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Yates, Anne; Brindley-Richards, Wendy; Thistoll, Tony – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2014
Students enrolled in distance education courses tend to have lower course completion rates than those who attend face-to-face classes (Simpson, 2013). This article reports on a collective case study undertaken at a vocational, distance education provider in New Zealand, whose course completion rates have risen over recent years to match those of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Distance Education, Learner Engagement, Case Studies
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Bower, Matt; Kenney, Jacqueline; Dalgarno, Barney; Lee, Mark J. W.; Kennedy, Gregor E. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Blended synchronous learning involves using rich-media technologies to enable remote and face-to-face students to jointly participate in the same live classes. This article presents blended synchronous learning designs from seven case studies that were part of a project funded by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning
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Thornton, Kate; Yoong, Pak – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2011
The purpose of this research was to explore the use of ICT to support leadership learning within an education context. Leadership development opportunities that encourage reflection, the development of self-awareness, the sharing of practice, and that support the transfer of learning back to the workplace are challenging to fit into the life of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Transfer of Training, Leadership Training
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Falloon, Garry – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2011
This study explored the use of the Web-based virtual environment, Adobe Connect Pro, in a postgraduate online teacher education programme at the University of Waikato. It applied the tenets of Moore's Theory of Transactional Distance (Moore, 1997) in examining the efficacy of using the virtual classroom to promote quality dialogue and explored how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Johnson, E. Marcia; Cowie, Bronwen; De Lange, Willem; Falloon, Garry; Hight, Craig; Khoo, Elaine – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
In response to recent social, economic, and pedagogical challenges to tertiary-level teaching and learning, universities are increasingly investigating and adopting e-learning as a way to engage and motivate students. This paper reports on the first year of a two-year (2009-2010) qualitative multiple case study research project in New Zealand.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Adoption (Ideas), Program Implementation