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The Reeal Model: A Framework For Faculty Training In Online Discussion Facilitation, Laurie Bedford Nov 2014

The Reeal Model: A Framework For Faculty Training In Online Discussion Facilitation, Laurie Bedford

Center for Faculty Excellence Publications

Discussion forums are a primary tool for interactions in the online classroom. Discussions are a critical part of the learning process for students, and instructor facilitation should reflect this importance. Effective instructor discussion facilitation encourages students, provides evidence and analysis and links the discussion to subsequent discourse. However, instructors receive little guidance in strategies to meet these expectations. To fill this gap, the REEAL Model is presented to support faculty in developing appropriate discussion responses. In addition, a transcript analysis technique is described which can be used as part of a faculty development program to ensure faculty have appropriate skills ...


Exceptional Senior Student Affairs Administrators’ Leadership: Strategies And Competencies For Success, Joshua W. Bass Aug 2014

Exceptional Senior Student Affairs Administrators’ Leadership: Strategies And Competencies For Success, Joshua W. Bass

Journal of Educational Research and Practice

No abstract provided.


Theoretical Development, Factorial Validity, And Reliability Of The Online Graduate Mentoring Scale. Mentoring And Tutoring: Partnership In Learning., Linda Crawford, Justus Randolph, Iris M. Yob Feb 2014

Theoretical Development, Factorial Validity, And Reliability Of The Online Graduate Mentoring Scale. Mentoring And Tutoring: Partnership In Learning., Linda Crawford, Justus Randolph, Iris M. Yob

Center for Faculty Excellence Publications

In this study, we sought to confirm the theoretical framework underlying an Online Graduate Mentoring Scale by establishing the scale’s factorial validity and reliability. Analysis of data received from doctoral students and alumni/ae of the College of Education of one large, online, accredited university reduced the initial theoretical framework from seven to six attributes, and resulted in a revision of the scale. Further research is needed to test the theoretical framework with other relevant populations and to refine the scale itself by reducing skewness and attaining item balance


Ethical Challenges And Adaptive Solutions Regarding Support Of Online Graduate Student Research In Regions With Limited Infrastructure, Lellani Endicott, Jenny Sherer Jan 2014

Ethical Challenges And Adaptive Solutions Regarding Support Of Online Graduate Student Research In Regions With Limited Infrastructure, Lellani Endicott, Jenny Sherer

Center for Research Quality Publications

Online graduate programs have a unique opportunity to serve students in global regions that have limited infrastructure (and thus fewer educational opportunities) due to remoteness, poverty, violent conflict, ideological values that might not necessarily support educational access for all people, or other reasons. In many cases, students in these regions feel a particularly urgent need to attain educational goals, obtain scientific training, and conduct research that can help improve conditions for their community. However, the same infrastructure limitations that make education and social research so desperately necessary (e.g., shortcomings in government, commerce, law enforcement) can also present barriers to ...


Anxiety And The Imposter Phenomenon Among Graduate Students In Online Versus Traditional Programs, Christy B. Fraenza Jan 2014

Anxiety And The Imposter Phenomenon Among Graduate Students In Online Versus Traditional Programs, Christy B. Fraenza

2010-2016 Archived Posters

This study compared online and traditional students on measures of imposter phenomenon (IP), anxiety, and perfectionism. Traditional students had significantly higher IP scores. Perfectionism was the strongest predictor of IP scores. Because the scale for perfectionism explored socially prescribed perfectionism, it seems to suggest an underlying social component to IP.


Influence Of Online And Classroom Multi-Modal Instruction On Academic Achievement, Valerie L. Trollinger, John W. Flohr Jan 2014

Influence Of Online And Classroom Multi-Modal Instruction On Academic Achievement, Valerie L. Trollinger, John W. Flohr

2010-2016 Archived Posters

The purpose of the study was to investigate the extent to which online and multi-modal classroom instruction influences academic achievement of undergraduate students. Instruction was enhanced with online multimodal materials used in the face-to-face classroom presentations and for online assignments. The current study investigates not only longitudinal effectiveness in aural and visual skills learning but also possible connections among increased aural and visual skills and academic achievement measured by overall GPA.


Female Administrators Perceptions Of Distance Learning, Marydee A. Spillett, Mary Ann Mundy, Lori Kupczynski, Rebecca Davis Jan 2014

Female Administrators Perceptions Of Distance Learning, Marydee A. Spillett, Mary Ann Mundy, Lori Kupczynski, Rebecca Davis

Center for Research Quality Publications

Gender disparity is evident in tenure track and tenured faculty positions at universities. However, distance education may provide more supportive environments for female academicians to grow and develop. The term distance learning is used to encompass any type of instruction delivered off campus. Distance learning has increased dramatically and has gained strategic importance possibly presenting women with a new realm for advancement. Leaders in distance learning must have qualities such as good listening skills, be understanding, engage in collaboration, be cooperative, demonstrate openness, have interpersonal sensitivity and empathy; attributes traditionally associated with females. This qualitative study utilizing a survey design ...


Coding Analysis Tool For Asynchronous Online Classroom Discussion, Lisa Weltzer-Ward Jan 2014

Coding Analysis Tool For Asynchronous Online Classroom Discussion, Lisa Weltzer-Ward

2010-2016 Archived Posters

This project developed a coding tool for characterization of online, asynchronous classroom discussion. The tool is designed to be efficiently and reliably employed by researchers to analyze discussion. Consistent application will also facilitate comparison and meta-analysis of studies. Such analysis and comparison supports refinement of educational best-practices in this medium.


International Internet Access Levels And Student Implications, Eric Youn Jan 2014

International Internet Access Levels And Student Implications, Eric Youn

2010-2016 Archived Posters

International students may face challenges in performance and in participation if Internet access levels in their country of residence are low. Using the viewpoint of the Internet as a utility, the study reviewed historical utility provisions to developing countries. This information will be further analyzed to create proposals to increase Internet access for international students and their communities.


Pedagogy: The Online Dissertation, Lee Stadtlander, Lynde Paule Jan 2014

Pedagogy: The Online Dissertation, Lee Stadtlander, Lynde Paule

2010-2016 Archived Posters

This preliminary study examines dissertation mentoring practices reported by 80 Walden faculty. Comments related to orienting students to instructor expectations and the dissertation process, motivating students, and expectations of frequency of student drafts are reported. Findings indicate that there are currently few consistencies in the pedagogical practices of mentors.


The Online Faculty Work Environment: An Exploratory Study, Lee Stadtlander, Amy Sickel, Martha Giles Jan 2014

The Online Faculty Work Environment: An Exploratory Study, Lee Stadtlander, Amy Sickel, Martha Giles

2010-2016 Archived Posters

There is a considerable literature on college faculty working at in-person institutions and their work. However, there is little research on the online faculty home work environment. The present study, consisting of 236 survey respondents from 38 online institutions, examines how online faculty structure their home work environment.