Featured Research Archive

From the periphery to prominence: An examination of the changing profile of online students in American higher education

From the periphery to prominence: An examination of the changing profile of online students in American higher education

Featured May 2020
This study used nationally representative data and employed multinomial logistic regression to examine the changing profile of online students in American higher education. Although online education continues to become an increasingly mainstream mode of instruction, certain student groups may engage disproportionately…

Handbook on Facilitating Flexible Learning During Educational Disruption: The Chinese Experience in Maintaining Undisrupted Learning in COVID-19 Outbreak

Handbook on Facilitating Flexible Learning During Educational Disruption: The Chinese Experience in Maintaining Undisrupted Learning in COVID-19 Outbreak

Featured April 2020
This handbook aims to define the term “flexible learning” with vivid examples and touching stories. It describes several implemented flexible online learning strategies during the COVID-19 outbreak. These strategies are presented based on six dimensions…

Teaching Online During COVID-19

Teaching Online During COVID-19

Featured April 2020
In this article, author Dr. Vanessa Dennen offers information and resources to help teachers move their classes online during the COVID-19 outbreak. In this article, Dr. Dennen also draws the important distinction between what instructors must do when online under an emergency and what online instructors normally do.

The Efficacy of Flipped Laboratory Multiperspective Videos in Skill Acquisition

The Efficacy of Flipped Laboratory Multiperspective Videos in Skill Acquisition

Featured March 2020
In recent years, video-based lectures have been increasingly used in education as part of flipped classroom approaches, adult education, distance learning, and other applications. Though approaches in video-based lectures have been widely studied, less has been reported in the development of approaches to teach relevant technical skills, such as laboratory techniques. This type of skill acquisition is made more complicated by the need to understand what a skilled person would be looking at…

Effects of the flipped classroom instructional strategy on students’ learning outcomes: A meta-analysis

Effects of the flipped classroom instructional strategy on students’ learning outcomes: A meta-analysis

Featured March 2020
The flipped classroom instructional strategy is thought to be a good way to structure learning experiences to improve student learning outcomes. Many studies have been conducted to examine the effects of flipped classroom on student learning outcomes compared to the traditional classroom, but the results were inconclusive. The purpose of this study was to examine the overall effect of the flipped classroom instructional strategy on student learning outcomes in relation to a set of moderating variables…