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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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Ostuzzi, Francesca; Conradie, Peter; De Couvreur, Lieven; Detand, Jan; Saldien, Jelle – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
This case study explores the opportunities for students of Industrial Design Engineering to engage with direct and indirect stakeholders by making their design process and results into open-ended designed solutions. The reported case study involved 47 students during a two-weeks intensive course on the topic of urban gardening. Observations were…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Industrial Arts, Gardening, Feedback (Response)
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Tüzün, Hakan; Çinar, Murat – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
This study shared unique design experiences by examining the process of transferring residential courses to the Web, and proposed a design model for individuals who want to transfer their courses into this environment. The formative research method was used in the study, and two project teams' processes of putting courses, which were being taught…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Production Techniques, Guidelines, Design Preferences
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Gauvreau, Sarah; Hurst, Deborah; Cleveland-Innes, Martha; Hawranik, Pamela – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
While many online graduate students are gaining academic and scholarly knowledge, the opportunities for students to develop and hone professional skills essential for the workplace are lacking. Given the virtual environment of distance learning, graduate students are often expected to glean professional skills such as analytical thinking,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Workshops, Skill Development, Graduate Students
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Kisanga, Dalton H. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
This survey research study presents the findings on determinants of teachers' attitudes towards e-learning in Tanzanian higher learning institutions. The study involved 258 teachers from 4 higher learning institutions obtained through stratified, simple random sampling. Questionnaires and documentary review were used in data collection. Data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Electronic Learning, College Faculty
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Gan, Chin Lay; Balakrishnan, Vimala – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
Use of mobile technology is widespread, particularly among the younger generation. There is a huge potential for utilizing such technology in lecture classes with large numbers of students, serving as an interaction tool between the students and lecturers. The challenge is to identify significant adoption factors to ensure effective adoption of…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Higher Education
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Kizito, Rita Ndagire – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
This paper examines the possible characteristics and the value of designing learning activities grounded in connectivism--an emerging learning theory. It is an exploratory attempt to connect the theory to the prevailing technology adoption archetypes used in African contexts with the aim of extracting influences that could shape pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Learning Theories, Technology Integration
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Richardson, Jennifer C.; Besser, Erin; Koehler, Adrie; Lim, JiEun; Strait, Marquetta – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
As online learning continues to grow significantly, various efforts have been explored and implemented in order to improve the instructional experiences of students. Specifically, research indicates that how an instructor establishes his or her presence in an online environment can have important implications for the students' overall learning…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Sarrab, Mohamed; Al Shibli, Ibtisam; Badursha, Nabeela – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
Mobile learning (M-learning) provides a new learning channel in which learners can access content and just in time information as required irrespective of the time and location. Even though M-learning is fast evolving in many regions of the world, research addressing the driving factors of M-learning adoption is in short supply. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Adoption (Ideas), Higher Education
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Richardson, Jennifer C.; Alsup, Janet – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Teacher identity is defined as a sense of teacher self that results from a productive combination of key personal and professional subjectivities or beliefs. Much empirical research has been done on the development of teacher identity in the K-12 arena, with a great deal of theoretical and philosophical scholarship about teaching at the college…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teaching Experience, Online Courses, Guidelines
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Liaw, Shu-Sheng; Huang, Hsiu-Me – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Mobile technology for learning empowers the shift from traditionally pure instructor-centered classroom teaching to fully learner-centered educational settings. Although mobile learning (m-learning) accessing Internet resources anytime and anywhere and it may cause gender difference toward it; thus the issue of the relationship between gender…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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