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International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design

October 2016 Volume 6, Number 4

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Number of articles: 5

  1. Qualitative Findings on the Dynamics of Online Facilitation in Distance Education

    Ooi Hsien, Arathai Eak, S. Vighnarajah, Goh Huah & Ong Teik, School of Education, Languages and Communications, Wawasan Open University, George Town, Malaysia

    Online facilitation has taken on a new facade especially with the evolving virtual learning environments in distance education. The dynamics of online facilitation is an intricate quality assurance... More

    pp. 1-18

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  2. Expanding Learning Opportunities for Graduate Students with HyFlex Course Design

    Mariam Abdelmalak, Assiut University, El Kharga, Egypt; Julia Parra, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, United States

    The purpose of this study was to explore students' perspectives regarding HyFlex course design. The main feature of HyFlex is blending synchronous online student attendance and face-to-face student... More

    pp. 19-37

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  3. Interpreting Experiences of Students Using Educational Online Technologies to Interact with Students in Blended Tertiary Environments: A Phenomenological Study

    Kimberley Tuapawa, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia

    This paper is part of a phenomenological study that examined teachers' and students' experiences using educational online technologies (EOTs) in blended tertiary environments (BTEs). Its aim was to... More

    pp. 38-52

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  4. A Post-Positivist Framework for Using and Building Theory in Online Instructional Design

    Lynna Ausburn, College of Education, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, United States; Bucky Dodd, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK, United States; Charles Baukal Jr., University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, United States

    Theories are critical components of research and are widely used tools among online course development researchers and practitioners. However, enhanced knowledge about how theories are developed... More

    pp. 53-70

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  5. Use of Social Media for Teaching Online Courses and Enhancing Business Communication Skills at the University Level: Can This Really Be Done?

    Corie Haylett, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, United States

    This study reviews the literature on the advantages, disadvantages, best practices, communication challenges, and benefits of using social media for teaching online, particularly the enhancement of... More

    pp. 71-85

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