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Investigating College Students Online Learning Experiences at a Large Multicampus Institution

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Abstract: The design of online courses strongly influences students’ online learning
experiences. As the number of students in online courses has been increasing dramatically in
the past decade, how students’ experiences of online learning change over the years remain
unknown. This study used a mixed-method to investigate college students’ perspectives of
online learning experiences. By examining 20958 online Community of Inquiry questionnaires,
the results suggest online instructors should design the class with activates for more social
interaction to enable students to share their affections to increase a sense of learning community