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Online Courses in Community Colleges

May 2009−Present

This study explores factors that affect teaching and learning in online courses, including faculty development, faculty and student perceptions, students’ online readiness, and online instructional activities. This qualitative study builds on quantitative analyses showing that students perform more poorly in online courses than in face-to-face courses. Interviews with online students, faculty, and support staff at two community colleges, as well as observations of online courses, were completed in spring of 2011. Analysis of these data is currently underway.

This study is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and by Lumina Foundation for Education.

Publications

MARCH 2014
Choosing Between Online and Face-to-Face Courses
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JANUARY 2014
Democratization of Education for Whom? Online Learning and Educational Equity
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OCTOBER 2013
Role Ambiguity in Online Courses: An Analysis of Student and Instructor Expectations
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Presentations

APRIL 2014
Tech 2.0: Higher Ed in the Age of MOOCs
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OCTOBER 2013
How to Succeed in an Online Class
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MAY 2013
What the Research Tells Us About Online Higher Education
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