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Creating Social Presence in Online Environments
Recent literature has shown that social presence is one of the most significant factors in improving instructional effectiveness and building a sense of community. This chapter examines strategiesExpand
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Factors Influencing Completion and Noncompletion of Community College Online Courses
Abstract This study investigated the differences between demographic, enrollment, academic, and self-directed learning characteristics of completers and noncompleters in online courses at oneExpand
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Homophobic Teasing, Psychological Outcomes, and Sexual Orientation Among High School Students: What Influence Do Parents and Schools Have?
Abstract. Homophobic teasing is often long-term, systematic, and perpetrated by groups of students (Rivers, 2001); it places targets at risk for greater suicidal ideation, depression, and isolationExpand
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An Instructional Strategy Framework for Online Learning Environments
The rapid growth of web-based instruction has raised many questions about the quality of online courses. Expand
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The Influence of Learning Style Preferences on Student Success in Online Versus Face-to-Face Environments
Using three learning style instruments, researchers assessed students enrolled in an online instructional design course and students in an equivalent face-to-face course to determine the students’ preferences across the constructs of motivation maintenance, task engagement, and cognitive controls. Expand
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Psychosocial concerns of sexual minority youth: complexity and caution in group differences.
This investigation tested a large adolescent sample (n = 14,439) for significant group differences on psychosocial concerns on the basis of intersecting identities of sexual orientation (lesbian,Expand
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Bullying and Victimization among Students in Special Education and General Education Curricula
International research established over a decade ago that students who are enrolled in special education curricula are victimized and perpetrate more bullying than their general education peers.Expand
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Influence of a Community College Developmental Education Writing Course on Academic Performance
This study examined the relationships between first semester participation in a community college developmental writing course and shortand longterm academic performance. The study examined whetherExpand
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