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Fostering Student Engagement through an Online Community of Learning: A Mixed Methods Action Research Dissertation

Abstract Promoting student engagement is a critical performance indicator for undergraduate success and is, therefore, a priority for academic institutions as they seek to improve teaching and learning practices (Meyer, 2014). Educators need to improve their instructional pedagogy by developing unique methods for engaging students with educational opportunities. Instructors who facilitate courses online face an even greater challenge in engaging students. A virtual learning community is a potential solution for improving online engagement.

This mixed methods action research dissertation explores the implementation of an online learning community and how it influences the engagement of students in distance learning environments. The primary researc... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Sneed, Obiageli (Author) / Ott, Molly (Advisor) / Crawford, Steven (Committee member) / Magruder, Olysha (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational leadership / Higher education / Instructional design / Action Research / Communities of Practice / Distance Learning / Online Community of Learning / Online Learning / Student Engagement
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 143 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Leadership and Innovation 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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