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Hart, Cassandra M. D.; Alonso, Emily; Xu, Di; Hill, Michael – Online Learning, 2021
Like all educational institutions, community colleges rapidly shifted to online instruction in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, little is known about what factors shaped individual college responses. This survey of distance education leaders (N = 45) in the California community colleges system aimed to: (a) characterize pre-COVID…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Community Colleges, Distance Education
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Riley, Elizabeth; Capps, Natalie; Ward, Nicole; McCormack, Leslie; Staley, Judy – Online Learning, 2021
This study explores the effect of rapidly transitioning an in-person pre-licensure nursing specialty course to remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. The redesign included the following learning technologies: live and recorded whiteboard lectures with Socratic-style questioning, electronic audience response systems, remote simulations,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Satisfaction, Nursing Students, Nursing Education
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Means, Barbara; Neisler, Julie – Online Learning, 2021
This article describes findings from the "Survey of Student Perceptions of Remote Teaching and Learning," which was administered to a random national sample of 1,008 U.S. undergraduates taking for-credit college courses that began with in-person classes and shifted to remote instruction in spring 2020. Course satisfaction levels were…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Online Courses
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Mehall, Scott – Online Learning, 2020
Despite extensive studies surrounding the topic of interaction in online learning, faculty are often still relegated to an attempt at replicating their face-to-face course interactions in the online environment. Interpersonal interaction is a necessary yet nebulous concept in online learning. This paper attempts to build a quality lens to view…
Descriptors: Interaction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Interpersonal Relationship
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Johnson, Nicole; Veletsianos, George; Seaman, Jeff – Online Learning, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound and rapid impact on higher education institutions across the world. In this study, we report the findings of a survey investigating the rapid transition to emergency remote teaching in the early weeks of the pandemic at public and private postsecondary institutions in the United States. Participants…
Descriptors: School Closing, Disease Control, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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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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Smith, Chad; Allman, Tamby; Crocker, Samantha – Online Learning, 2017
This study and discussion center upon the use of "YouTube's" automatic captioning feature with college-age adult readers. The study required 75 participants with college experience to view brief middle school science videos with automatic captioning on "YouTube" and answer comprehension questions based on material presented…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Middle Schools
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Romero-Hall, Enilda; Vicentini, Cristiane – Online Learning, 2017
This paper reports on a case study investigating distance learners participating in graduate-level hybrid synchronous instruction. This research helps inform the design of hybrid synchronous instruction in which face-to-face and distance learners engage in class sessions. Data were collected using electronic journals, individual interviews, and a…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Distance Education, Blended Learning, Case Studies
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Archambault, Leanna; Kennedy, Kathryn; Freidhoff, Joseph R. – Online Learning, 2016
Policy surrounding K-12 online learning continues to evolve as the field grows exponentially. In Michigan, Section 21f of the State School Aid Act enacted in 2013 strengthened parents' and students' ability to request online courses: "A student enrolled in a district in any of grades 6 to 12 is eligible to enroll in an online course as…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Accountability, Stakeholders, Online Courses
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Rice, Mary Frances; Carter, Richard Allen, Jr. – Online Learning, 2015
As participation in online learning grows, so do concerns around the ways in which students with disabilities are served in virtual school programs, both full and part-time. At the crux of this struggle is the way in which federal and state laws (many of which were incepted before online learning existed or gained traction as an educational…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Disabilities
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Barbour, Michael K. – Online Learning, 2015
Due to the challenges facing rural schools, many jurisdictions have resorted to the use of virtual school programs to provide curricular opportunities to their students. While the number of virtual schools that rely on synchronous instruction as a primary or significant method of delivery is quite small, there are some programs that do (and a…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Technology, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
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Smith, Daniella – Online Learning, 2015
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine how the gender of distance learning students related to variables such as the perception of the availability of library resources, technology available at home and work, technology provided by a university for distance learning, and career preparedness. A total of 166 master's students in the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Student Surveys
Aldrich, Clark – Online Learning, 2001
Presents responses of leaders from six simulation companies about challenges and opportunities of soft-skills simulations in e-learning. Discussion includes: evaluation metrics; role of subject matter experts in developing simulations; video versus computer graphics; technology needed to run simulations; technology breakthroughs; pricing;…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Simulation