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Chao, Ining Tracy; Saj, Tami; Hamilton, Doug – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2010
The issue of quality is becoming front and centre as online distance education moves into the mainstream of higher education. Many believe collaborative course development is the best way to design quality online courses. This research uses a case study approach to probe into the collaborative course development process and the implementation of…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Distance Education, Online Courses, Internet
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Muhirwa, Jean-Marie – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
Distance education and information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been marketed as cost-effective ways to rescue struggling educational institutions in developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This study uses classroom video analysis and follow-up interviews with teachers, students, and local tutors to analyse…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Conflict, Interaction, Foreign Countries
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Richardson, Alison Mead – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
This paper reports on a longitudinal, ethnomethodological case study of the development towards flexible delivery of the Botswana Technical Education Programme (BTEP), offered by Francistown College of Technical & Vocational Education (FCTVE). Data collection methods included documentary analysis, naturalistic participant observation, and…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Participant Observation, Staff Utilization, Interviews
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Popov, Oleg – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
Swedish universities frequently offer campus-based education as well as online courses, a system commonly referred to as dual mode. This paper analyses some challenging pedagogical aspects of a master's programme in engineering developed and delivered simultaneously online and on campus. Course evaluations, questionnaires, and interviews with the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Conflict of Interest, Online Courses, Engineering
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Green, Tim; Alejandro, Jeffery; Brown, Abbie H. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
The study sought to determine factors that affect faculty decisions regarding their involvement in teaching online distance education courses. A survey was administered to online distance education faculty across the United States to determine those factors that encourage or discourage them from continuing to teach online courses. The factors were…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Experienced Teachers, College Faculty