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Wang, Zhijun; Anderson, Terry; Chen, Li – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
In this research paper, the authors analyse the collected data output during a 36-week cMOOC. Six-week data streams from blogs, Twitter, a Facebook group, and video conferences were tracked from the daily newsletter and the MOOCs' hashtag (#Change 11). This data was analysed using content analysis and social network analysis within an…
Descriptors: Interaction, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Transcripts (Written Records)
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Wang, Zhijun; Anderson, Terry; Chen, Li; Barbera, Elena – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Connectivist learning is interaction-centered learning. A framework describing interaction and cognitive engagement in connectivist learning was constructed using logical reasoning techniques. The framework and analysis was designed to help researchers and learning designers understand and adapt the characteristics and principles of interaction in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learning Processes, Interaction, Social Media
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Avello Martínez, Raidell; Anderson, Terry – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Publication of research, innovation, challenges and successes is of critical importance to the evolution of more effective distance education programming. Publication in peer reviewed journal format is the most prestigious and the most widespread form of dissemination in education and most other disciplines, thus the importance of understanding…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Citation Analysis, Bibliometrics, Distance Education
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Anderson, Terry; Upton, Lorne; Dron, Jon; Malone, Judi; Poelhuber, Bruno – Open Praxis, 2015
In this paper we present a case study of a self-paced university course that was originally designed to support independent, self-paced study at distance. We developed a social media intervention, in design-based research terms, that allows these independent students to contribute archived content to enhance the course, to engage in discussions…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Independent Study, Individualized Instruction, Pacing
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McGreal, Rory; Anderson, Terry; Conrad, Dianne – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Canada's important areas of expertise in open educational resources (OER) are beginning to be built upon or replicated more broadly in all education and training sectors. This paper provides an overview of the state of the art in OER initiatives and open higher education in general in Canada, providing insights into what is happening nationally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Education, Depleted Resources, Shared Resources and Services
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Wang, Zhijun; Chen, Li; Anderson, Terry – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
Interaction has always been highly valued in education, especially in distance education (Moore, 1989; Anderson, 2003; Chen, 2004a; Woo & Reeves, 2007; Wang, 2013; Conrad, in press). It has been associated with motivation (Mahle, 2011; Wen-chi, et al., 2011), persistence (Tello, 2007; Joo, Lim, & Kim, 2011), deep learning (Offir, et al.,…
Descriptors: Open Education, Learner Engagement, Learning Processes, Technology Integration
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Dron, Jon; Anderson, Terry – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2014
Read/write social technologies enable rich pedagogies that centre on sharing and constructing content but have two notable weaknesses. Firstly, beyond the safe, nurturing environment of closed groups, students participating in more or less public network- or set-oriented communities may be insecure in their knowledge and skills, leading to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Cooperative Learning, Trust (Psychology), Privacy
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Anderson, Terry – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
This paper presents the rationale, common practices, challenges, and some personal anecdotes from a journal editor on the production, use, and re-use of peer-reviewed scholarly articles as open educational resources (OER). The scholarly and professional discourse related to open educational resources has largely focused on open learning objects,…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Periodicals, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing
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Miyazoe, Terumi; Anderson, Terry – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
This theoretical paper attempts to clarify design issues that the field of education has encountered in the context of OER (Open Educational Resources), Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and increased emphasis on informal learning, as examined through the lens of the Interaction Equivalency Theorem. An overview of the core concepts of the…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Informal Education
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Poellhuber, Bruno; Anderson, Terry; Racette, Nicole; Upton, Lorne – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe how researchers from four large Canadian distance education or dual mode institutions conducted a survey aiming to describe the use of and interest in social software and Web 2.0 applications by distance education students and to measure their interest in collaborating with peers.…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Distance Education
Anderson, Terry – Educational Technology, 2013
The Open University of Catalonia (UOC) was established as public, online university and thus has grown quickly with the global interest in online courses. However, like other dedicated distance-education institutions, UOC has had challenges adapting to MOOCs, and the emergent world of Web 2.0 learning technologies. To meet these challenges, UOC…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Open Universities, Distance Education, Open Education
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Shattuck, Julie; Anderson, Terry – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Within the overall framework of design-based research, this paper reports on a study that focused on evaluating an online training course for online instructors. This intervention was designed as a possible solution to the problem facing some higher education institutions of how to provide quality, accessible training for mostly part-time…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Inservice Teacher Education, College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty
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Shattuck, Julie; Anderson, Terry – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2013
As increasing numbers of higher education students take online courses, there is a corresponding need for additional instructors to teach these students. The research literature indicates that there are different instructor roles, competencies, and attitudes that are required for teaching effectively online than for teaching in campus-based…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Faculty Development
Weller, Martin; Anderson, Terry – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
Higher education institutions face a number of opportunities and challenges as the result of the digital revolution. The institutions perform a number of scholarship functions which can be affected by new technologies, and the desire is to retain these functions where appropriate, whilst the form they take may change. Much of the reaction to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Open Universities
Anderson, Terry – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2012
Every good leader needs a tool belt. Throughout the author's years of building early childhood programs, she has acquired a number of tools for her personal belt. These tools have helped her sharpen her skills in supporting teachers and staff, connecting with families, and educating children. This article focuses on those leadership skills that…
Descriptors: Children, Leadership, Early Childhood Education, Skill Analysis
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