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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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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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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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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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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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Emanuel, Jeffrey P.; Lamb, Anne – Online Learning, 2017
During the 2013-14 academic year, Harvard University piloted the use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as tools for blended learning in select undergraduate and graduate residential and online courses. One of these courses, The Ancient Greek Hero, combined for-credit (Harvard College and Harvard Extension School) and open online (HarvardX)…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Blended Learning, Interaction, Distance Education
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Hoey, Rebecca – Online Learning, 2017
Teaching presence facilitates students' social and cognitive presence in online courses. Instructor interaction in discussion forums, a widely adopted instructional strategy, establishes teaching presence but research on the optimal frequency and content of instructor interaction in discussion is underdeveloped. This research evaluated 1625…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, College Faculty, Graduate Students, Teacher Student Relationship
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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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Brewer, Laura; Rick, Holly; Grondin, Karen A. – Online Learning, 2017
With a goal of improving the development and delivery of effective online information literacy resources, the purpose of this study was to look at how program level and the timing of the introduction of a Literature Review library guide within the program influenced online business student perceived value of the resource. A population of…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Information Literacy, Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education
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Howard, Wendy; Perrotte, Gino; Lee, Minyoung; Frisone, Jenna – Online Learning, 2017
Despite the pressure from potential employers and higher education administrators to develop students' global and intercultural competence, traditional study abroad programs simply are not feasible for many postsecondary students (Berdan & Johannes, 2014; Fischer, 2015). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an online…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Study Abroad, Online Courses, Consortia
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Cooke, Nicole A. – Online Learning, 2016
In a study of the information behaviors of graduate students enrolled in an online Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program, it was determined that learners engage in threaded discussions not only for cognitive purposes but for affective reasons as well. The information sharing among students was particularly prolific during a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Graduate Students, Information Science, Library Science
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Schroeder, Shawnda; Baker, Mary; Terras, Katherine; Mahar, Patti; Chiasson, Kari – Online Learning, 2016
This study examined graduate students' desired and experienced levels of connectivity in an online, asynchronous distance degree program. Connectivity was conceptualized as the students' feelings of community and involvement, not their level of access to the Internet. Graduate students enrolled in a distance degree program were surveyed on both…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Distance Education, Preferences
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Anderson, Sheri; Hsu, Yu-Chang; Kinney, Judy – Online Learning, 2016
Designing experiential learning activities requires an instructor to think about what they want the students to learn. Using importance-performance analysis can assist with the instructional design of the activities. This exploratory study used importance-performance analysis in an online introduction to criminology course. There is limited…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Online Courses
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Knapke, Jacqueline; Haynes, Erin; Breen, Julie; Kuhnell, Pierce; Smith, Laura; Meinzen-Derr, Jareen – Online Learning, 2016
In the last two decades, online learning has transformed the field of higher education. Also during this time, institutions of higher education have seen increases in their adult learner populations. The flexibility and accessibility of an online education model is often particularly appealing to adult learners, who bring unique needs,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Epidemiology, Andragogy, Academic Achievement
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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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