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Gay, Glenda H. E.; Betts, Kristen – Online Learning, 2020
Student engagement and group work are critical to developing competencies, deeper learning, and attributes that align with 21st-century skills. In an increasingly competitive and dynamic workforce, the ability for employees to engage in collaborative workgroups is essential. A new capstone group-work assignment using Online Human Touch (OHT)…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, School Holding Power, Class Size
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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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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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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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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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Saltz, Jeffrey; Heckman, Robert – Online Learning, 2020
With the increasing availability of synchronous video-based breakout rooms within online courses, a growing need exists to understand how to best leverage this technology for enhanced online education. To help address this challenge, this paper reports on a case study that explored student activity within online video-based breakout rooms via a…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Synchronous Communication, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning
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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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Gregory, Rhonda L.; Rockinson-Szapkiw, Amanda J.; Cook, Vickie S. – Online Learning, 2020
This paper reviewed the factors that make up quality assurance including course design, content, delivery, and institutional support, as well as infrastructure in relationship to professional development impact on teaching practice. Building on the assumption identified in literature is the concept of course design being the most critical…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Scoring Rubrics
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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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Reyes-Fournier, Elizabeth; Cumella, Edward J.; Blackman, Gabrielle; March, Michelle; Pedersen, Jennifer – Online Learning, 2020
The currently available measures of online teaching effectiveness (OTE) have several flaws, including a lack of psychometric rigor, high costs, and reliance on the construct of traditional onthe-ground teaching effectiveness as opposed to the unique features of OTE (Blackman, Pedersen, March, Reyes-Fournier, & Cumella, 2019). Therefore, the…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, Online Courses, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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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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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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Quintana, Rebecca M.; Tan, Yuanru – Online Learning, 2019
We explore new tools and methods for learning designers and researchers to characterize pedagogical approaches that are applied to the design of MOOCs. This paper makes three main contributions to literature on MOOC design and evaluation: (1) an Expanded Assessing MOOC Pedagogies instrument for use by learning designers and researchers within…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Instructional Design, Teaching Methods
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