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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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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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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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Meintzer, Chris; Sutherland, Frances; Kennepohl, Dietmar K. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
The Canadian Remote Sciences Laboratories (CRSL) website (www.remotelab.ca) was successfully employed in a study of the differences in the performance and perceptions of students' about their learning in the laboratory (in-person) versus learning at a remote location (remote access). The experiment was completed both in-person and via remote…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Distance Education
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Aluko, Ruth – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Mobile broadband penetration is growing rapidly in Africa, and it offers vast opportunities for mobile learning. Together with its possibilities is the danger of overlooking standards related to its use. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has initiated work in this area focusing on African and Middle East…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Panda, Santosh; Santosh, Sujata – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
In the past decade, the educational scenario world over has significantly been impacted by open access and open education movements. The philosophy of openness and sharing forms the cornerstone of the open education movement. The distance education approaches, together with open educational resources (OER) and massive open online courses (MOOCs),…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes, Distance Education
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Gil-Jaurena, Inés; Callejo, Javier; Agudo, Yolanda – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
The paper is a study about the MOOC experience at the Spanish National University of Distance Education (UNED), where we have collected initial and final information about learners' profiles and opinions, as well as enrolment, completion and certification rates. It is a survey-based study covering 17 MOOCs offered in UNED's own platform, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Afolabi, Folashade – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
This study investigated the first year University undergraduates' experiences in the use of open educational resources (OER) in online learning and their in-course achievement. The design selected for the study was survey and quasi-experimental. A total number of 106 University undergraduates participated in the study after a preliminary study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Learning Experience, Resource Units
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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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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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Rashid, Mohammad Mamunur; Jahan, Monira; Islam, Md. Anwarul; Ratna, Meherin Munjarin – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
The aim of this study is to investigate the present status of DCSA program focusing on student enrollment, dropout, and completion trends. The study tries to explore the factors that attract or pull students to enroll in the program and push them to dropout from the program. Secondary data analysis and interview are used to generate data of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Open Universities, Open Education