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Kotevski, Zoran; Milenkoski, Aleksandar – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2018
Distance education is not a new paradigm, but the latest ways it can be delivered certainly are. In the past couple of decades, the distance learning implementations were mostly realized using videoconferencing technologies and/or learning management systems. Recently, various Internet collaboration services have gained enormous popularity in all…
Descriptors: Internet, Access to Information, Distance Education, Synchronous Communication
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Araujo Leal, Edvalda; Luiz Albertin, Alberto – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2015
This study's overall purpose is to identify the factors determining the use of technological innovation in Distance Learning (DL), as perceived by instructors of Business Education programs. The theoretical basis for the study is the Innovation Diffusion Theory (IDT). The study's sample is made up of 436 instructors; we used a quantitative…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Yildiz, Merve; Selim, Yavuz – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2015
With improvements in information technologies, distance education programs have become widespread. Institutions that offer distance education programs are increasing in number. Scholars who were used to face-to-face teaching began to give courses in distance education programs which entail technological teaching methods, a new teaching experience…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Conventional Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Paul, Prantosh Kr.; Lata Dangwal, Kiran – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2014
Cloud Computing (CC) is actually is a set of hardware, software, networks, storage, services an interface combines to deliver aspects of computing as a service. Cloud Computing (CC) actually uses the central remote servers to maintain data and applications. Practically Cloud Computing (CC) is extension of Grid computing with independency and…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Information Storage, Information Management, Internet
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Yeni, Sabiha; Ozdener, Nesrin – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2014
The purpose of the study is to investigate how pre-service teachers benefit from learning objects repositories while preparing course content. Qualitative and quantitative data collection methods were used in a mixed methods approach. This study was carried out with 74 teachers from the Faculty of Education. In the first phase of the study,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Archives, Technology Uses in Education
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Berge, Zane L. – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
To a large extent education can be thought of as a communication process among the participants. This article focuses on distance education, which has both the general communication processes that in-person education venues possess, and also communication specific to the technologies that mediate the teaching and learning taking place at a…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Communication Skills, Barriers, Social Networks
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Mpofu, John; Chimhenga, Sylod; Mafa, Onias – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
Zimbabwe Distance Open University is enrols students from both urban and rural settings. The majority of students living and working in rural areas have limited or no access to computers and electricity as a result the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the learning process is very limited. Though government has realized the…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Open Universities
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Sangeeta Namdev, Dhamdhere – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2012
ICT made real magic and drastic changes in all service sectors along with higher education and library practices and services. The academic environment is changing from formal education to distance and online learning mode because of ICT. Web technology and mobile technology has made great impact on education sector. The role of Open Access,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Libraries, Teaching Methods, Library Services
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Ofulue, Christine I. – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2011
The use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to bridge the communication gap between teacher and learner has been identified as a major characteristic of Open and Distance Learning (ODL). In many developing counties, including Nigeria, several barriers prevent OD learners from maximising the potentials of ICTs to enhance their learning.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Literacy, Distance Education, Barriers
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Khanna, Pankaj; Basak, P. C. – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2011
It is proposed to establish an Integrated Distance Education System in India by designing modern technology based information communication network, connecting all its ODL (Open and Distance Learning) institutions to the headquarters of the ODL system in India. The principle roles to be performed by such a system have been discussed; according to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Cost Effectiveness
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Agyemang, Beatrice K.; Dadzie, Perpetua – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2010
A study to investigate the current state of Information Communication Technology policy of the University of Ghana Distance Education (DE) programme and the extent of awareness and use of ICTs in general by the DE learners was carried out. The survey methodology was adopted using questionnaire and interview instruments. Respondents were made up of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Distance Education, College Students
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Kuzu, Abdullah; Firat, Mehmet – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2010
The Internet users who fail to cope with navigation may generally face various problems such as disorientation, distraction, low motivation and abandonment of information retrieval. Therefore, navigational aids are frequently used in today's Web browsers and Web sites to help users navigate on the Internet. However, it is asserted that…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Technology, Web Sites, Search Strategies