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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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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
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; Dron, Jon – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
This paper updates earlier work in which we defined three generations of distance education pedagogy. We then describe emerging technologies that are most conducive to instructional designs that evolve with each generation. Finally we discuss matching the pedagogies with learning outcomes. (Contains 3 figures.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Technological Advancement, Outcomes of Education
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Miyazoe, Terumi; Anderson, Terry – Research-publishing.net, 2012
This paper reports on a study examining the effects of visualizing online writing activities on student behaviors and learning outcomes. A design-based research approach was adopted to develop and integrate theory and practice in natural educational settings (Anderson & Shattuck, 2012). The study was conducted in an 18-week, semester-long…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Outcomes of Education, Writing Exercises, Visualization
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Garrison, D. Randy; Anderson, Terry; Archer, Walter – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
This article provides a personal perspective about the development of the seminal papers associated with the Community of Inquiry Framework. The framework and its construction are described. The main part of the paper explores the evolution of the framework and its associated methodology. Finally, research associated with the validation of the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Communities of Practice, Inquiry, Educational Research
Miyazoe, Terumi; Anderson, Terry – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2010
This paper reports on an empirical research on the Interaction Equivalency Theorem posited by Anderson (2003a), consisting of the three elements of teacher-student-content interaction. Using an author-developed survey, the paper reports the priority order of interaction elements to assure learning quality with two parameters of learning modes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interaction, Educational Theories, Course Content