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Kocdar, Serpil; Karadeniz, Abdulkadir; Bozkurt, Aras; Buyuk, Koksal – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Previous studies have described many scales for measuring self-regulation; however, no scale has been developed specifically for self-paced open and distance learning environments. Therefore, the aim of this study is to develop a scale for determining the self-regulated learning skills of distance learners in selfpaced open and distance learning…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Goal Orientation, Reliability, Self Management
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Al-Adwan, Ahmad Samed; Al-Madadha, Amr; Zvirzdinaite, Zahra – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Mobile devices are increasingly coming to penetrate people's daily lives. Mobile learning (m-learning) is viewed as key to the coming era of electronic learning (e-learning). In the meantime, the use of mobile devices for learning has made a significant contribution to delivering education among higher education students worldwide. However, while…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Readiness, Higher Education
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Hadullo, Kennedy; Oboko, Robert; Omwenga, Elijah – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
There is a substantial increase in the use of learning management systems (LMSs) to support e-learning in higher education institutions, particularly in developing countries. This has been done with some measures of success and failure as well. There is evidence from literature that the provision of e-learning faces several quality issues relating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Quality, Case Studies
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Costley, Jamie; Lange, Christopher – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Semi-formal learning is used to describe learning that is directed towards the goals of a formal learning institution but outside of the learning structure of a specific class. Students studying online may form semi-formal groups to increase their knowledge of the content by interacting with other learners taking the same class. This study of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Students
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Zhang, Xiaodong – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Systemic functional linguistics (SFL) theory focuses on developing language learners' meta-linguistic understanding of the interrelation among linguistic form (grammar/vocabulary), meaning, and context. Guided by SFL when using a mandatory textbook and open educational resources, this study investigates how exposure to this blended teaching and…
Descriptors: Linguistic Theory, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Castaño Muñoz, Jonatan; Colucci, Elizabeth; Smidt, Hanne – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
The increasing number of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe places new demands on European education systems. In this context, the role that free digital learning (FDL) could play in fostering inclusion has attracted renewed interest. While the existing literature highlights some general design principles for developing FDL for migrants and…
Descriptors: Refugees, Immigrants, Educational Technology, Qualitative Research
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Arshad, Mamoona; Akram, Muhammad Shakaib – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
The paper investigates the impact of virtual environmental characteristics such as collaboration, communication, and resource sharing on social media adoption by the academic community at the university level. Building on the social constructivist paradigm and technology acceptance model, we propose a conceptual model to assess social media…
Descriptors: Social Media, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Universities
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Vojtech, Gabrielle; Grissett, Judy – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Research indicates that students find open educational resources (OER) favorable, but there is no research regarding students' perceptions of faculty who use open textbooks. In the present study we examined this topic experimentally with two undergraduate psychology courses at a small public university. Participants read two passages--one about an…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, College Faculty, Textbooks
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Feng, Xiaoying; Xie, Jingjing; Liu, Yue – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Tutoring involves providing learners with a suitable level of structure and guidance to support their learning. This study reports on an exploration of how to design such structure and guidance (i.e., learning scaffolds) in the Chinese online educational context, and in so doing, answer the following two questions: (a) What scaffolding strategies…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Tutoring, Inquiry, Foreign Countries
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Gómez-Rey, Pilar; Barbera, Elena; Fernández-Navarro, Francisco – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
This paper determines which instructional roles and outputs are important in the 21st century from the perspective of students in asynchronous learning environments. This research work uses a literature review, in-depth interviews with experts, and a pilot study with students to define the instructors' outputs. Following this, roles are determined…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Educational Environment, Teacher Role, Student Attitudes
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Zimmerman, Tekeisha; Nimon, Kim – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
The Online Student Connectedness Survey (OSCS) was introduced to the academic community in 2012 as an instrument designed to measure feelings of connectedness between students participating in online degree and certification programs. The purpose of this study was to examine data from the instrument for initial evidence of validity and reliability…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Student Surveys, Attitude Measures, Likert Scales
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Alhalabi, Wadee; Alhalabi, Mobeen – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
The Color Coded Cards system as a possibly effective class management tool is the focus of this research. The Color Coded Cards system involves each student being given a card with a specific color based on his or her behavior. The main objective of the research is to find out whether this system effectively improves students' behavior, thus…
Descriptors: Color, Visual Stimuli, Behavior Modification, Student Behavior
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Watson, C. Edward; Domizi, Denise P.; Clouser, Sherry A. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
As public funding for higher education decreases and the cost to students to attend college increases, universities are searching for strategies that save students money while also increasing their chances for success. Using free online textbooks is one such strategy, and the OpenStax College initiative at Rice University is one of the most widely…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Shared Resources and Services
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Lee, Joohi; Martin, Lesisa – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
One of the goals of teacher education is to prepare our citizens to communicate in a variety of ways. In our present society, communication using digital media has become essential. Although online discussions are a common component of many online courses, engaging students in online discussions has been a challenge. This study queried 86…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Student Attitudes, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Yang, Hsi-Hsun; Su, Chung-Ho – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Few practice-oriented courses are currently integrated into online learning platforms, such as OpenCourseWare, Khan Academy, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). It is worthwhile to explore how learners respond to information technology and new teaching methods when practice-oriented course are placed online. Therefore, this study probes…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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