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Kilis, Selcan; Yildirim, Zahide – Online Learning, 2019
Using the Community of Inquiry framework, this case study probes the posting patterns of students' social presence, cognitive presence, and teaching presence in an online learning setting. Using purposive sampling, qualitative data were collected from 91 students in the Department of Medical Documentary and Secretary, a fully online associate…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Student Relationship, Associate Degrees, Asynchronous Communication
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Kucuk, Sevda; Richardson, Jennifer C. – Online Learning, 2019
This study investigated the structural relationships among online learners' teaching, social, and cognitive presence, engagement, and satisfaction. Data were collected from graduate students enrolled in an online graduate program at a large midwestern public university through online surveys. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to analyze…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learner Engagement, Student Satisfaction, Graduate Students
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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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Ou, Chaohua; Joyner, David A.; Goel, Ashok K. – Online Learning, 2019
Despite the ubiquitous use of instructional videos in both formal and informal learning settings, questions remain largely unanswered on how to design and develop video lessons that are often used as the primary method for delivering instruction in online courses. In this study, we experimented with a model of seven principles drawn from…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Electronic Learning, Instructional Development, Instructional Design
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Halverson, Lisa R.; Graham, Charles R. – Online Learning, 2019
Learner engagement correlates with important educational outcomes, including academic achievement and satisfaction. Although research is already exploring learner engagement in blended contexts, no theoretical framework guides inquiry or practice, and little consistency or specificity exists in engagement definitions and operationalizations.…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Blended Learning, Definitions, Models
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Pugh, Carol – Online Learning, 2019
Grounded in self-determination theory, this exploratory quantitative study investigated motivational profiles of bachelor's degree-seeking students at an online, for-profit university. Cluster analysis revealed two distinct motivational profiles (internally and externally regulated) of 158 students enrolled in a bachelor's degree program. The…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Student Motivation, Profiles, Bachelors Degrees
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Salvo, Susan G.; Shelton, Kaye; Welch, Brett – Online Learning, 2019
Online education is expanding within higher education. However, attrition rates for African American males enrolled in higher education in general, and in online courses specifically, is on the rise. Because the future of our nation depends on how well our educational institutions develop, nurture, and deploy talent, this study identified factors…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Males, Academic Achievement
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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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Bloemer, William; Swan, Karen; Day, Scott; Bogle, Leonard – Online Learning, 2018
Improvement in undergraduate retention and progression is a priority at many US postsecondary institutions. A number of institutions address this issue by identifying gateway courses (foundational courses in which a large number of students fail or withdraw) and concentrating on "fixing" them. This paper argues that may not be the best…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Academic Persistence, Undergraduate Students, School Holding Power
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Hobson, Tiffaney D.; Puruhito, Krista K. – Online Learning, 2018
This study was designed to better understand what drives the learning and performance of students enrolled in distance-learning courses. Between 1999 and 2015, the number of students enrolled in at least one online course increased from 10% to 30% (NCES, 2014; NCES, 2018). Of the six million students currently enrolled in at least one…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Correlation, Online Courses
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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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Rice, Mary F. – Online Learning, 2018
As more K-12 students with disabilities enroll in online courses, virtual schools and programs are working to make courses accessible through stronger course design. When course designers approach the issue of accessibility, they must comply with legal requirements and mitigate the challenges many students with disabilities face for literacy and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Disabilities, Virtual Classrooms, Educational Technology
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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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Fredericksen, Eric E. – Online Learning, 2018
Online learning has become a major endeavor in U.S. higher education. A 2016 national study of leadership for online learning explored a new leadership role that presidents and provosts at U.S. universities have established to coordinate and direct their efforts in this vital area. A significant portion of online education is offered by two-year…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Leadership, Expertise
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Choi, Jinnie; Walters, Alyssa – Online Learning, 2018
Students in a fully online learning environment have limited opportunities to talk about math problem solving. While discourse is an effective pedagogical model, less is known about how it translates to online math learning. We analyzed online platform data from two fully online virtual elementary schools in the United States to address the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Synchronous Communication, Academic Discourse, Electronic Learning
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