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Sisneros, Lauren; Sponsler, Brian A. – Education Commission of the States, 2016
This education trends report focuses on two related but distinct challenges confronting state policy leaders and students as they seek to leverage online distance education to meet personal and statewide education goals: (1) access to the infrastructure necessary to provide industry-standard broadband speeds and (2) ensuring availability of the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Internet, Telecommunications
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Westera, Wim – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2015
Distance universities excel in using digital media technologies for content delivery and collaborative interaction to compensate for limited face-to-face opportunities. Now that an ever-growing variety of media technologies, devices, and services are flooding the market, possession of expertise about the educational opportunities of these…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Media, Distance Education, Open Universities
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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
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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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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Harrison, Yvonne D.; Kostic, Kevin; Toton, Suzanne C.; Zurek, Jerome – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
This paper documents the development, implementation, and evaluation of "The Global Solidarity Network Study e-Broad Program (GSNSeBP)", an online social justice educational program that is blended into an onsite academic course. This global electronic program, which was developed through a partnership between Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Catholics, Global Education, Educational Benefits
Soomro, Safeeullah, Ed. – InTech, 2010
Since many decades Education Science and Technology has an achieved tremendous recognition and has been applied to variety of disciplines, mainly Curriculum development, methodology to develop e-learning systems and education management. Many efforts have been taken to improve knowledge of students, researchers, educationists in the field of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Instructional Design, Higher Education
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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