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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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