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Yu, Taeho – Online Learning, 2018
This study examines the construct validity of the Student Online Learning Readiness (SOLR) instrument. The SOLR instrument consists of 20 items to evaluate social competencies, communication competencies, and technical competencies in online learning. A large midwestern university was selected to test the construct validity of the SOLR instrument.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learning Readiness, Construct Validity, Measures (Individuals)
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Wilton, Lesley – Online Learning, 2018
Despite the growth in online learning offerings in K-12 and higher education, limited research has been undertaken to better understand less visible online learning activities. Reading and rereading are not typically valued as important indicators of learning since the number or frequency of entries, words, or key phrases are usually visible and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Technology Uses in Education, Student Participation, Graduate Students
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McClannon, Terry W.; Cheney, Amy W.; Bolt, Les L.; Terry, Krista P. – Online Learning, 2018
This exploratory study is based on survey research conducted between 2010 and 2017, involving 1,053 graduate students using immersive online learning environments for their coursework. Investigators used course structural factors and student engagement factors to predict students' perceptions of community and presence in the online immersive…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Online Courses, Factor Analysis, Graduate Students
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Adams, Megan; Rodriguez, Sanjuana; Zimmer, Kate – Online Learning, 2018
This study investigated a set of online reading courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a university's college of education. The courses were thought to integrate culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP), and the study's intent was to determine the extent to which they actually did so. The goals of the study were to determine whether CRP was…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Cultural Relevance, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Peterson, Amy T.; Beymer, Patrick N.; Putnam, Ralph T. – Online Learning, 2018
Supporting productive peer-to-peer interaction is a central challenge in online courses. Although cooperative learning is a well-established method for eliciting productive interaction (Johnson & Johnson, 1989), online modes of cooperative learning have provided mixed results. To explore the factors underlying these mixed results, we used a…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Asynchronous Communication, Peer Relationship, Cooperative Learning
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Warren, Amber N. – Online Learning, 2018
Asynchronous computer-mediated communication (CMC) tools, such as asynchronous online discussions (AODs), are widely used in higher education. The organization of AODs is of pedagogical importance, particularly for online-only classes, as these discussions are one of the major opportunities for participants to develop understanding of course…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication
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Sullivan, Roberta; Neu, Victoria; Yang, Fengrong – Online Learning, 2018
The State University of New York's "Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP)" is an online professional development model that encourages faculty and instructional support staff to explore and reflect on innovative and creative uses of emerging technologies through hands-on Discovery Learning Activities. "TOEP" is focused on creating…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Lifelong Learning
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Truhlar, Allison M.; Walter, M. Todd; Williams, Kimberly M. – Online Learning, 2018
As higher education institutions in United States offer online courses to growing audiences, there is increasing desire to understand how best to engage students with both course content and their peers. This case study examines the effects of assigning chat roles and facilitating self- and group reflection on student--content and student--student…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Course Content, Peer Relationship, Case Studies
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Bonafini, Fernanda Cesar – Online Learning, 2018
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) attract thousands of participants who each exercise autonomy by engaging with resources and with other participants to whatever degree they wish. When analyzing participants' patterns of engagement in MOOCs, it is possible to notice that certain participants exhibit high levels of participation, actively…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Glori Hinck; Rice, Kerry; Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Perkins, Ross – Online Learning, 2018
Online MBA programs have undergone significant growth in recent years. However, quality assurance measures have not kept pace with this growth. The purpose of this study was to identify and prioritize aspects of quality assurance specific to Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB)-accredited online MBA programs. The Delphi…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Masters Programs, Online Courses
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Zhu, Meina; Bonk, Curtis J.; Sari, Annisa R. – Online Learning, 2018
As massive open online courses (MOOCs) increase, the large scale and heterogeneity of MOOC participants bring myriad significant design challenges. This exploratory mixed methods study explores 143 MOOC instructors' considerations and challenges in designing MOOCs, 12 of whom were interviewed and had their courses analyzed. The survey, interview,…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes, 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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Mokhtar, Farha Alia – Online Learning, 2018
With the advancement of digital technology, software and applications are overwhelmingly accessible to teachers and students. Digital designs for teaching and learning are highly encouraged by scholars as they prepare students of today for the demands of the future workforce. Thus, many educators use available social networks for their classrooms.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software, Social Media
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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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Fendler, Richard J.; Ruff, Craig; Shrikhande, Milind M. – Online Learning, 2018
Much of the e-education literature suggests that no significant difference exists in aggregate student learning outcomes between online and face-to-face instruction. In this study, an empirical model is developed to forecast the grade that individual students would have most likely earned in the alternate class setting. Students for whom the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Online Courses, Grades (Scholastic), Conventional Instruction
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