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Online Learning Within An Open-Door Program, Adriana Julian Aug 2019

Online Learning Within An Open-Door Program, Adriana Julian

Ed.D. Dissertations in Practice/Capstone Projects

Many Washington State schools struggled with keeping students engaged in traditional comprehensive high schools. Programs that gave students a second chance by providing alternatives to traditional high schools were thus created. This study explored how ten students of color from an online alternative 1418 Open Door program perceived their experience within the program. The findings included three major themes that developed from the analysis of the qualitative data, which included (a) student goals, with a subtheme of family support; (b) barriers to students, with subthemes of institutional socialization, transitioning as an online student, and school-based racism; and (c) benefits of ...


Constructivists Online: Reimagining Progressive Practice Apr 2019

Constructivists Online: Reimagining Progressive Practice

Occasional Paper Series

No abstract provided.


Assessment Strategies To Promote Peer Learning In An Online Course, Pauline Rooney, Caitríona Ní Shé Dec 2018

Assessment Strategies To Promote Peer Learning In An Online Course, Pauline Rooney, Caitríona Ní Shé

Conference papers

The value of peer learning in higher education is now well recognised. Just as we continually learn from eachother in our everyday lives, so our students also learn from eachother as part of informal and formal learning experiences. Within educational programmes, peer learning is facilitated through a variety of pedagogical strategies which promote active participation, collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and ideas. With the increasing ubiquity of social networking and online learning platforms, new opportunities for facilitating peer learning, have emerged. Within online courses – where students often study at geographically disparate locations – peer learning strategies assume arguably greater importance ...


The Iterative Development And Use Of An Online Problem-Based Learning Module For Preservice And Inservice Teachers, Peter Rillero, Laurie Camposeco Feb 2018

The Iterative Development And Use Of An Online Problem-Based Learning Module For Preservice And Inservice Teachers, Peter Rillero, Laurie Camposeco

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning

Teachers’ problem-based learning knowledge, abilities, and attitudes are important factors in successful K–12 PBL implementations. This article describes the development and use of a free, online module entitled Design a Problem-Based Learning Experience. The module production, aligned with theories of andragogy, was a partnership between the recipients of a grant using PBL to enhance English language learner education and the Sanford Inspire Program. A multistage evaluation design was used in the iterative process of module creation. Starting with an initial white paper, the module’s conceptualization, development, pilot testing, and refinement are described, along with the current use statistics ...


An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Grades And Learning Mode In An English Composition Course, Debra T. Bourdeau, Kelly V. Griffith, John C. Griffith, John R. Griffith Dec 2017

An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Grades And Learning Mode In An English Composition Course, Debra T. Bourdeau, Kelly V. Griffith, John C. Griffith, John R. Griffith

John Griffith

The education community has conducted studies on failure rates and withdrawal rates between
learning modalities in the past, but few studies have evaluated grade distribution between learning
modes or focused specifically on English Composition. Using 2,919 student grades from the 2015 –
2016 academic year for an English Composition course, researchers examined failure rates, grade
distribution, and withdrawal rates between In-Person learning, Online learning, and Synchronous
video learning modes. In this study, learning modes and failure rates were related. Synchronous video
modes of instruction had higher failure rates than traditional In-Person classes. Synchronous video
classroom students failed at a higher ...


Overview Of Instructional Technology Used In The Education Of Occupational Therapy Students: A Survey Study, Bryan M. Gee, Lisa Salazar, Jessica Porter, Camiel Clark, Theodore W. Peterson Oct 2017

Overview Of Instructional Technology Used In The Education Of Occupational Therapy Students: A Survey Study, Bryan M. Gee, Lisa Salazar, Jessica Porter, Camiel Clark, Theodore W. Peterson

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

The purpose of this study was to explore the type of instructional technology (IT) master’s degree level occupational therapy educational programs routinely use as a part of their lecture- and laboratory-based instruction. Surveying the administrators of 121 graduate occupational therapy programs in the United States, we found that the majority of the respondents identified their program as using IT in some form for lecture-based courses, with less inclusion of IT for laboratory-based courses. Hybrid instruction, with the majority of the content being delivered face-to-face and the remainder via online, were the trends among the respondents. The findings also indicated ...


Discussion, Cooperation, Collaboration: The Impact Of Task Structure On Student Interaction In A Web-Based Translation Exercise Module, Mary Ann Kenny Jun 2017

Discussion, Cooperation, Collaboration: The Impact Of Task Structure On Student Interaction In A Web-Based Translation Exercise Module, Mary Ann Kenny

The ITB Journal

A major challenge facing the online translation instructor is to design learning opportunities that encourage communication and the sharing of ideas between students. This article asks how such group interaction may be facilitated and evaluates, in particular the impact of task structure on student interaction in an online translation exercise module. Drawing on an empirical study carried out at Dublin City University during the academic year 2003/14, the article compares levels of intermessage referencing, the number and size of message clusters, and extent and type of cognitive presence evident in messages posted by students given three different types of ...


Site Joint Sig Symposia: A Collaboration Between The K-12 Online Learning Sig And Distance Learning Sig: How Higher Education And K-12 Online Learning Research Can Impact Each Other, Rick Ferdig, Leanna Archambault, Kerry Rice, Margaret Niess, Trisha Litz, Amy Garrett-Dikkers, Aimee Whiteside, Michael Barbour, David Marcovitz, Antoinette Davis Mar 2017

Site Joint Sig Symposia: A Collaboration Between The K-12 Online Learning Sig And Distance Learning Sig: How Higher Education And K-12 Online Learning Research Can Impact Each Other, Rick Ferdig, Leanna Archambault, Kerry Rice, Margaret Niess, Trisha Litz, Amy Garrett-Dikkers, Aimee Whiteside, Michael Barbour, David Marcovitz, Antoinette Davis

EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship

Facilitated by Rick Ferdig of Kent State University and editor of JTATE, this Symposia brings together the work of the K-12 Online Learning SIG and the Distance Learning SIG communities and focuses on presentations from scholars in the field whose work has implications for both higher education and K-12 online learning. This Symposia will have nine panelists who will each present their work and then talk specifically about how their work can inform both K-12 and HE. Included in the list of Higher Education-focused panelists are Trisha Litz of Regis University, Maggie Niess of Oregon State University, Antoinette Davis of ...


Educating Incarcerated Youth In Illinois: A Blended Learning Model, John Sonnenberg Feb 2017

Educating Incarcerated Youth In Illinois: A Blended Learning Model, John Sonnenberg

Dissertations

The purpose of this case study was to better understand the reasons behind the apparent continued success of a blended learning educational model in place since 2012 in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ). Using a mixed methods approach, data were gathered and analyzed from a variety of records, reports, and other documentation that included: diplomas awarded, courses taken, course completion, enrollment trends, student mobility rates, GED testing information, and special education student enrollment and performance. Data were also gathered through classroom observations and individual and group interviews with the IDJJ district superintendent, principals, and teachers at six different ...


Online, Blended And Technology-Enhanced Learning: Tools To Facilitate Community College Student Success In The Digitally-Driven Workplace, Dawn Levy Jan 2017

Online, Blended And Technology-Enhanced Learning: Tools To Facilitate Community College Student Success In The Digitally-Driven Workplace, Dawn Levy

Publications and Research

Community colleges have embraced distance education as a means to provide increased flexibility and access to their large numbers of non-traditional students. Retention rates and student achievement measures alone may not reflect all of the benefits and opportunities that online learning, blended or hybrid learning, and technology enhanced learning may afford these students. Online learning resources should be viewed as a tremendous value added benefit for community college students, not only for the content conveyed, but also for fostering the digital readiness, cultivating the professional personas, and encouraging the self-directed learning needed to succeed in the digitally-driven workplace.


Faculty Perceptions Of Instructional Strategies That Foster Student Engagement In Online Courses, Sharon M. Hope Jan 2017

Faculty Perceptions Of Instructional Strategies That Foster Student Engagement In Online Courses, Sharon M. Hope

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Developing online instructional strategies for increasing student engagement and success is significant locally and nationally due to growth in the online field, advances in technology, and the need for colleges to maximize student success. This study stemmed from the desire of administrators at an upstate New York private college to discover additional ways to design and deliver effective online instruction. The purpose of this qualitative instrumental case study was to discover faculty perceptions of and experiences with instructional strategies that they used to foster student engagement in online learning. Kearsley and Shneiderman's engagement theory formed the study's conceptual ...


A Value-Driven Exploration Of Online & In-Person Learning For Professionals, Tammy S. Sanders Sep 2016

A Value-Driven Exploration Of Online & In-Person Learning For Professionals, Tammy S. Sanders

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this dissertation is to undertake a learner-centered exploration of delivery mode relevance in professional learning. Given the increasing pervasiveness of technology-mediated online delivery in nondegree professional learning at the individual and enterprise levels, this study has a particular focus on learning value ascribed by learners to online and in-person delivery in relation to their professional development.

Qualitative and quantitative methods were used in this study to collect and examine data from adult professionals in an effort to determine how value is ascribed to learning. With this aim in mind, this study focused on the following research questions ...


Front Matter And Editors' Notes, Helen Freidus, Mollie Welsh Kruger, Steven Goss Jun 2016

Front Matter And Editors' Notes, Helen Freidus, Mollie Welsh Kruger, Steven Goss

Occasional Paper Series

Cover page, table of contents, editors' notes.


Motivation And Learning In An Online Collaborative Project Using Gamification, Michele L. Hudiburg Apr 2016

Motivation And Learning In An Online Collaborative Project Using Gamification, Michele L. Hudiburg

STEMPS Theses & Dissertations

In 2012, there were 2.9 million students enrolled in graduate degrees and 22% were taking strictly online courses (Kena et al., 2014). Many students are not motivated to participate in collaborative learning experiences in online courses (Dirkx & Smith, 2004). Gamification, the inclusion of game elements in non-game contexts, has been shown to have a positive impact on motivation (Deterding, 2012; Kapp, 2012). Prior work has focused on structural gamification including elements such as points, levels, and badges as extrinsic motivators to traditional course activities. The current study explored content gamification including narrative, role-play, interactivity, and feedback in an online collaborative learning environment. Thirty-nine master’s degree students enrolled in an online educational technology program participated in a six-week, collaborative project as part ...


A Method To The Madness: Infusing Critical Thinking Strategies Into Online Courses, Randall E. Osborne, Paul Kriese Mar 2016

A Method To The Madness: Infusing Critical Thinking Strategies Into Online Courses, Randall E. Osborne, Paul Kriese

SoTL Commons Conference

We have incorporated a critical thinking model into our course on “hate” using Kuhn’s (1999) work on meta-knowing skills, Paul and Endler’s (2002) emphasis on how critical thinking integrates emotions into one’s thinking, and Smith’s (2002) characteristics of critical thinking.

By integrating these approaches into our online classroom, we encourage students to discuss what they know, how they know it, and how those thoughts fit into the broader range of what people know. Additionally, we emphasize that critical thinking is developmental in nature. Smith’s characteristics of critical thinkers shows what critical thinkers would be able ...


An Investigation Of Student Performance, Student Satisfaction , And Learner Characteristics In Online Versus Face-To-Face Classes--Research, Jennifer L. Vansickle, Chien-Chih Peng, Terry G. Elliott, Karen J. Pierce Jan 2016

An Investigation Of Student Performance, Student Satisfaction , And Learner Characteristics In Online Versus Face-To-Face Classes--Research, Jennifer L. Vansickle, Chien-Chih Peng, Terry G. Elliott, Karen J. Pierce

Kentucky Journal of Excellence in College Teaching and Learning

The purpose of this study was to investigate student performance, student satisfaction, and learner characteristics in online versus face-to-face delivery formats in accounting. Forty-four students, enrolled in either the face-to-face or online section of an accounting course, completed a survey assessing satisfaction, learning outcomes, and learner characteristics. Significant differences were found regarding satisfaction with learning and perception of the instructor. However, online learners displayed similar traits as their face-to-face counterparts. In addition, researchers compared pre-test / post-test, homework, quiz, and exam scores to determine if delivery method affected learning. A significant difference was found between face-to-face and online students in post-test ...


Blended Online Learning Versus Traditional Classroom Learning: A Comparison Of Mathematics Content Mastery For High School Students Of Homeowners And Non-Homeowners, Jeannette Hallam Dec 2015

Blended Online Learning Versus Traditional Classroom Learning: A Comparison Of Mathematics Content Mastery For High School Students Of Homeowners And Non-Homeowners, Jeannette Hallam

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this causal-comparative study was to compare the methods of traditional face-to-face classroom instruction and blended online instruction for students from differing home environments who were repeating a Mathematics I course at the high school level. This quantitative study, conducted at three high schools in Georgia, used the theories of self-regulated learning, student-centered learning, Keller’s ARCS (Attention, Relevance, Confidence, and Satisfaction) model of motivational design of instruction, and cognitive load theory to compare the two approaches to learning. The participants in this study consisted of 398 high school students taking a Mathematics I class for the second ...


Lessons From Chemists On Improving Learning Behaviors And Outcomes, Leyte Winfield, Lisa Hibbard Mar 2015

Lessons From Chemists On Improving Learning Behaviors And Outcomes, Leyte Winfield, Lisa Hibbard

SoTL Commons Conference

The hybrid General and Organic Chemistry courses have been designed to promote the development of students’ cognitive ability and confidence in utilizing chemical concepts. The approaches used could have utility in other courses focused on integrating skill development with critical thinking and reasoning. The course employs mediated learning strategies that extend beyond the classroom through question & answer blogs and online office hours. Data has been collected from more than 150 students over 3 years. Concept mastery has been evaluated using pre- and post-assessments. Results are compared to those of students in sections of the courses utilizing traditional methods for content ...


How Learning Emotions And The Arcs Model Of Motivational Design Enhance Learning And Improve Critical Thinking, Kent D. Kauffman Mar 2015

How Learning Emotions And The Arcs Model Of Motivational Design Enhance Learning And Improve Critical Thinking, Kent D. Kauffman

SoTL Commons Conference

In this session, the presenter will show how, in an attempt to improve critical thinking in an online Business Law course, he applied two related paradigms of impactful teaching: 1) the ARCS Model of Motivational Design (Attention, Relevance, Confidence, and Satisfaction), by Dr. John Keller of Florida State University; and 2) the use of “emotional intensity,” elucidated by Dr. Linda Nilson, founding director of the Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation at Clemson University, in her SoTL presentations on teaching to how the mind works and in her book, Teaching at Its Best. In support of ...


Perceptions Of The Community Of Inquiry In An Online Rn To Bsn Program, Beth Ann Townsend Jan 2015

Perceptions Of The Community Of Inquiry In An Online Rn To Bsn Program, Beth Ann Townsend

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Basic nursing education is no longer sufficient to meet the escalating demands of today's complex healthcare environment. Recognizing the need for the advanced cognitive skills incurred by these demands, increasing numbers of registered nurses (RNs) have been enrolling in online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs. The problem identified in the RN to BSN degree completion program at a large Midwestern university was the lack of information as to how online teaching and learning strategies were experienced by students. Research has demonstrated that the online community of inquiry (CoI) model facilitates higher order thinking through collaborative learning strategies ...


A Socratic Café For Critical Inquiry, Jody Piro, Gina Anderson Sep 2014

A Socratic Café For Critical Inquiry, Jody Piro, Gina Anderson

Jody Piro

This presentation will explore the completed research inquiry that developed from our overt attempt to promote critical thinking in an online forum. The implications for advancing critical inquiry in online formats for interdisciplinary university content areas will be addressed. The objectives of this session are twofold: 1) to introduce participants to the nine intellectual standards (Elder & Paul, 2007) used to analyze the critical thinking and Socratic questioning in our research, and 2) to discuss the structuring of critical analysis in participants' own classrooms. Participants can expect to participate in a cooperative learning activity to practice the use of Intellectual Standards ...


Comparing Students' Perceptions Of Online Language Learning To Traditional Learning, Noreen La Piana Jun 2014

Comparing Students' Perceptions Of Online Language Learning To Traditional Learning, Noreen La Piana

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This study examined students' perceptions towards online language learning and face-to-face learning. A survey of multiple intelligences (McClelland & Conti, 2008) combined with an Online Learning Readiness Survey (OLRS) survey (Dray, Lowenthal, Miszkiewicz, Ruiz-Primo, & Marczynski, 2011) was distributed to 2,177 community college and university students in order to measure the strength of each of the nine intelligences each student possessed, as well as their perceptions of readiness for online language learning. Student preference for online/hybrid versus traditional language class was also considered. The three research questions involved an investigation of: 1) the differences between students who attended an online ...


K-12 Online Learning: A Worldwide Perspective, Michael K. Barbour, Kathryn Kennedy Jan 2014

K-12 Online Learning: A Worldwide Perspective, Michael K. Barbour, Kathryn Kennedy

Education Faculty Publications

K-12 online learning is often used as an umbrella term to describe all instances of kindergarten through 12th grade students' learning by using the Internet. This chapter will explore the state of K-12 online learning in North America and around the world. From correspondence education to complete online schools that are found in some school districts today, K-12 online learning is continuing to grow at seemingly exponential rates. Policies in various districts and countries, along with the individual needs of students and goals for the education system, have often dictated--or at least influenced--this development. In this chapter, we explore these ...


Fostering Rn-To-Bsn Students’ Confidence In Searching Online For Scholarly Information On Evidence-Based Practice, Carol Mcculley, Melissa Jones Jan 2014

Fostering Rn-To-Bsn Students’ Confidence In Searching Online For Scholarly Information On Evidence-Based Practice, Carol Mcculley, Melissa Jones

Faculty & Staff Publications

Graduates of bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) programs are increasingly expected to take an active role in assessing and improving nursing practice, and nurse educators are expected to prepare BSN students for this expanding role. Information literacy, the ability to search for, find, get, and use scholarly information to inform nursing practice, should be a critical component of nursing education. This article focuses on five strategies for teaching information literacy to registered nurse (RN)-to-BSN students in an online continuing education environment. These strategies include the addition of an embedded librarian to the online courses, collaboration between the librarian ...


Increasing Peer Collaboration In Digital Learning Environments, Antoinette P. Bruciati, Maria Lizano-Dimare Oct 2013

Increasing Peer Collaboration In Digital Learning Environments, Antoinette P. Bruciati, Maria Lizano-Dimare

Education Faculty Publications

Presentation made at the Fall Faculty Institute Sacred Heart University October 15, 2013.


Learner Retention Of Medical Vocabulary Based On Instructional Format And Success In Medical Coding, Madelon Reed Gruich May 2013

Learner Retention Of Medical Vocabulary Based On Instructional Format And Success In Medical Coding, Madelon Reed Gruich

Dissertations

This quantitative research study explores the correlation between instructional formats and the measurement of knowledge retention, as well as subsequent course mastery and whether other factors such as age, ethnicity, gender, number of study hours, number of work hours, and family responsibilities influence learning outcomes. The healthcare data technology program attracts large numbers of individuals seeking training in this administrative healthcare field and was the focal area of the research for this study.

The participants in the study were the students enrolled in the healthcare data technology program of a southeastern community college, preparing for employment in the medical billing ...


The Effect Of Online Collaborative Learning On Middle School Student Science Literacy And Sense Of Community, Jillian Wendt Apr 2013

The Effect Of Online Collaborative Learning On Middle School Student Science Literacy And Sense Of Community, Jillian Wendt

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This study examines the effects of online collaborative learning on middle school students' science literacy and sense of community. A quantitative, quasi-experimental pretest/posttest control group design was used. Following IRB approval and district superintendent approval, students at a public middle school in central Virginia completed a pretest consisting of the Misconceptions-Oriented Standards-Based Assessment Resources for Teachers (MOSART) Physical Science assessment and the Classroom Community Scale. Students in the control group received in-class assignments that were completed collaboratively in a face-to-face manner. Students in the experimental group received in-class assignments that were completed online collaboratively through the Edmodo educational platform ...


Ready Or Not, Here It Comes!: Distance Learning And Online Teaching, Laura Russ, Dave Hung, Kim Davies, Maureen Akins, Gina Hammock Mar 2013

Ready Or Not, Here It Comes!: Distance Learning And Online Teaching, Laura Russ, Dave Hung, Kim Davies, Maureen Akins, Gina Hammock

SoTL Commons Conference

With increasing interest and pressure on university faculty to augment course offerings to meet student learning needs with online sections, a faculty learning community at Georgia Regents University set out to examine faculty concerns and readiness for teaching online. In this poster, we present data gathered from a survey of a broad range of faculty at our university including adjunct faculty, lecturers, and untenured and tenured faculty. We examine the relationship between faculty experiences, concerns, attitudes and self-perceived preparedness and willingness to teach online. Results indicate teachers are concerned with how online instruction affects student interaction with faculty and other ...


Flipped Classroom Or Flipped Out?: Professors Attitudes Towards Online Learning, Beth Stutzmann, Donna Colebech, Adeel Khalid, Craig Chin, John Sweigart Mar 2013

Flipped Classroom Or Flipped Out?: Professors Attitudes Towards Online Learning, Beth Stutzmann, Donna Colebech, Adeel Khalid, Craig Chin, John Sweigart

SoTL Commons Conference

Professors need to accommodate administration mandates for designing online courses but what are professor attitudes towards online learning and which courses are better adapted to online instruction? Southern Polytechnic State University's Research Learning Community presents conducted research on this platform: A comparison of face-to-face; blended; and fully online models will be examined; as well as professor attitudes towards online learning and which polytechnic courses professors deem truly appropriate for the online environment. Flipped classroom techniques and learning activities used to enhance courses will also be addressed to investigate whether certain flipped classroom techniques are specific to a particular subject ...


How Does Eliciting Student Feedback Impact The Quality Of Instruction And Student Learning Outcomes For Non-Majors In Required Courses?, Patricia Rieman Mar 2013

How Does Eliciting Student Feedback Impact The Quality Of Instruction And Student Learning Outcomes For Non-Majors In Required Courses?, Patricia Rieman

SoTL Commons Conference

This project was inspired by Schmidt, Becker, Wissmiller, Nyland, and Surdick (ISSoTL 2011), who investigated how improved communication of expectations impacted student motivation, metacognition, and learning environment. Secondary education minors (content area majors) who must take a language arts methods course often struggle to understand just why it is required for them. Rieman hopes to determine whether, with an opportunity to state opinions and questions in an anonymous, safe online environment in which she can address questions and concerns, students will develop a better understanding, and thus, acceptance, of the course requirement. Another question is whether such student acceptance will ...