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Mortimore, Jeffrey M.; Baker, Ruth L. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
By supporting student profiles, blogs, content curation, and HTML and scripting projects, Springshare's LibGuides CMS provides a flexible platform for student-led content creation in the distance learning environment. This paper describes how two librarians at Georgia Southern University opened up LibGuides CMS to host collaboratively developed…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Cooperative Learning, Blended Learning, Learner Engagement
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Abeywardena, Ishan Sudeera; Uys, Philip; Fifita, Seilosehina – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
In the race towards achieving the Education 2030 agenda, open educational resources (OER) act as a key enabler for sustainable development goal 4 (SDG4). Leading to the 2014 Regional Focal Points Meeting, Commonwealth of Learning's (COL) Focal Point for Tonga had identified top priorities for the country where COL can further support the national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Shared Resources and Services, Sustainability, Career Readiness
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Turner, Ralph Lamar; Gassaway, Carol – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
Although MOOCs have not lived up to previously breathless predictions of disruption, they have had an outsized influence on university administrators who see online learning as a "savior solution" for ever-shrinking budgets. Despite lower student persistent rates, faculty skepticism, and burdensome faculty workloads, the general public…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Online Learning Consortium, 2019
Regular and substantive interaction (RSI) between instructors and students is a core component distinguishing distance education from correspondence education. In contrast to correspondence education where students are not in regular and substantive interaction with instructors, distance education is eligible for Title IV financial aid because of…
Descriptors: Interaction, Teacher Student Relationship, Distance Education, Student Financial Aid
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Seelig, Caroline; Cadwallader, Alan; Standring, Doug – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
As long ago as 1992, Greville Rumble was writing about the "competitive vulnerabilities" of single-mode distance teaching institutions [universities]. In the intervening years the challenges he described have only intensified, especially so as advancing information and communication technologies have enabled increasing numbers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, Organizational Change, Open Education
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Fox, Evan – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
The advancement of mobile communication technology has contributed to an increasingly interconnected world; however, these devices are not being used as effectively as they could be to improve global challenges. One challenging issue is the lack of preparation college graduates receive to positively contribute to the needs of an interdependent…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Torres, Patrícia Lupion; Rama, Claudio – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Distance higher education has only relatively recently been established in some Latin American countries, as part of wider higher education reforms. The developments of distance education have been the result of sustained efforts of leading thinkers and practitioners in the region. In this article, several leading distance education professionals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Leaders, Higher Education
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Tafesse, Fikru; Mphahlele, Malose J. – Africa Education Review, 2018
Discipline-specific knowledge and associated technical skills as well as generic skills have represented distinct and separate aspects of chemical sciences in university studies (linear training). In addition to technical skills gained through laboratory training, employers now require a soft skill set such as strengths in analytical thinking,…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Perry, Angela; Cochrane, Debbie – Institute for College Access & Success, 2018
Online education has become a central feature of American higher education, with three in 10 students enrolled partially or exclusively in distance education. Some policymakers hope that online education can help many more students earn college degrees through its geographic reach, flexible scheduling, and potential to scale. Yet while online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Students
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to address the need for guidance on professional standards for educational practices in online education. Since 1995, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) has provided leadership in the introduction and successful implementation of distance education. During this time, the ASCCC has played a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Distance Education
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Boronenko, Tatyana; Kaisina, Anna; Fedotova, Vera – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2018
The article considers topical issues of a new form of interaction of educational organizations within a regional education system--networking cooperation by means of distance learning technologies. The purpose of the research is to develop a networking cooperation model of educational organizations through distance learning technologies and its…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Interaction, Social Networks, Educational Cooperation
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Izumi, Alisa – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
Western Governors University has the mission to improve quality and expand access to post-secondary educational opportunities by providing a means for individuals to learn independent of time and place thus the mobility of our coursework is essential. Technological advances facilitate this mission. While all degrees are based entirely on the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications
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Tait, Alan – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This paper sets out the ways in which technologies for learning have been at the heart of education for development for millennia, not as is sometimes thought only in the last 30 years of the digital revolution. Short case studies of the University of London External System and the Open University UK set out the development outcomes of these major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Coleman, Mikki; Berge, Zane L. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
The proliferation of the Internet, computers, and mobile devices means that students of all ages, socioeconomic statuses, geographical locations, and abilities have access to higher education institutions that were previously unavailable. As the population of the United States ages and the number of students with diagnosed disabilities grows,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Online Courses, Best Practices, Inclusion
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Hillier, Mathew – Distance Education, 2018
This paper explores a proposal for an off-line e-learning platform that will provide a bridge for digitally unconnected students and educators to join the contemporary information and communications technology (ICT) intensive world. Individual remote and unconnected learners face a chicken and egg problem for engagement with contemporary…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Program Proposals, Systems Approach
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