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Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible (EdSurge News)

Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible (EdSurge News) | Humanizing Online Learning | Scoop.it

Developing critical listening and speaking skills is an essential element of a student's higher-education experience. However, verbally presenting one's ideas and listening to contributions made by student peers are not typical experiences for online students, as most activities in online classes
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Social Presence and Interaction in the Online Classroom | Center for Teaching & Learning

Social Presence and Interaction in the Online Classroom | Center for Teaching & Learning | Humanizing Online Learning | Scoop.it
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Examining the impact of video feedback on instructor social presence in blended courses | Borup | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Examining the impact of video feedback on instructor social presence in blended courses | Borup | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Humanizing Online Learning | Scoop.it
Examining the impact of video feedback on instructor social presence in blended courses
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ERIC - Online Penalty: The Impact of Online Instruction on the Latino-White Achievement Gap, Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 2012

Despite a substantial body of research on the effectiveness of distance education at the post-secondary level, little is known about the impact of online course delivery on the achievement gap. In California, the gap between white and Latino post-secondary student outcomes is significant and persistent, with Latino students overrepresented in community colleges and underrepresented in transfers to four-year institutions. There is a broad consensus in the literature that online courses produce outcomes at least as good as face-to-face courses. However, in California community colleges, students enrolled in online classes do not do as well, in the aggregate, as their peers in face-to-face classes, experiencing lower completion rates and lower success rates. This explanatory, mixed methods study disaggregates statewide outcome data to assess the impact of online instruction on the achievement gap between White and Latino community college students, and examines factors contributing to
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7 Ways to Add the Human Touch to Your Online Courses

7 Ways to Add the Human Touch to Your Online Courses | Humanizing Online Learning | Scoop.it
Online learning expert Michelle Pacansky-Brock connects with her students, even if she's hundreds of miles away. Find out how she does it.
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Unpacking the Problem of Unmotivated Online Students (EdSurge News)

Unpacking the Problem of Unmotivated Online Students (EdSurge News) | Humanizing Online Learning | Scoop.it

Recently, I received this message from a college professor in response to a
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“I truly believe in the benefits of online learning; but only for those who really want to learn. And unfortunately, those students are few and far between—maybe 5 to 10 percent ... I have f
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How to Keep the Human Element in Online Classes (EdSurge News)

How to Keep the Human Element in Online Classes (EdSurge News) | Humanizing Online Learning | Scoop.it

“Wow. I always thought my online instructors were computers.” 
An online student shared this comment with his instructor after receiving an email from her that included feedback on an assignment. This story, shared with me by the student’s instructor several years ago, resonates with me on an e
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Research Reveals Student-Instructor Relationships Shape Online Learning Success - OLC

Research Reveals Student-Instructor Relationships Shape Online Learning Success - OLC | Humanizing Online Learning | Scoop.it
GoodCall | April 15, 2016 – Taking courses online is a great way to meet the demands of work and family while still pursuing higher education. The problem is that too many students don’t have a great experience with online classes, Read More >
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