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Texas A&M University-Kingsville
A study of the impact of instructor behaviors and teaching methodologies on student success in Internet-based courses at a South Texas college
A study of the impact of instructor behaviors and teaching methodologies on student success in Internet@-based courses at a South Texas college (2006) pp. 1–156
The purpose of the study was to determine what particular instructor behaviors and teaching methodologies promote retention and success in the Internet-based learning environment at one college in South Texas. The study was completed utilizing...
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 18, No. 2
The increasing scarcity of women within higher academic ranks is troublesome, especially as associate and full-professors with tenure are generally those tapped for leadership positions. This study surveyed female administrators in distance...
The Impact of Training on Faculty and Student Perceptions of Cyberbullying in an Urban South Central Texas Middle School
Research in Higher Education Journal Vol. 27 (January 2015)
Bullying has been around for decades; however, with the advancements of new emerging technology and devices, the ability for bullying to transcend into the cyber-world is becoming an international issue. Researchers have been intently studying the...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 2219–2224
Supporting faculty and students in online courses has been found to be a key to satisfaction, retention and program continuation. This presentation will address how the findings of a predictive study of student support and services issues from 77...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) p. 2782
This session will introduce participants to an instrument that can be used to screen faculty for potential online teaching positions. The instrument explores an instructors perceptions of the value of 34 elements related to teaching, social and...
Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education Vol. 13, No. 2 (April 2012) pp. 84–95
Due to the recent developments in technology, distance learning and education questions regarding the best teaching methods for the virtual classroom have emerged. Thus, it becomes increasingly necessary to examine how these methods translate into...
Achievement and Experiences of First and Second-Generation Students in a Rural South Texas High School
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies Vol. 16 (July 2015)
Hispanic immigrant students face several challenges to academic success. The purpose of this sequential explanatory research was to identify academic differences that existed between first and second generation Hispanic immigrant students on the...
The Role of Technical Support and Pedagogical Guidance Provided to Faculty in Online Programs: Considerations for Higher Education Administrators
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 11, No. 4
With growth of online course enrollments outpacing enrollments in traditional courses by 500%, institutions of higher education are experiencing significant changes in terms of long-term strategic planning. Along with providing for the...
E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 10, No. 3 (2013) pp. 294–304
With continually increasing enrollment, and colleges and universities struggling to meet the demand, leaders in education are turning to the web instruction to deliver instruction to students. In order to meet the needs of these online students,...
Application of Activity Based Analytics to the Optimization of Instructional Design and Pedagogy in Online Environments
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 957–963
While several frameworks for understanding pedagogical strategies and activity optimization in online environments exist, they do not address granular level issues such as optimal student interaction patterns. This presentation will address this...
Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 7, No. 1 (2010) pp. 30–39
This study identifies factors in distance learning that affect the educational excellence of institutions of higher learning. The main elements of this study are: the examination of benefits and disadvantages of implementing online instruction in...
Journal of Educators Online Vol. 11, No. 1 (January 2014)
Distance learning may pose challenges to students in terms of satisfaction and academic success. This study examined the relationship between the final grade received in a distance learning course and the student characteristic of gender. Examined...
The Impact of Asynchronous Audio Feedback on Teaching and Social Presence: A Survey of Current Research
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5646–5649
A nested mixed methods design was utilized to assess the impact of asynchronous audio feedback in an online course. Data analysis revealed that 1. students perceived audio feedback to be more effective than text-based feedback for conveying nuance,...
Student Perceptions of the Relationship between Indicators of Teaching Presence and Success in Online Courses
Journal of Interactive Online Learning Vol. 9, No. 1 (2010) pp. 23–43
The Community of Inquiry Framework posits teaching, social and cognitive presence interact to create the learning experience in online environments (Garrison, Anderson & Archer, 2001). To date, considerable research has been conducted which employs...
The Effects of Age and Gender on Student Achievement in Face-To-Face and Online College Algebra Classes
Research in Higher Education Journal Vol. 27 (January 2015)
Demand for online learning has increased in recent years due to the convenience of course delivery. However, some students appear to have difficulties with online education resulting in lack of completion. The study utilized a quantitative approach...
Student ratings of the importance of survey items, multiplicative factor analysis, and the validity of the community of inquiry survey
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 13, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 22–30
This research builds upon prior validation studies of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) survey by utilizing multiple rating measures to validate the survey's tripartite structure (teaching presence, social presence, and cognitive presence). In prior...
Journal of Interactive Online Learning Vol. 10, No. 3 (2011) pp. 141–149
For over a decade, the learning management system (LMS) has been the primary method of delivering online learning. However, research related instructional design and pedagogical practices within this environment is still in its infancy as compared...
An Analysis of Students' Perceptions of the Value and Efficacy of Instructors' Auditory and Text-Based Feedback Modalities across Multiple Conceptual Levels
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 43, No. 1 (2010) pp. 113–134
This article used work from the writing assessment literature to develop a framework for assessing the impact and perceived value of written, audio, and combined written and audio feedback strategies across four global and 22 discrete dimensions of...