You are here:

Internet and Higher Education

April 2018 Volume 37, Number 1

Search this issue

Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Transition 2.0: Digital technologies, higher education, and vision impairment

    Edgar Pacheco, Miriam Lips & Pak Yoong

    This article introduces Transition 2.0, a paradigm shift designed to study and support students with disabilities' transition to higher education. Transition 2.0 is the result of a qualitative... More

    pp. 1-10

    View Abstract
  2. Motivating factors of MOOC completers: Comparing between university-affiliated students and general participants

    Abeer Watted & Miri Barak

    Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a growing element in strategic decision-making in higher education. However, since only a small percentage of enrollees complete MOOCs, it is important to... More

    pp. 11-20

    View Abstract
  3. Fostering student engagement in online discussion through social learning analytics

    Bodong Chen, Yu-Hui Chang & Fan Ouyang, College of Education and Human Development, United States; Wanying Zhou, College of Liberal Arts, United States

    This paper reports on the initial stage of a design-based research program that aims to devise student-facing social learning analytics in a postsecondary setting. In order to foster student... More

    pp. 21-30

    View Abstract
  4. A systematic review of research methods and topics of the empirical MOOC literature (2014–2016)

    Meina Zhu & Annisa Sari, Instructional Systems Technology, United States; Mimi Miyoung Lee, Curriculum and Instruction, United States

    This study explores the research paradigms and topics of MOOCs to gain a deeper understanding of the MOOC phenomenon by reviewing 146 empirical studies of MOOCs published from October 2014 to... More

    pp. 31-39

    View Abstract
  5. How do medium naturalness, teaching-learning interactions and Students' personality traits affect participation in synchronous E-learning?

    Orli Weiser, The Open University of Israel, Israel; Ina Blau, Department of Education and Psychology, Israel; Yoram Eshet-Alkalai, The Open University of Israel, Israel

    This study explores students' participation in synchronous e-learning interactions to understand its nature and improve its effectiveness. An innovative synchronous videoconferencing technology was... More

    pp. 40-51

    View Abstract
  6. Student perception of helpfulness of facilitation strategies that enhance instructor presence, connectedness, engagement and learning in online courses

    Florence Martin, Chuang Wang & Ayesha Sadaf

    Instructors use various strategies to facilitate learning and actively engage students in online courses. In this study, we examine student perception on the helpfulness of the twelve different... More

    pp. 52-65

    View Abstract
  7. Contrasting prediction methods for early warning systems at undergraduate level

    Emma Howard, Maria Meehan & Andrew Parnell, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University College Dublin, Belfield, Ireland

    Recent studies have provided evidence in favour of adopting early warning systems as a means of identifying at-risk students. Our study examines eight prediction methods, and investigates the... More

    pp. 66-75

    View Abstract
  8. Centralized student performance prediction in large courses based on low-cost variables in an institutional context

    Augusto Sandoval, Carlos Gonzalez, Rosa Alarcon, Karim Pichara & Maximiliano Montenegro

    An increasing number of higher education institutions have deployed learning management systems (LMSs) to support learning and teaching processes. Accordingly, data-driven research has been... More

    pp. 76-89

    View Abstract