Florida Distance Learning Research Consortium
Welcome to the Florida Distance Learning Research Consortium. This tool has been created for the purpose of collecting, organizing, curating and communicating the important research in online learning happening throughout the State University System of Florida.
We invite researchers to sign-up for email updates as the repository develops. These email communications will include featured research in all facets of online learning, links to newly added research, details regarding upcoming webinars, and curated research aligned to user-specific areas of interest.
Our hope is that this research repository will inspire new research and serve to elevate the vital distance learning research of our great state.
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Media and Pedagogy in Undergraduate Distance Education: A Theory-Based Meta-Analysis of Empirical Literature
This meta-analysis employs a theoretical framework in quantitatively synthesizing empirical studies that investigate the effects of distance education (DE) versus classroom instruction on undergraduate student achievement. Analyses of 218 findings from 103 studies were conducted according to how media were used to support DE pedagogy. The results indicate that the effect sizes...
Systematic Review of Two Decades (1995 to 2014) of Research on Synchronous Online Learning
Systematic reviews of literature are studies that strategically search for published research on a specific topic in order to synthesize what is known about the topic. This systematic review describes 157 articles on synchronous online learning (SOL) from thirty-four different countries on instructional setting, content areas, participant demographics, research designs, independent and dependent variables, SOL technologies, and data-collection tools.