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Evaluating online courses and programs

Melody M. Thompson
2004 Journal of Computing in Higher Education  
This research is focused on developing an e-learning model that can be used by academic departments and colleges in the University of Tabuk and other Saudi universities to monitor and evaluate the quality  ...  of their distance education programs and courses.  ...  Acknowledgements The author would like to acknowledge financial support for this work from the Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR), University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, under grant no.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf02940930 fatcat:5m4ppke6l5gd5kntcvhqiwhmta

Retention in Online Courses

Papia Bawa
2016 SAGE Open  
To reduce attrition and ensure continual growth in online courses, it is important to continue to review current and updated literature to understand the changing behaviors of online learners and faculty  ...  This will help create a starting point and foundation for a more, in-depth research and analysis of retention issues in online courses.  ...  One such success story is that of University of Illinois where administrators gave faculty a full semester off before teaching online classes, so that faculty could use that time to train and prepare for  ... 
doi:10.1177/2158244015621777 fatcat:thtkrzzc2zgpfnzskrr6zabsdi

Supporting Academic Honesty in Online Courses

Patricia McGee
2013 Journal of Educators Online  
This article examines why students cheat and plagiarize, types of dishonesty in online courses, strategies to minimize violations and institutional strategies that have proven to be successful.  ...  With the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requirement that online course providers reduce opportunities to cheat and verify student identity, all involved with course delivery must be informed  ...  Submitting work completed by someone else from a previous semester (Dietz-Uhler, 2011) may be facilitated in online courses due the digital nature of assignments that are stored online and on hard drives  ... 
doi:10.9743/jeo.2013.1.6 fatcat:ieqbkyrdgfemzgxur644ul7yqi

Online Programming Language Learning Using Massive Open Online Courses in Saudi Universities

2021 International Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering Research  
The survey was distributed among CS students to illustrate the current situation of the students' need and acceptance of MOOCs on PLL.  ...  The investigation included 132 participants from different departments in the faulty of Computer Science (CS) at Umm Alqura University and Taif University in Saudi Arabia.  ...  is a need to measure student behaviour and performance in programming language learning by finding a tested, reliable and valid scale that could be accepted in general.  ... 
doi:10.30534/ijeter/2021/16922021 fatcat:kn633ttyfngc5avzfpg3rfzfye

A course is a course is a course: Factor invariance in student evaluation of online, blended and face-to-face learning environments

Charles Dziuban, Patsy Moskal
2011 The Internet and higher education  
The authors compared the underlying student response patterns to an end-of-course rating instrument for large student samples in online, blended and face-to-face courses.  ...  The inability to verify multiple dimensions for student evaluation of instruction implies that the boundaries of a typical course are beginning to dissipate.  ...  Currently, students complete that instrument online at the conclusion of courses in all modalities.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.iheduc.2011.05.003 fatcat:4kcsbzmsjjhzbepljebhjetlhe

One Size Does Not Fit All: Toward an Evidence-Based Framework for Determining Online Course Enrollment Sizes in Higher Education

Susan H. Taft, Karen Kesten, Majeda M. El-Banna
2019 Online Learning  
Class enrollment sizes for online learning in higher education, a topic of persistent interest in the academic literature, impact student learning, pedagogical strategies, school finances, and faculty  ...  Small class sizes (≤ 15 students) are indicated for courses intending to develop higher-order thinking, mastery of complex knowledge, and student skill development.  ...  over a 5-year time frame and disseminating its results.  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v23i3.1534 fatcat:ay44toxbpzal3m5kv2wv5fbxa4

Design Thinking Education: A Comparison of Massive Open Online Courses

Cara Wrigley, Genevieve Mosely, Martin Tomitsch
2018 She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics and Innovation  
It reveals the what (content), how (pedagogy and assessment), and why of online design thinking courses.  ...  The popularity of design thinking is soaring, both as an approach to innovation and as a tool for non-designers seeking to gain a strategic edge over the competition.  ...  The danger of relying solely on MOOCs to teach design thinking is that once a course is completed, students' notion of design thinking (theory and practice) may stop evolving and will never reach the level  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sheji.2018.06.002 fatcat:joxmzbzyxjbo5fpldunb6fj3vq

ENSURING QUALITY IN AN ONLINE DISTANCE COMPUTING COURSE

Auyeung Lai Hung
2005 AAOU Journal  
This course was offered to 180 non-computing science students at a university in Hong Kong.  ...  This article describes an illustrative case of an online distance education course in introductory computing which aimed to empower learners by facilitating active learning in an innovative, high quality  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This paper is based on part of the research outcomes of the project University-Wide Webbased Course Delivery Platform, funded by the Teaching Development Grant to the Center for Enhanced  ... 
doi:10.1108/aaouj-01-01-2005-b001 fatcat:nrt2racz6zhirhm7soyfnvvxsi

Online University for Campus Management

Olga M. Alegre, Luis M. Villar
2016 Journal of Education and Human Development (New York)  
The aim of the proposal Online University for Campus Management (OUCM) is the combination of planning, improvement, and assessment of online management in five steps for university teaching and learning  ...  approach to online assessment, and engaging faculty in e-development and inquiry activities.  ...  Faculty assessment and course platform evaluation Teaching online assessment by students is a personal and improving practice if assessment responds to faculty and university needs.  ... 
doi:10.15640/jehd.v5n2a17 fatcat:qo6iqdrd55hepibyx2izviqxwu

PSVI-5 Undergraduate success in animal science courses based on demographics, motivation, and online courses

Haylee Lavoie, Nathan Conner, Lisa Karr, Kathy Anderson
2019 Journal of Animal Science  
A deeper understanding of student demographics, motivation, and outlook of online vs. face to face courses in Animal Science is needed to allow educators to facilitate greater student success.  ...  Students with increased motivation in self-efficiency, self-determination, and grade motivation showed a tendency of higher final course grades.  ...  Purpose and Objectives The purpose of this study is to identify motivating factors in undergraduate Animal Science students across demographics and teaching mediums to provide faculty with specific actions  ... 
doi:10.1093/jas/skz122.421 fatcat:kctjimpoy5hv3jlpq5dqd6nipm

Effectiveness of Peer Assessment in a Professionalism Course Using an Online Workshop

Kenneth David Strang
2015 Journal of Information Technology Education Innovations in Practice  
Although Workshop Moodle did not have a built-in measure for peer assessment validity, t-tests and reliability estimates were calculated to demonstrate that the grades were consistent with what faculty  ...  A quasi-experiment was designed using a Seminar in Professionalism course taught in face-to-face mode to undergraduate students across two campuses.  ...  Li (2011) evaluated peer assessment in a project management course (similar to this study) at a university in Georgia (USA).  ... 
doi:10.28945/2100 fatcat:r3a5bv7dlrfqxicc3rmzwpvavi

Learning Analytics in Massive Open Online Courses [article]

Mohammad Khalil
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Learning analytics and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are two of the most relevant emerging topics in this domain.  ...  in videos, self-assessment quizzes, login frequency), a cluster of student engagement...  ...  The lead instructor was a faculty member of the Graz University of Technology.  ... 
arXiv:1802.09344v1 fatcat:w42m2vuoibezpig5wewuh6so2i

Promoting sustainable human development in engineering: Assessment of online courses within continuing professional development strategies

Agustí Pérez-Foguet, Boris Lazzarini, Ricard Giné, Enrique Velo, Alejandra Boni, Manuel Sierra, Guido Zolezzi, Rhoda Trimingham
2018 Journal of Cleaner Production  
of both faculty and students in initiatives related to SHD.  ...  Finally, a second validation of the survey was conducted involving a group of faculty registered on the Spanish GDEE courses.  ...  Identify relationships between technology and society, both in theory and practice. Course A.2: Key elements for addressing the global dimension of engineering 1.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.06.244 fatcat:24sprvtvg5aize2r7l27aplawi

The Effectiveness of Professional Development in Overcoming Obstacles to Effective Online Instruction in a College of Education

Jered Borup, Anna Evmenova
2019 Online Learning  
The growth of online learning has placed a strain on K-12 schools and universities to provide students with qualified instructors.  ...  This case study examined the effectiveness of a 6- to 7-week professional development course designed to improve faculty members' knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to teach online effectively  ...  Just as the workshops improved student confidence and motivation to teach online, participants identified factors that motivated them as students to complete the OTI, which, in turn, helped them to better  ... 
doi:10.24059/olj.v23i2.1468 fatcat:3j3fji7idbgnhp3tiwxaqbsvee

Student Online Self-Assessment: Structuring Individual-Level Learning in a new Venture Creation Course

Sherrie E. Human, Thomas Clark, Melissa S. Baucus
2005 Journal of Management Education  
The online instruments have become part of the self-assessment component of the NVC course; students access the instruments through a faculty Web page with linkages to the online instruments (i.e., a centralized  ...  We describe how we use a comprehensive array of online self- assessments in an undergraduate New Venture Creation course required of Xavier University entrepreneurship majors.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1052562903257485 fatcat:kl74b7353vgzdcwyuojflc6mra
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