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Internet and Higher Education

January 2017 Volume 32, Number 1

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Investigating the impact of learning environments on undergraduate students' academic performance in a prerequisite and post-requisite course sequence

    John E. Wisneski, Indiana University – Kelley School of Business, United States; Gamze Ozogul, Indiana University – School of Education, United States; Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, University of Missouri-Kansas City – Office of the Provost, United States

    Previous studies have compared student performance for the same or similar classes delivered in both online and face-to-face learning environments, however, few studies have explored the effects of... More

    pp. 1-10

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  2. Mining for gold: Identifying content-related MOOC discussion threads across domains through linguistic modeling

    Alyssa Friend Wise, New York University; Yi Cui, WanQi Jin & Jovita Vytasek, Simon Fraser University, Canada

    This study addresses overload and chaos in MOOC discussion forums by developing a model to categorize threads based on whether or not they are substantially related to course content. A linguistic ... More

    pp. 11-28

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  3. Comparing student performance in blended and traditional courses: Does prior academic achievement matter?

    Carlos J. Asarta & James R. Schmidt, Department of Economics, United States

    The performance of students in blended and traditional versions of a collegiate course is compared within the context of students' prior academic achievement. The blended version of the course used... More

    pp. 29-38

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  4. RETRACTED: Affordances and constraints of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for learning and teaching in higher education: Teachers' perspectives

    Yanjie Song & Siu Cheung Kong

    This article has been retracted: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal (After an investigation, this article has been jointly retracted by the Editors and the authors. The authors of the... More

    pp. 39-46

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  5. From the periphery to prominence: An examination of the changing profile of online students in American higher education

    Justin C. Ortagus

    This study used nationally representative data and employed multinomial logistic regression to examine the changing profile of online students in American higher education. Although online... More

    pp. 47-57

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  6. Massive open online courses and underserved students in the United States

    Amy E. Stich, 417 Graham Hall, United States; Todd D. Reeves, 204A Gabel Hall, United States

    MOOCs have been advanced as a mechanism for increasing access to higher education for underserved populations. However, we still know little about the socio-demographics of MOOC participants in... More

    pp. 58-71

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  7. Comparing the use of a social annotation tool and a threaded discussion forum to support online discussions

    Yanyan Sun, Faculty of Education, China; Fei Gao, Learning Design Program, United States

    This study aimed to understand how a threaded forum and asocial annotation tool, Diigo, supported online discussions. Forty-five pre-service teachers in two sections of an undergraduate course... More

    pp. 72-79

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  8. Authenticity, relevance, and connectedness: Graduate students' learning preferences and experiences in an online reading education course

    Elizabeth A. Swaggerty, College of Education, United States; Amy D. Broemmel, College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, United States

    This study examined Master's in Reading Education students' learning experiences and preferences in an online two-course sequence designed to foster social learning and the application of knowledge... More

    pp. 80-86

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