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Quarterly Review of Distance Education Vol. 10, No. 2 (2009) pp. 95–108
Communication in the virtual environment can be challenging for participants because it lacks physical presence and nonverbal elements. Participants may have difficulties expressing their intentions and emotions in a primarily text-based course....
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 3, No. 1 (2004) pp. 61–67
The purpose of this study was to investigate key factors influencing student satisfaction with online courses. The Biner instrument (1993) was modified to accommodate questions relating to online courses. One-hundred five respondents out of a sample ...
Distance Education Vol. 30, No. 1 (May 2009) pp. 103–116
Faculty satisfaction is considered an important factor of quality in online courses. A study was conducted to identify and confirm factors affecting the satisfaction of online faculty at a small research university, and to develop and validate an...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 12, No. 3 (December 2009) pp. 173–178
A study of online faculty satisfaction was conducted at a public research university in the United States. Overall level of online faculty satisfaction at the institution, major concerns and motivating factors associated with online faculty...
Distance Education Vol. 39, No. 3 (2018) pp. 299–316
This study explores student perceptions of engagement, transactional distance, and outcomes in online courses. Researchers also investigated linkages between these elements. Data were collected from students enrolled in online courses at three...
Distance Education Vol. 33, No. 1 (2012) pp. 81–98
Eighty-four students in an online health education doctoral program taking the first course in the program over one year (four quarters) were surveyed in regards to their computer, Internet, and online course anxiety, and overall course satisfaction....
Quarterly Review of Distance Education Vol. 13, No. 3 (2012) pp. 153–165
Researchers investigated perceived satisfaction of undergraduate students with high-enrollment online course sections at a research-intensive university. A modified survey instrument was administered to all undergraduate students enrolled in 2...
Engagement Matters: Student Perceptions on the Importance of Engagement Strategies in the Online Learning Environment
Online Learning Vol. 22, No. 1 (2018) pp. 205–222
Student engagement increases student satisfaction, enhances student motivation to learn, reduces the sense of isolation, and improves student performance in online courses. This survey-based research study examines student perception on various...
A preliminary evaluation of instructional effectiveness of online training implemented at a government agency in Thailand
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 11, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 73–94
Online training has become popular in the professional development of government employees in Thailand. One large government agency developed an online program to provide training to its employees across the country using two systems: an Internet...
Active Learning in Higher Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (November 2013) pp. 201–211
Educators have integrated instructor-produced audio files in a variety of settings and environments for purposes such as content presentation, lecture reviews, student feedback, and so forth. Few instructors, however, require students to produce...
Towards Understanding International Graduate Student Isolation in Traditional and Online Environments
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 59, No. 3 (June 2011) pp. 309–326
A mixed-methodology approach was employed to gain a better understanding of international graduate students' perceptions of academic and social isolation, both in traditional and online environments, to see if these differ, and to explore...
Instructor and adult learner perceptions of the use of Internet-enabled devices in residential outdoor education programs
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 49, No. 1 (January 2018) pp. 78–87
As more adults frequent wilderness areas, they bring Internet-enabled devices (e.g., smart phones, tablets) with them. This study focuses on adults' perceptions of these devices in relation to desired outdoor learning experiences. Specifically,...
Managing Communication and Professional Development in Online Graduate Programs with Electronic Portfolios
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 17, No. 2
Four years ago, two online graduate programs at a mid-size university in the western United States implemented ePortfolios to foster communication and connectedness among students and faculty, develop community that extends beyond course boundaries, ...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2011) pp. 142–149
Although distance educators are adopting electronic portfolios (eportfolios) for purposes of assessment and collaboration, some researchers question their utility in these venues. In a setting where feelings of isolation and attrition are high, this ...
Computers & Education Vol. 55, No. 2 (September 2010) pp. 714–722
Researchers investigated the impact of podcasting on student motivation in the online environment during fall 2008 and spring 2009. Data were collected from students enrolled in fourteen online courses at a research university in the United States....
Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership Vol. 9, No. 2 (2017) pp. 181–196
This study examined how instructors and learners in residential outdoor education programs utilized mobile technologies and Web 2.0 applications. Twenty semistructured interviews were conducted with instructors, support staff, and administrators at...
Student Satisfaction with Graduate Supervision in Doctoral Programs Primarily Delivered in Distance Education Settings
Studies in Higher Education Vol. 39, No. 2 (2014) pp. 321–338
There are no universal, precise, or explicit criteria for completing a doctoral degree successfully. Researchers and practitioners have pointed out how difficult and time consuming the supervision of graduate student research can be. When students...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 17, No. 2 pp. 183–195
The purpose of this study was to develop a self-reported measure of instructor satisfaction within the context of teaching in the online environment and to validate the instrument's psychometric properties. Upon conducting an expert panel...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 60, No. 1 (2016) pp. 41–47
Online education for K-12 students has grown rapidly over the past decade. Approximately four million K-12 students enroll in one or more online courses each year. Because online learning is expanding into K-12 settings, teacher education programs...