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Rafique, Wajid; Dou, Wanchun; Hussain, Khalid; Ahmed, Khurshid – Online Learning, 2020
Modern internet technologies have revolutionized traditional education by providing flexible and resourceful e-learning opportunities in all fields of life. Programming is an integral part of the undergraduate curriculum in computer sciences where an adequate level of programming expertise is expected from the graduates. In this paper, we explore…
Descriptors: Programming, Expertise, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning
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Gilmore, Dawn Marie – Online Learning, 2020
This study employs dramaturgical analysis, the study of social interaction in terms of theatrical performance, in examining online student interactions. Region-specific activity--front stage (the course LMS) versus backstage (Facebook)--was examined to determine where students spend their time doing class-related tasks. The context for this case…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Psychology, Management Systems, Social Networks
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Forde, Cuisle; Gallagher, Silvia – Online Learning, 2020
The use of online learning in postgraduate teaching has increased dramatically in recent years. Health-care professionals can benefit from the flexibility afforded by online learning to fulfil their continuing professional development goals. Understanding student expectations, concerns, and experiences of such courses is crucial for the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Program Effectiveness
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Slater, Duncan Royd; Davies, Richard – Online Learning, 2020
Creating engaging online resources is an important part of the rapidly changing discipline of e-tutoring. There is increasing use of a wide range of media for online training but only a limited number of studies assessing their effectiveness. This study involved an educator working collegiately with cohorts of online students studying a specialist…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Internet, Graduate Students, Online Courses
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Muller, Kristyn; Scalzo, Kim A.; Pickett, Alexandra M.; Dugan, Lawrence; Dubuc, Lisa; Simiele, Donna; McCabe, Ryan; Pelz, William – Online Learning, 2020
As participation in online learning continues to expand, higher education institutions must implement policies and procedures to ensure quality at the course, program, and institution levels. In this paper, the authors describe a process that the State University of New York (SUNY) System implemented, utilizing the OLC Quality Scorecard, to help…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Quality, State Universities, Standards
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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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Senel Tekin, Perihan; Ilgaz, Hale; Afacan Adanir, Gülgün; Yildirim, Denizer; Gülbahar, Yasemin – Online Learning, 2020
Since e-learning has become popular in recent years, research studies have been conducted about which instructional methods are the most effective in online learning environments. The purpose of this study is to investigate one promising method by applying the flipped classroom model to a Medical Terminology Course. This course was provided fully…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Medicine
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Borup, Jered; Walters, Shea; Call-Cummings, Meagan – Online Learning, 2020
K-12 online students are increasingly communicating and collaborating with their peers; however, research on the topic is limited--especially research examining students' perceptions and experiences. Guided by the Adolescent Community of Engagement framework's concept of peer engagement, this qualitative descriptive case study examined…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Charter Schools, High Schools, High School Students
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Borup, Jered; Chambers, Chawanna B.; Stimson, Rebecca – Online Learning, 2019
In an attempt to better support their students and reduce online course attrition rates, some brick-and-mortar K-12 schools provide their online students with an on-site facilitator who supports students face-to-face. However, little is known about how students perceive the support provided by their on-site facilitator and online teacher. For this…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Online Courses, Student Attitudes
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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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Egloffstein, Marc; Koegler, Kristina; Ifenthaler, Dirk – Online Learning, 2019
The concept of "instructional quality" is central to the design and evaluation of massive open online courses (MOOCs). As MOOCs from the field of business and management are gaining importance both in academia and professional learning, questions on how to determine and improve the quality of these offerings arise. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Business Administration Education, Online Courses, Course Evaluation
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Wavle, Sharon; Ozogul, Gamze – Online Learning, 2019
This study expands on current research that examines the impact of online courses on retention, degree completion, and student success. The researchers investigated the impact of online courses on degree completion by using existing graduation rate data, course enrollment data, and student grades for undergraduate students at a multicampus 4-year…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Correlation, Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement
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Horvitz, Brian S.; Garcia, Lisa R.; Mitchell, Regina Garza; Calhoun, Cheryl D. – Online Learning, 2019
Technical education programs in community colleges prepare students for many science and engineering-based jobs in the United States. An increasing number of technical education programs in community colleges are using online learning tools to teach courses. However, little is currently known about the ways these programs are integrating online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Community Colleges, Technical Education, Teaching Methods
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Jiang, Mei; Ballenger, Julia; Holt, William – Online Learning, 2019
In the past several decades, higher education has witnessed the exponential growth of online learning. New technology has dramatically transformed the way education is delivered compared to what takes place in the traditional classroom. It has enabled online delivery of course materials to students outside of face-to-face classroom in an…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Student Attitudes, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Design
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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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