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Internet and Higher Education

January 2015 Volume 24, Number 1

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Virtually unlimited classrooms: Pedagogical practices in massive open online courses

    Brit Toven-Lindsey, Robert A. Rhoads & Jennifer Berdan Lozano

    Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become a prominent feature of the higher education discourse in recent years. Yet, little is known about the effectiveness of these online courses in... More

    pp. 1-12

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  2. Designing a role structure to engage students in computer-supported collaborative learning

    Xiaoqing Gu, Yinjuan Shao & Xiaofeng Guo, East China Normal University, China; Cher Ping Lim, The Hong Kong Institute of Education

    This study investigates the design of a role structure to engage undergraduate students in collaborative knowledge construction. A total of 72 students of an Instructional Design course were... More

    pp. 13-20

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  3. An evaluation of online learning to teach practical competencies in undergraduate health science students

    Eimear Dolan, Elizabeth Hancock & Amy Wareing

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of online delivery as a pedagogical approach to teach the practical and theoretical skills required for resting ECG electrode placement and... More

    pp. 21-25

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  4. Examining the necessary condition for engagement in an online learning environment based on learning analytics approach: The role of the instructor

    Jing Ma, Xibin Han, Juan Yang & Jiangang Cheng

    This study analyzes the impact of an instructor on the students' engagement using learning analytics approach by tracking one university's log data of teaching and learning activities in a web... More

    pp. 26-34

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  5. Wikis and forums for collaborative problem-based activity: A systematic comparison of learners' interactions

    Andri Ioannou, Cyprus Interaction Lab, Cyprus; Scott W. Brown, The Cognition, Instruction and Learning Technologies Program, United States; Anthony R. Artino, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, United States

    This article describes an experimental study that evaluated differences in students' discourse and actions when they used a wiki with discussion (i.e., an enhanced wiki) vs. a forum with attached... More

    pp. 35-45

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  6. Online instruction about integration of science and mathematics with middle-grades teachers: Four years in and aiming for sustainability

    Jennifer Chauvot & Mimi Miyoung Lee

    The purpose of this article is to illustrate the model used to develop an online graduate program called iSMART (Integration of Science and Mathematics and Reflective Teaching) and discuss the... More

    pp. 46-52

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  7. Externally-facilitated regulation scaffolding and role assignment to develop cognitive presence in asynchronous online discussions

    Dragan Gašević, School of Computing and Information Systems, Canada; Olusola Adesope, Department of Educational Leadership, Sport Studied, Educational/Counseling Psychology, United States; Srećko Joksimović & Vitomir Kovanović, School of Computing and Information Systems, Canada

    This paper describes a study that looked at the effects of different teaching presence approaches in communities of inquiry, and ways in which student–student online discussions with high levels of... More

    pp. 53-65

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