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McCurry, David S. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
Administrators of distance learning courses and programs are faced with various data needs related to a range of issues; from enrollment tracking to faculty development to cost and revenue analysis. This paper will explore a proposed common data set for online program administrators and strategies for implementation. The framework offered for…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Chukhlomin, Valeri; Deshpande, Anant – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
"iMOOC101: Mastering American e-Learning" is a Coursera-based, free, massive online course aimed at preparing non-U.S. students to succeed in regular, for-credit, online classes in American universities. The course is also intended to help foreign-born professionals integrate into virtual work environments in U.S.-based companies. The…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
De Paepe, Liesbeth – Online Submission, 2014
This paper discusses the success factors and pitfalls in development of e-content for languages. The factors discussed draw on several years of experience in developing and implementing 95% distance courses for Dutch as a second language in the adult education sector in Flanders and on PhD research at VUB. The CEFR [Common European Framework of…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Adult Education, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Fernández, José Vida; Webster, Susan – Open Praxis, 2014
The emergence of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is focusing all its attention on open education. There is growing interest in creating MOOCs, which can be done by transferring OCW courses to MOOC format. However, a series of doubts arise regarding the pros and cons implied in this transformation. In this paper we discuss the conclusions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Courseware, Educational Technology, Access to Education
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Amadi, Martha Nkechinyere – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
Education authorities have seemed to agree that increasing standards for preservice education of teachers will not necessarily lessen the need for continued in-service preparation and professional growth. No amount of time spent in college or university will complete the preparation of the teacher for classroom tasks. Teachers, like doctors,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
Courville, Keith – Online Submission, 2011
(Purpose) This article describes two current trends in Educational Technology: distributed learning and electronic databases. (Findings) Topics addressed in this paper include: (1) distributed learning as a means of professional development; (2) distributed learning for content visualization; (3) usage of distributed learning for educational…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Knowledge Management, Educational Technology, Databases
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Samur, Yavuz; Akgün, Ergün; Duman, Bilal – Online Submission, 2011
Recent advances in technology have radically changed the view of education. Today, there are millions of distance learners in the world. For example, United States (US) has had rapid growth in the use of technology for distance education. Like US, Turkey as a developing country and tries to develop its educational system. As there is no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Educational History, Educational Trends
Schwier, Richard A.; Morrison, Dirk; Daniel, Ben K. – Online Submission, 2009
This research considers how professional participants in a non-formal self-directed learning environment (NFSDL) made use of self-directed learning activities in a blended face-to-face and on line learning professional development course. The learning environment for the study was a professional development seminar on teaching in higher education…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Activities, Distance Education, Online Courses
Dabaj, Fahme – Online Submission, 2008
The aim of this study is to find out and analyze the role of gender and age on the perceptions of students to the distant online program offered by Vocational High School in Sakarya University. The research is based on a questionnaire as a mean of data collection method to find out the role of age and gender on the student's perceptions toward…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Questionnaires, Case Studies
Beck, Jules K.; Biggs, Bobbie T. – Online Submission, 2008
This research investigates the life, work, and education of students in Human Resource Development (HRD) Cohort Ten, a distance learning program for non-traditional undergraduate students in Arkansas. The study has identified commonalties in perceptions regarding accessibility, sense of achievement, and other themes related to the program. The…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Distance Education, Rural Areas, Human Resources
Sumuer, Evren; Yakin, Ilker – Online Submission, 2007
The purpose of the study is to analyze the concerns of last year preservice teachers at the department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology, at one university in Ankara, toward the use of e-learning. These preservice teachers were assumed as prospective change agents for the use of e-leaning in any organization such as school,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Change Agents, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
Christo-Baker, Elizabeth Anne – Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 2004
Whereas distance education was formerly on the periphery of education and in the realm of institutions with questionable academic credentials, it has been gradually gaining acceptance, is becoming mainstreamed, and is being embraced by traditional universities. The use of distance technologies is challenging the traditional structures of higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Educational Change, Web Based Instruction
Liu, Xiaojing – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
The complexities of digital age pose challenge to existing instruction technology theory as it applies to a distance learning environment. Through the lens of Activity Theory, this study takes a broad picture of an online course and examines the socio-cultural factors affecting the success of a distance course as well as their complex…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Social Environment
Yates, Kenneth A.; Feldon, David F. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
In the development of distance learning, advances in cognitive science merge with new technology to deliver instruction worldwide. However, one major difficulty in evaluating the efficacy of these tools is determining which elements of instruction truly lead to observed changes in student performance. As content, pedagogical methods, and media are…
Descriptors: Research Design, Research Methodology, Inferences, Validity
Keefe, Thomas – 2003
Since 1999, and as part of an Ameritech grant, the author has systematically investigated use of streaming media to enhance face-to-face classes. Technology invites experimentation but raises questions about such things as student acceptance, student use, academic performance, and what to do with class time when lectures are put online. Students…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Computer Mediated Communication, Courseware, Distance Education
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