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Ostashewski, Nathaniel; Howell, Jennifer; Dron, Jon – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Since 2012 MOOCs have been heralded as a new way of learning outside of formal university programs of study and there has been much speculation regarding their impact. While MOOCs have provided millions of global learners with access to courses, they failed to deliver the types of learning experiences and completion requirements that were hoped…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, College Instruction, Case Studies
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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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Hartnett, Maggie; St. George, Alison; Dron, Jon – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2014
With the increasing ubiquity of new technologies, many claims are being made about their potential to transform tertiary education. In order for this transformation to be realized, however, a range of issues needs to be addressed. Research evidence suggests that motivation is an important consideration for online learners. This paper reports on…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Case Studies, Preservice Teachers, Online Courses
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Dron, Jon – International Journal on E-Learning, 2012
There is a widely held belief in e-learning circles that pedagogy must come before technology. In this paper it is argued that, not only is that not true, but that it is a weak distinction as pedagogies, insofar as they represent a set of techniques and tools for learning, are as much technologies as the computers, forums, virtual classrooms and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Integrated Learning Systems
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