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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
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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Ogwu, Edna N. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
This study compares teacher trainee students (TTSs), electronic learning technology (ELT) readiness, competence as well as their constraints to ELT readiness using 373 University education students' from Botswana and Nigeria that are randomly selected. Data was descriptively analysed based on the research objectives and hypotheses using mean…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Electronic Learning, Trainees, Foreign Countries
Aji, Sandeep – Educational Technology, 2016
One of the most explosive areas of growth in the field of higher education is currently in emerging international markets. In developing nations, lack of access to high-quality teachers and educational materials is often the key obstacle preventing students from gaining the skills and knowledge they need to pursue new opportunities and advance in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Alkhattabi, Mona – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
Today, in association with rapid social and economic changes, there is an increasing level of demand for distance and online learning programs. This study will focus on identifying the main motivational factors for choosing a web-based distance-learning program. Moreover, it will investigate how these factors relate to age, gender, marital status…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology
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Yalman, Murat; Basaran, Bulent; Gonen, Selehattin – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
Considering several variables, the present study aimed at examining the information and communication technology skills of university students taking their courses with the distant education system. In the study, the singular and relational survey model, one of general survey models, was used. The research sample was made up of 381 students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Computer Literacy, Technological Literacy
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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
Butin, Dan W. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Engaged learning--the type that happens outside textbooks and beyond the four walls of the classroom--moves beyond right and wrong answers to grappling with the uncertainties and contradictions of a complex world. iPhones back up to the "cloud." GoogleDocs is all about "cloud computing." Facebook is as ubiquitous as the sky.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Information Technology, Information Management
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Gros, Begona; Garcia, Iolanda; Escofet, Anna – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
In the last decade, an important debate about the characteristics of today's students has arisen due to their intensive experience as users of ICT. The main belief is that frequent use of technologies in everyday life implies competent users able to transfer their digital skills to learning activities. However, empirical studies developed in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Virtual Universities, Computer Use
Arnett, Autumn A. – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
From a proliferation of mobile applications to online distance learning, technology is rapidly changing the world, and higher education is no exception. In addition to making education more accessible to those who may not be able to attain it otherwise (through online courses and distance-learning curricula), technology contributes to a more…
Descriptors: Global Education, Distance Education, Internet, Online Courses
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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McPhee, Iain; Soderstrom, Tor – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss performance in postgraduate education in Sweden and Scotland. Drawing on two cases, the paper considers three themes: differences in students' performance by study mode, differences in students' performance by length of study, and finally comparing performance by study mode between modules in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Campuses, Higher Education
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Liebenberg, Hanlie; Chetty, Yuraisha; Prinsloo, Paul – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
Amidst the different challenges facing higher education, and particularly distance education (DE) and open distance learning (ODL), access to information and communication technology (ICT) and students' abilities to use ICTs are highly contested issues in the South African higher education landscape. While there are various opinions about the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Computers, Access to Information, Foreign Countries
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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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