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Journal Issue
Volume 17 Issue 2 / Jun 2019  pp66‑167

Editor: Antonios Andreatos, Cleo Sgouropoulou, Klimis Ntalianis

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The Patras Blended Strategy Model for Deep and Meaningful Learning in Quality Life‑Long Distance Education  pp66‑78

Stylianos Mystakidis, Eleni Berki, Juri Valtanen

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Critical Components of Formative Assessment in Process‑Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning for Online Labs  pp79‑92

Saptarshi Purkayastha, Asha K. Surapaneni, Pallavi Maity, Anushri S. Rajapuri, Judy W. Gichoya

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Abstract

In the traditional lab setting, it is reasonably straightforward to monitor student learning and provide ongoing feedback. Such formative assessments can help students identify their strengths and weaknesses, and assist faculty to recognize where students are struggling and address problems immediately. But in an online virtual lab setting, formative assessment has challenges that go beyond space‑time synchrony of online classroom. As we see increased enrollment in online courses, learning science needs to address the problem of formative assessment in online laboratory sessions. We developed a student team learning monitor (STLM module) in an electronic health record system to measure student engagement and actualize the social constructivist approach of Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL). Using iterative Plan‑Do‑Study‑Act cycles in two undergraduate courses over a period of two years, we identified critical components that are required for online implementation of POGIL. We reviewed published research on POGIL classroom implementations for the last ten years and identified some common elements that affect learning gains. We present the critical components that are necessary for implementing POGIL in online lab settings, and refer to this as Cyber POGIL. Incorporating these critical components are required to determine when, how and the circumstances under which Cyber POGIL may be successfully implemented. We recommend that more online tools be developed for POGIL classrooms, which evolve from just providing synchronous communication to improved task monitoring and assistive feedback. 

 

Keywords: POGIL, online education, formative assessment, health information management, electronic health records

 

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Using Gamification in a Teaching Innovation Project at the University of Alcalá: A New Approach to Experimental Science Practices  pp93‑106

Dolores López Carrillo, Amelia Calonge García, Teresa Rodríguez Laguna, Germán Ros Magán, José Alberto Lebrón Moreno

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Exploring the Potential of the Learning Designer as a Teacher Support Tool  pp107‑117

Eleni Zalavra, Kyparisia Papanikolaou

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Driving High Inclination to Complete Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Motivation and Engagement Factors for Learners  pp118‑130

Lee Yen Chaw, Chun Meng Tang

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3‑M Model for Uncovering the Impact of Multi‑level Identity Issues on Learners’ Social Interactive Engagement Online  pp131‑143

Paula Charbonneau-Gowdy, Jessica Chavez

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Bridging Audio and Augmented Reality towards a new Generation of Serious Audio‑only Games  pp144‑156

Emmanouel Rovithis, Andreas Floros, Nikos Moustakas, Konstantinos Vogklis, Lily Kotsira

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