning, 2018
Much of the e-education literature suggests that no significant difference exists in aggregate student learning outcomes between online and face-to-face instruction. In this study, an empirical model is developed to forecast the grade that individual students would have most likely earned in the alternate class setting. Students for whom the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Online Courses, Grades (Scholastic), Conventional Instruction
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Kennan, Shannon; Bigatel, Paula; Stockdale, Susan; Hoewe, Jennifer – Online Learning, 2018
This study contributes to the growing body of literature about what makes a successful online learning environment. Specifically, it addresses assumptions made about online learning environments--regarding self-determination and adult learners--by measuring students' perceptions and preferences for teaching behaviors that they believe help them…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Oviatt, Darin R.; Graham, Charles R.; Davies, Randall S.; Borup, Jered – Online Learning, 2018
Research has suggested that independent study students in online courses may benefit from engaging with a proximate community of engagement (PCE) and that students perceive that such engagement will help them succeed. Independent Study students were surveyed at the completion of their course to assess the level at which they actually interacted…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Electronic Learning, Communities of Practice, Learner Engagement
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Sahawneh, Faris George; Benuto, Lorraine T. – Online Learning, 2018
Servant leadership has the potential to improve student satisfaction within online learning. However, the relationship between servant leadership and student satisfaction in an online environment had not yet been understood at the level of the individual instructor. The purpose of this quantitative, correlational study was to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Statistical Analysis, Correlation, Leadership Styles
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Olpak, Yusuf Ziya; Kiliç Çakmak, Ebru – Online Learning, 2018
The aim of this study was to describe the validity and reliability of a Turkish language version of the CoI survey developed by Arbaugh et al. (2008). Data were obtained from 1150 students enrolled in online courses in various departments in three Turkish state universities. The data were randomly divided into two parts: the first part was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Student Surveys
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Sharp, Laurie A.; Hamil, Marc – Online Learning, 2018
Much literature has presented evidence that supplemental digital resources enhance student performance with mathematics. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of a web-adaptive digital resource, Think Through Math©, on student performance with state-mandated annual standardized mathematics assessments. This study utilized a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Educational Researchers, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Learning
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Martin, Florence; Bolliger, Doris U. – Online Learning, 2018
Student engagement increases student satisfaction, enhances student motivation to learn, reduces the sense of isolation, and improves student performance in online courses. This survey-based research study examines student perception on various engagement strategies used in online courses based on Moore's interaction framework. One hundred and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Almeda, Ma. Victoria; Zuech, Joshua; Utz, Chris; Higgins, Greg; Reynolds, Rob; Baker, Ryan S. – Online Learning, 2018
Online education continues to become an increasingly prominent part of higher education, but many students struggle in distance courses. For this reason, there has been considerable interest in predicting which students will succeed in online courses and which will receive poor grades or drop out prior to completion. Effective intervention depends…
Descriptors: Performance Factors, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Models
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Crosslin, Matt; Dellinger, Justin T.; Joksimovic, Srecko; Kovanovic, Vitomir; Gaševic, Dragan – Online Learning, 2018
Dual-layer MOOCs are an educational framework designed to create customizable modality pathways through a learning experience. The basic premise is to design two framework choices through a course: one that is instructor centered and the other that is student determined and open. Learners have the option to create their own customized pathway by…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Course Descriptions, Mixed Methods Research, Guidelines
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Tibi, Moanes H. – Online Learning, 2018
This study aims to investigate and analyze the attitudes and opinions of computer science students at two academic colleges of education with regards to the use of structured and unstructured discussion forums in computer science courses conducted entirely online. Fifty-two students participated in two online courses. The students in each course…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Computer Science Education
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McKinney, Brinda K. – Online Learning, 2018
In addition to learning more about a topic, online discussion activities may be used to develop skills in reflective practice, critical evaluation, and leadership. Faculty members often spend a great amount of time and energy developing discussion assignments that will improve these skills and align with course learning outcomes. Students may feel…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Critical Thinking, Reflection, Assignments
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Sato, Takahiro; Haegele, Justin A. – Online Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate kinesiology students' experiences in an undergraduate online life span motor development course. This study was based on a theory of transactional distance (Moore, 1997). Seven undergraduate kinesiology majors (5 females, 2 males) enrolled in an online course at a Midwestern public university in the US…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Motor Development, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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