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Comparison Of Learning Outcomes From Online And Face-To-Face Accounting Courses, Joel Faidley 2018 East Tennessee State University

Comparison Of Learning Outcomes From Online And Face-To-Face Accounting Courses, Joel Faidley

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Online education continues to evolve and grow dramatically at colleges and universities across the globe. Today’s society is comprised of people who are increasingly busy with work and family obligations and who are looking for more flexible and expedited avenues for higher education. Institutions seek to meet these new demands by offering online distance educational opportunities while increasing cash flow for their college. Unfortunately the pitfalls to this rush to meet online demand results in what some researchers assert are inadequate quality content and curriculum. Others indicate there are not significant differences in the outcomes from online learning compared ...


Ascertaining The Impact Of P–12 Engineering Education Initiatives: Student Impact Through Teacher Impact, Marissa H. Forbes, Jacquelyn F. Sullivan, Denise W. Carlson 2018 University of Colorado Boulder

Ascertaining The Impact Of P–12 Engineering Education Initiatives: Student Impact Through Teacher Impact, Marissa H. Forbes, Jacquelyn F. Sullivan, Denise W. Carlson

Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER)

The widespread need to address both science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and STEM workforce development is persistent. Underscored by the Next Generation Science Standards, demand is high for P–12 engineering-centered curricula. TeachEngineering is a free, standards-aligned NSF-funded digital library of more than 1,500 hands-on, design-rich K–12 engineering lessons and activities. Beyond anonymous site-user counts, the impact of the TeachEngineering collection and outreach initiatives on the education of children and their teachers was previously unknown. Thus, the project team wrestled with the question of how to meaningfully ascertain classroom impacts of the digital engineering education library ...


The Effect Of Motivation On Student Persistence In Online Higher Education: A Phenomenological Study Of How Adult Learners Experience Motivation In A Web-Based Distance Learning Environment, Kevin Lucey 2018 Duquesne University

The Effect Of Motivation On Student Persistence In Online Higher Education: A Phenomenological Study Of How Adult Learners Experience Motivation In A Web-Based Distance Learning Environment, Kevin Lucey

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of motivation in the persistence of adults enrolled in online higher education. Since the 1990’s, online courses and programs have proliferated across higher education, with adults (ages 25 and over) currently making up the largest portion of online enrollments. Online courses, however, suffer from a higher rate of student attrition than their hybrid and face-to-face counterparts. Although it is difficult to attribute the high rate of attrition in online education to any one factor, research has identified a lack of motivation as a primary cause of student dropout. Likewise ...


Rwu School Of Continuing Studies Dean Receives Award From Alliance Of Ri Southeast Asians For Education, Public Affairs, Roger Williams University 2018 Roger Williams University

Rwu School Of Continuing Studies Dean Receives Award From Alliance Of Ri Southeast Asians For Education, Public Affairs, Roger Williams University

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Jamie E. Scurry earns Success Value Award.


Collaborate, Teach And Travel: Librarians And Study Abroad, Nancy A. Cunningham, Susan A. Ariew 2018 University of South Florida

Collaborate, Teach And Travel: Librarians And Study Abroad, Nancy A. Cunningham, Susan A. Ariew

Susan A. Ariew

Presentation about ways librarians can contribute to study abroad programs at their institutions, how library leaders can encourage and support librarian involvement in campus global education, how libraries can assess study abroad efforts and resources for future learning.


Success Rates Of Second Semester Anatomy Students In Online And On-Ground Classes At A Community College In East Tennessee, William Sproat 2018 East Tennessee State University

Success Rates Of Second Semester Anatomy Students In Online And On-Ground Classes At A Community College In East Tennessee, William Sproat

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Educators expect the number of institutions offering online courses and the number of students enrolling in these courses to increase as many students, particularly nontraditional students, discover the advantages of online content delivery. Online courses require new methods of communication between students and faculty as well as discovering new ways to build relationships, earn student trust, conduct appropriate assessment, and deliver useful course content. Many institutions—public, private, and for-profit—offer a wide variety of online coursework but faculty, employers, and the public have expressed concerns about the quality of online course content. In particular, online delivery of coursework in ...


May/June 2018, Marci Grant 2018 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

May/June 2018, Marci Grant

The CETL Correspondent

CETL, SWOSU, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


An Alternative Pathway To Elementary Teaching, Lotta Larson, Tom Vontz 2018 Kansas State University

An Alternative Pathway To Elementary Teaching, Lotta Larson, Tom Vontz

Educational Considerations

This article describes an alternative pathway to elementary teaching through the MAT online program at Kansas State University.


Secondary Student Experiences With Mandatory Enrollment In North Carolina Virtual Public School Courses: A Hermeneutical Phenomenological Study, Damion Lewis 2018 Liberty University

Secondary Student Experiences With Mandatory Enrollment In North Carolina Virtual Public School Courses: A Hermeneutical Phenomenological Study, Damion Lewis

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this hermeneutical phenomenological study was to describe secondary student experiences within mandatorily assigned online courses using the North Carolina Virtual Public Schools (NCVPS) platform. Bandura’s (1986) social cognitive theory provided a lens to explore this phenomenon. Specifically, the study was guided by the central research question: What are the experiences of secondary students who are required to take online courses using NCVPS? Student participants were selected from two low-performing high schools in northeastern North Carolina. Data collection consisted of semi-structured interviews, focus groups, and document analysis. Accordingly, data was analyzed through the process of immersion: continually ...


The Relationship Between College Student Attitudes Towards Online Learning Based On Reading Self-Efficacy, Ethnicity, And Age, Felecia Edwards 2018 Liberty University

The Relationship Between College Student Attitudes Towards Online Learning Based On Reading Self-Efficacy, Ethnicity, And Age, Felecia Edwards

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The convenience of online programs has revolutionized education to make it available for more people interested in seeking to further their education. Students enrolling into various online, higher education programs have different aptitudes and factors that play a role in their experiences and successful completion of the program. The study aims to determine relationships between factors that may influence the students’ attitudes towards online programs. The factors include reading self-efficacy, ethnicity, and the age of the college students. The present study examines these relationships between self-reported self-efficacy, ethnicity, and age, as related to attitudes toward online learning. The participants consisted ...


Customized Financial Interventions That May Affect Retention Rates In Nursing Programs, Joseph Rojek II 2018 Olivet Nazarene University

Customized Financial Interventions That May Affect Retention Rates In Nursing Programs, Joseph Rojek Ii

Scholar Week 2016 - present

With the cost of post-secondary education on the rise and retention rates of university students a major concern for university administrators, the author of the current study desired to explore the effect that a Financial Solutions Team (FST) had on improving the retention and graduation rates of undergraduate (RN-BSN) and graduate level (MSN) nursing students (n = 1030). The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the enhanced FST processes in order to determine its impact on the one-year retention rates after a financial hold was placed on a nurse’s student account, and the graduation rates ...


Point-Of-Need Resources In The Lms: Providing Performance Support To Thousands Of Online Graduate Students, Kim Read, Maureen Morasch 2018 Concordia University - Portland

Point-Of-Need Resources In The Lms: Providing Performance Support To Thousands Of Online Graduate Students, Kim Read, Maureen Morasch

Kim Read

No abstract provided.


Post – Doctoral Education Research Project, John A. Henschke EdD, Suwithida Charungkaittikul 2018 Lindenwood University

Post – Doctoral Education Research Project, John A. Henschke Edd, Suwithida Charungkaittikul

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

No abstract provided.


Post – Doctoral Education Research Project, John A. Henschke EdD, Suwithida Charungkaittikul 2018 Lindenwood University

Post – Doctoral Education Research Project, John A. Henschke Edd, Suwithida Charungkaittikul

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

No abstract provided.


Design Case: Implementing Gamification With Arcs To Engage Digital Natives, Travis N. Thurston 2018 Utah State University

Design Case: Implementing Gamification With Arcs To Engage Digital Natives, Travis N. Thurston

Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence

Gamification is an emerging topic for both student engagement and motivation in higher education online courses as digital natives become post-secondary students. This design case considers the design, development, and implementation of a higher education online course using the ARCS model for motivational design combined with the four-phase model of interest development as a framework for gamification implementation. Through “designerly ways of knowing,” this design case explores engaging digital native students with a gamified online course design, which will be of interest to instructional designers and instructors in higher education. Overall, students in the pilot course responded favorably to the ...


From Outside To Online: Unanticipated Directions For Utah Master Naturalist, Mark Larese-Casanova, Jennifer Perkins 2018 Utah State University

From Outside To Online: Unanticipated Directions For Utah Master Naturalist, Mark Larese-Casanova, Jennifer Perkins

Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence

Utah Master Naturalist is an award-winning Utah State University Extension program that promotes stewardship of Utah’s natural world through place-based, experiential field courses across the state. Although successful in eliciting positive short- and long-term impacts, Utah Master Naturalist’s traditional five-day field courses were unavailable to many students and instructors due to constraints of time and location. This case study examines Utah Master Naturalist’s first hybrid course, Desert Explorations, and describes the positive results from our pilot study, how a hybrid course solves availability issues, and how field-based learning theories can be adapted to online education through careful ...


Reply: Superglue & Educational Considerations, Raghav Bhargava, James H.A. Hassall 2018 Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre

Reply: Superglue & Educational Considerations, Raghav Bhargava, James H.A. Hassall

International Journal of First Aid Education

No abstract provided.


Stuck On You And Other Problems With Superglue, Nathan Charlton, E.M. Singletary 2018 University of Virginia and American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council

Stuck On You And Other Problems With Superglue, Nathan Charlton, E.M. Singletary

International Journal of First Aid Education

No abstract provided.


Handbook Of Research On K-12 Online And Blended Learning (Second Edition), Kathryn Kennedy, Richard E. Ferdig 2018 Carnegie Mellon University

Handbook Of Research On K-12 Online And Blended Learning (Second Edition), Kathryn Kennedy, Richard E. Ferdig

ETC Press

The Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning is an edited collection of chapters that sets out to present the current state of research in K-12 online and blended learning. The chapters describe where we have been, what we currently know, and where we hope to go with research in multiple areas.


How To Know Annyeonghaseyo: Analysis Of Korean Online Language Learning And Individual Learning Styles, Alexa Reynolds 2018 State University of New York at Stony Brook

How To Know Annyeonghaseyo: Analysis Of Korean Online Language Learning And Individual Learning Styles, Alexa Reynolds

Asian & Asian American Studies Student Research Symposium

This study takes three free online Korean language learning platforms and evaluates their strengths and weaknesses by subdividing their content into the VARK model (Visual, Auditory, Read/Write, Kinesthetic) of learning styles.


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