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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ma, Zhiqiang; Wang, Jing; Wang, Qiyun; Kong, Lili; Wu, Yajie; Yang, Hao – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study was to verify a Chinese version of Community of Inquiry (CoI) instrument with learning presence and explore the causal relationships of the factors in the instrument. This study first examined the reliability and validity of the instrument. All four presences had acceptable levels of reliability (all Cronbach's a >…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Correlation, Foreign Countries, Validity
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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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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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