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Insights From An Industry Advisory Board About Online Education For Practitioners, Eulanda A. Sanders, Pollyanna Zhang, Ellen Mckinney, Young-A Lee, Sarah Bennett Nov 2014

Insights From An Industry Advisory Board About Online Education For Practitioners, Eulanda A. Sanders, Pollyanna Zhang, Ellen Mckinney, Young-A Lee, Sarah Bennett

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Higher education institutions are increasingly using media and Internet for teaching and learning. The 2011 Survey of Online Learning reported that the number of students taking at least one online class was 6.7 million (Allen & Seaman, 2013). Sixty-five percent of higher education organizations perceive online education as a necessary part of their long-term development strategy (Babson Survey Research Group). Moreover, online education not only applies to college students, but also expands to continuing education of industry employees. Increasing technical skill requirements in apparel companies cause employees to need continued training, to keep up with the ever-changing work environment.


Examination Of An Emerging Community Of Practice For Instructional Designers: A Descriptive Case Study In A Midwestern University, Jiaqi Yu, Connie Hargrave Jan 2010

Examination Of An Emerging Community Of Practice For Instructional Designers: A Descriptive Case Study In A Midwestern University, Jiaqi Yu, Connie Hargrave

Education Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

This study examined the functioning of a group of instructional designers (IDs) in higher education through the lens of Communities of Practice (CoPs). The study particularly focused on whether and how the grouping of experienced and novice IDs operated as an effective CoP from the perspective of novices. The findings indicated that a group of IDs working in a midwestern university was able to cultivate a CoP within a clearly defined domain, a well-established community, and the shared practice with a specific body of knowledge. Particularly from the perspectives of novices, they highlighted the positive impact while participating in the ...


Considering Students' Perceptions: The Distance Education Student Satisfaction Model, Ismail Sahin, Mack C. Shelley Jan 2008

Considering Students' Perceptions: The Distance Education Student Satisfaction Model, Ismail Sahin, Mack C. Shelley

Political Science Publications

In the current study, the Distance Education Student Satisfaction Model, estimated as a structural equation model, is proposed to understand better what predicts student satisfaction from online learning environments. In the present study, the following variables are employed based on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) (Davis, Bagozzi, & Warshaw, 1989) and literature: computer knowledge, flexibility of distance education, usefulness of distance education, and distance education satisfaction. Results suggest that as long as students have the skills to use online tools and perceive that distance education is a useful and flexible way of learning, communicating, and sharing, their enjoyment from online instruction ...


Distance Learning: The Case Of Political Science, Steffen W. Schmidt, Mack C. Shelley Ii, Monty Van Wart, Jane Clayton, Erin Schreck Jan 2000

Distance Learning: The Case Of Political Science, Steffen W. Schmidt, Mack C. Shelley Ii, Monty Van Wart, Jane Clayton, Erin Schreck

Political Science Publications

This article reports the results from a national survey directed to the department chairs of political science to assess the current and future state of distance learning in that discipline. The insights of this research are relevant to all social science fields and offer important insights to other academic disciplines as well. Key findings of the study include the low utilization of distance learning courses, a low degree of importance currently attributed to distance learning and modest expectations of future growth, ambivalent acceptance of a future role for distance learning, the common use of Internet-related technologies, low levels of faculty ...