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Abstract: Over the last few years, higher education has been transformed by numerous technologies available for course... see more

Assignments with linked, online multiple-choice quizzes were developed for a non-majors introductory biology course.  The... see more

Abstract: At institutions of higher learning, there is an increased demand and need for online courses. However, the... see more

Teaching large, undergraduate, non-major biology courses represents an enormous hurdle for any instructor. Effectiveness... see more

Computer literacy is critical to student success in higher education today. Assessment of student knowledge related to... see more

Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) is a continuous improvement process that can be used to inform practice in online education.... see more

(e) Science News uses a fully-automated, artificial intelligence program to sort the daily news you find on Yahoo, Bing,... see more

Organizations have a need for effective training. Training designers have to be able to design effective eLearning to... see more

This study continues a program of research into the nature of powerful learning experiences, with a focus this time on... see more

The author traces her attitude-reversing experience developing, against her professional judgment, an online version of a... see more

The purpose of this study was to investigate student perceptions of virtual biology labs used in two online introductory... see more

Abstract: Instructors have frequently found that some content, such as mathematical formulae, chemistry laboratory... see more

This is a case study of a best-practice suggestion for addressing anxiety among first-time online students. This is a... see more

Online education has become a rapidly developing educational alternative.  Many universities deliver online courses... see more

It has been suggested that the use of active learning instructional strategies, both in traditional face-to-face... see more

The advent of massive open online courses (MOOCs) poses new learning opportunities for learners as well as challenges for... see more

Critics of online education often assume that traditional classrooms offer the most meaningful form of learning. Some... see more

New Information and Communication Technologies such as the Internet, online gaming worlds, artificial intelligence,... see more

The impact of Web 2.0 and social networking tools on education has been much commented on. Teachers need to consider how... see more

Contemporary science education at all levels presents several critical pedagogical and social challenges to educators and... see more

Fostering interaction in the online classroom is an important consideration in ensuring that students actively create... see more

Abstract: Advanced three-dimensional (3D) virtual reality (VR) technology similar to that used by the film and computer... see more

In this investigation, the author utilized a modified Delphi technique to validate whether graduate level online faculty... see more