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Zgheib, Ghania E.; Dabbagh, Nada – Online Learning, 2020
This study explored how experienced faculty are using social media to support student learning. It analyzed the types of social media learning activities (SMLAs), their design, the cognitive processes that they support, and the types of knowledge that students engage in when completing SMLAs. Data gathered from five different cases of six faculty…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Media, Learning Activities, Program Design
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Liu, Juhong Christie – Online Learning, 2019
Student online learning readiness (SOLR) has been identified as being closely associated with the success of learning in online environments. Online learning orientations have also been used as a key intervention to support students. However, the evaluation practice and research of online learning orientation design are limited. This research…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Readiness
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Yeh, Yu-Chen; Kwok, Oi-Man; Chien, Hsiang-Yu; Sweany, Noelle Wall; Baek, Eunkyeng; McIntosh, William Alex – Online Learning, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the underlying mechanism between goal orientations and academic expectation for online learners. We simultaneously studied the structural relationships among 2×2 achievement goal orientations, self-regulated learning (SRL) strategies, supportive online learning behaviors, and expected academic outcome in…
Descriptors: College Students, Goal Orientation, Predictor Variables, Electronic Learning
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Joosten, Tanya; Cusatis, Rachel – Online Learning, 2019
A study was conducted to examine instructional characteristics of quality in online courses and their relationship to student outcomes in online courses at a National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements 2-year and a 4-year higher educational institution. Instructional characteristics included learner support,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Quality, Online Courses, Predictor Variables
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Mitchell, Elissa Thomann – Online Learning, 2019
This paper presents the use of a debate in an online asynchronous social policy course. Debate is frequently used as an instructional strategy in higher education, but little is known about the use of this tool in an online learning environment. Participants (N = 36) completed an online debate assignment, and both qualitative (reflection papers)…
Descriptors: Debate, Persuasive Discourse, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication
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Stark, Emily – Online Learning, 2019
The goal of this paper is to compare the motivations and learning strategies of online and face-to-face students, utilizing the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (Pintrich et al., 1993). Prior research (Crede & Phillips, 2011) suggests that motivation variables play a larger role in predicting student success in online courses…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Strategies, Online Courses, Questionnaires
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Abdous, M'hammed – Online Learning, 2019
Past research suggests that the use of an online learning orientation is an effective proactive strategy to ease online students' transition into online learning. Based on a sample of 3,888 online students from an urban public university, we used ordinal logistic regression to understand the influence of students' satisfaction with an online…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Orientation, Student Adjustment, Urban Universities
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Peacock, Susi; Cowan, John – Online Learning, 2019
A sense of belonging (SoB) is a valued concept in campus-based learning, being firmly linked with improved student attainment, increased learner satisfaction, and reduced attrition rates. Some researchers, echoing the work of Maslow (1962), even assert that learners cannot fulfill the goals of higher education without acquiring SoB. This study…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Communities of Practice, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Buelow, Janet R.; Barry, Thomas; Rich, Leigh E. – Online Learning, 2018
University students increasingly desire that traditionally taught courses be made available online. While quality standards have been developed for the format and organization of online courses, professors often are left wondering what activities contribute to learning engagement for online students. To investigate this question, an online survey…
Descriptors: College Students, Learner Engagement, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Kumi-Yeboah, Alex – Online Learning, 2018
Online education has now become an integral part of the educational landscape in the United States and around the world, where it serves as the primary source of enrollment growth in higher education. The rising student population in online learning mandates instructors and instructional designers to be aware of the importance of cultural factors…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Collaboration, Cultural Influences, Learning Experience
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McKenna, Barbara; Finamore, Dora; Hewitt, E. Valerie; Watson, Linda; Millam, Loretta A.; Reinhardt, Michelle – Online Learning, 2018
This quantitative study examined the effects of an online synchronous orientation on the final grade of students enrolled in a first-term online class. The multifactor orientation focused on several factors which are thought to contribute to online student success, including organizational skills, goal setting, orientation to the online classroom,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Academic Support Services, Experimental Groups
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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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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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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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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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