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ERIC Number: EJ801083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
A Contribution to the Hellenic Open University: Evaluation of the Pedagogical Practices and the Use of ICT on Distance Education
Koustourakis, Gerasimos; Panagiotakopoulos, Chris; Vergidis, Dimitris
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v9 n2 p1-18 Jun 2008
This study examines a) the methods used to structure the pedagogy necessary to underpin distance education delivery used by the Hellenic Open University (HOU); b) the adoption of pedagogical and epistemological conceptual systems HOU uses for the development of its pedagogical practices; and c) the role of information and communication technology (ICT), and the degree of ICTs incorporation into distance education delivery at HOU. This study shows that: a) in terms of providing rigorous course contents, strong framing exists between HOU's various learning modules; b) in terms of pedagogical practices, there is a strong hierarchical relationship and framing between HOU's academic staff and tutors, while conversely, framing is weaker between its tutors and students; c) in terms of ICT usage HOU, in general, uses technology for administration, while conversely, and depending on the program of study, it currently only has limited use for student learning. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece