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Martin, Florence; Wang, Chuang; Sadaf, Ayesha – Online Learning, 2020
Online course facilitation is critical to the success of online courses. Instructors use various facilitation strategies in online courses to engage students. One hundred instructors were surveyed on their perception of helpfulness of twelve different facilitation strategies used in online courses to enhance instructor presence, instructor…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Teacher Role, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Martin, Florence; Stamper, Brandy; Flowers, Claudia – Online Learning, 2020
This survey study examined student readiness for online learning in 2018 through the dimensions of importance placed by the student in online learning and the student's confidence in their ability as measures of readiness. An instrument with four subscales of competencies (online student attributes, time management, communication, and technical)…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Learning Readiness
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Sadaf, Ayesha; Martin, Florence; Ahlgrim-Delzell, Lynn – Online Learning, 2019
Quality Matters (QM) is one of the most widely adopted sets of standards for best practices in online courses to promote student learning. In this study, we examined student perceptions of the impact of QM-certified courses on students' learning and engagement. Fifty graduate students enrolled in online courses completed a survey developed based…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Learning Activities, Factor Analysis
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Kumar, Swapna; Martin, Florence; Budhrani, Kiran; Ritzhaupt, Albert – Online Learning, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore award-winning instructors' insights on elements of their course design that were award-winning and the differences between expert and novice online instructors. Interviews were conducted with eight award-winning online faculty members from across the United States who had received online teaching awards…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professional Recognition, Teaching Methods, Awards
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Martin, Florence; Budhrani, Kiran; Wang, Chuang – Online Learning, 2019
Faculty readiness to teach online is a state of faculty preparedness for online teaching. In this study, it is measured by faculty attitudes about the importance of online teaching competencies and faculty's perceptions of their ability to confidently teach online. Validity and reliability of faculty responses to an online instrument and factors…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Readiness, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses
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Martin, Florence; Budhrani, Kiran; Kumar, Swapna; Ritzhaupt, Albert – Online Learning, 2019
The explosive growth of online learning in institutions of higher education has created a dire need for guidelines that instruct new and continuing online instructors about how best to teach in online spaces. The purpose of this exploratory study was to identify the roles of the online instructor and categorize critical competencies for online…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Online Courses, Teacher Role, Teacher Competencies
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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