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International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Vol. 20, No. 2 (2009) pp. 106–115
Creating a sense of community in the online classroom is a challenge for educators who teach via the Internet. There is a growing body of literature supporting the importance of the community construct in online courses (Liu, Magjuka, Curtis, & Lee, ...
Innovations in Education and Teaching International Vol. 48, No. 1 (February 2011) pp. 37–47
This paper explores strategies aimed at minimising attrition by encouraging persistence among online graduate students who are considering withdrawal. It builds upon earlier studies conducted by a team of researchers who teach online graduate...
Aligning the quantum perspective of learning to instructional design: Exploring the seven definitive questions
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 12, No. 7 (Nov 22, 2011) pp. 56–73
TThis paper builds upon a foundational paper (under review) which explores the rudiments of the quantum perspective of learning. The quantum perspective of learning uses the principles of exchange theory or borrowed theory from the field of quantum...
A Classroom of One Is a Community of Learners: Paradox, Artistic Pedagogical Technologies, and the Invitational Online Classroom
Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice Vol. 17 (2011) pp. 28–36
How can students in an online classroom of one, often sitting in solitude in front of a computer, experience community? The authors suggest that in part, the answer lies in creating invitational online educational spaces through the use of Artistic...
Distance Education Vol. 32, No. 1 (2011) pp. 101–118
What does it take to be an effective online educator? Can those who teach successfully face-to-face be equally effective online? This article details a descriptive qualitative research study of students' perspectives regarding qualities of...
Using the Artistic Pedagogical Technology of Photovoice to Promote Interaction in the Online Post-Secondary Classroom: The Students' Perspective
Electronic Journal of e-Learning Vol. 10, No. 1 (2012) pp. 32–43
This study explores the effect of the artistic pedagogical technology (APT) called photovoice (PV) on interaction in the online post-secondary classroom. More specifically, this paper focuses on students' perspectives regarding the effect of PV on...
Journal of Educators Online Vol. 6, No. 2 (July 2009)
This descriptive study explored online graduate students' perceptions of effective instructor feedback. The objectives of the study were to determine the students' perceptions of the content of effective instructor feedback ("what should be included ...
Journal of Educators Online Vol. 5, No. 1 (January 2008)
Why do nursing and health studies graduate students who are enrolled in online programs decide to withdraw? The qualitative study reported in this paper investigated students' self-identified reasons for withdrawing from an online graduate program...
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 47, No. 6 pp. 372–391
The purpose of this study was to validate and extend the findings of an exhaustive literature search in Year 1 and a meta-analysis in Year 2 of a 3-year project in which nine (9) small-group discussion approaches were identified. Having identified...
International Journal for Academic Development Vol. 18, No. 2 (2013) pp. 166–177
Six academics at a regional university in Australia engaged in collaborative research examining their teaching and learning practices, their current understandings and beliefs about teacher education pedagogy and, specifically, the online teaching...
Antje Kohnle; Margaret Douglass; Tom J. Edwards; Alastair D. Gillies; Christopher A. Hooley; Bruce D. Sinclair
European Journal of Physics Vol. 31, No. 6 (November 2010) pp. 1441–1455
In this paper, we describe animations and animated visualizations for introductory and intermediate-level quantum mechanics instruction developed at the University of St Andrews. The animations aim to help students build mental representations of...
Distance Education Vol. 31, No. 3 (November 2010) pp. 257–273
The purpose of this collaborative inquiry project was to examine teacher education practices in two early childhood degree programmes in a school of education at a regional university in Australia. All students are enrolled in these online courses...