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Oyo, Benedict; Kalema, Billy Mathias – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
Africa is known for inadequate access to all sorts of human needs including health, education, food, shelter, transport, security, and energy. Before the emergence of massive open online courses (MOOCs), open access to higher education (HE) was exclusive of Africa. However, as a generally affordable method of post-secondary education delivery,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Sustainability, Open Education, Online Courses
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Marín-Diaz, Veronica; Vázquez Martínez, Ana Isabel; McMullin, Karen Josephine – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
The evolution of the media and the Internet in education today is an unquestionable reality. At the university level, the use of Web 2.0 tools has become increasingly visible in the new resources that professors have been incorporating both into the classroom and into their research, reinforcing the methodological renewal that the implementation…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Web 2.0 Technologies, Faculty Development, Cooperative Learning
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Khanna, Pankaj; Basak, P. C. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
This paper describes an open educational resources (OER) architecture framework that would bring significant improvements in a well-structured and systematic way to the educational practices of distance education institutions of India. The OER architecture framework is articulated with six dimensions: pedagogical, technological, managerial,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, Educational Resources
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Kinshuk; Jesse, Ryan – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
E-learning technologies have allowed authoring and playback of standardized reusable learning objects (RLO) for several years. Effective mobile learning requires similar functionality at both design time and runtime. Mobile devices can play RLO using applications like SMILE, mobile access to a learning management system (LMS), or other systems…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Resource Units
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de Langen, F. H. T. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
For several years, the importance of continuous education has been stressed by several governmental and non-governmental institutions (Janssen & Schuwer, 2012; Marshall & Casserly, 2006). Education is seen as important both for personal growth and empowerment for one's personal wellbeing and for developing the professional capabilities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Access to Information, Business
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Stacey, Paul – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Foundations like Hewlett, Mellon, and Gates provided start-up funding and support that nurtured the field of open educational resources (OER) from infancy to a robust early adolescence characterized by energy and idealism (Casserly & Smith, 2008). However, foundation grants typically focus on establishing exemplars and cannot be relied on for…
Descriptors: Grants, Educational Resources, Financial Support, Higher Education
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Mulder, Fred – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
In its first decade (2001-2010) the OER movement has been carried by numerous relevant and successful projects around the globe. These were sometimes large-scale but more often not, and they were primarily initiated by innovating educational institutions and explorative individual experts. What has remained, however, is the quest for a sustainable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Multimedia Materials
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Connolly, Teresa – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Open educational resources (OER) can be described in numerous ways (Creative Commons, 2012). In this visualization based context, however, OER can be defined as ...teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Visualization, Educational Resources
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Brewer, Sharon E.; Cinel, Bruno; Harrison, Michelle; Mohr, Christina L. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
In delivering chemistry courses by distance, a key challenge is to offer the learner an authentic and meaningful laboratory experience that still provides the rigour required to continue on in science. To satisfy this need, two distance general chemistry laboratory courses appropriate for Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) students, including chemistry…
Descriptors: Distance Education, College Freshmen, Laboratory Training, Chemistry
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Akhmetova, Daniya; Vorontsova, Liliya; Morozova, Ilona Gennadyevna – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
The article is devoted to the unique experience of distance learning development in the conditions of Russian reality. The model of distance learning in the Institute of Economics, Management and Law (Kazan city, Russia) is created on the basis of educational sphere diagnosis taking into account foreign and Russian experience. The specificity of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Private Colleges, Professional Education
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Ross, Jen; Gallagher, Michael Sean; Macleod, Hamish – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Online distance learners are in a particularly complex relationship with the educational institutions they belong to (Bayne, Gallagher, & Lamb, 2012). For part-time distance students, arrivals and departures can be multiple and invisible as students take courses, take breaks, move into independent study phases of a programme, find work or…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Part Time Students, Proximity
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Wright, Clayton R.; Reju, Sunday A. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
Open educational resources (OERs) have the potential to reduce costs, improve quality, and increase access to educational opportunities. OER development and deployment is one path that could contribute to achieving education for all. This article builds on existing information and communication technology (ICT) implementation plans in Africa and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Opportunities
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Baxter, Jacqueline – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
Student retention and progression has exercised the HE sector for some time now, and there has been much research into the reasons why students drop out of Higher Education courses. (Allen, 2006; Buglear, 2009;). More recently the Higher Education Academy Grants Programme Briefing (HEFCE, 2010), outlined a number of areas that emergent project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, School Holding Power, Open Universities
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Msweli, Pumela – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
Open distance learning is viewed as a system of learning that blends student support, curriculum and instruction design, flexibility of learning provision, removal of barriers to access, credit of prior learning, and other academic activities such as programme delivery and assessment for the purpose of meeting the diverse needs of students.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Prior Learning, Distance Education, Colleges
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Iqbal, Shakeel; Qureshi, Ijaz A. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
M-learning is the style of learning for the new millennium. Decreases in cost and increases in capabilities of mobile devices have made this medium attractive for the dissemination of knowledge. Mobile engineers, software developers, and educationists represent the supply side of this technology, whereas students represent the demand side. In…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries
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