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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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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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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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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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Thomas, Marshall P.; Türkay, Selen; Parker, Michael – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
As online courses become more common, practitioners are in need of clear guidance on how to translate best educational practices into web-based instruction. Moreover, student engagement is a pressing concern in online courses, which often have high levels of dropout. Our goals in this work were to experimentally study routine instructional design…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Courseware, Best Practices, Educational Practices
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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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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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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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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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Junus, Inas Sofiyah; Santoso, Harry Budi; Isal, R. Yugo K.; Utomo, Andika Yudha – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Student Centered e-Learning Environment (SCeLE) has substantial roles to support learning activities at Faculty of Computer Science, Universitas Indonesia (Fasilkom UI). Although it has been utilized for about 10 years, the usability aspect of SCeLE as an e-Learning system has not been evaluated. Therefore, the usability aspects of SCeLE Fasilkom…
Descriptors: Usability, Student Centered Learning, Electronic Learning, Computer Science Education