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Zimmerman, Tekeisha Denise – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
Interaction plays a critical role in the learning process. For online course participants, interaction with the course content (learner-content interaction) is especially important because it can contribute to successful learning outcomes and course completion. This study aims to examine the relationship between learner-content interaction and…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Interaction, Internet, Online Courses
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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
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Veletsianos, George; Navarrete, Cesar C. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
While the potential of social networking sites to contribute to educational endeavors is highlighted by researchers and practitioners alike, empirical evidence on the use of such sites for formal online learning is scant. To fill this gap in the literature, we present a case study of learners' perspectives and experiences in an online course…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Socialization, Electronic Learning
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Long, Gary L.; Marchetti, Carol; Fasse, Richard – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
This paper reports the findings of three studies within a program of research designed to better understand the factors contributing to the academic achievement of students in online courses and the contributions of interaction to online learning. The first study compared the academic achievement of students in the online and face-to-face (F2F)…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Deafness, Academic Achievement, Online Courses
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Oladokun, Olugbade; Aina, Lenrie – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
Open and distance learning (ODL) has created room for the emergence of virtual education. Not only are students found everywhere and anywhere undertaking their studies and earning their degrees, but geographical boundaries between nations no longer appear to have much relevance. As the new education paradigm irretrievably alters the way teaching…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Distance Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries
McAuley, Alexander; Walton, Fiona – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
Offered between 2006 and 2009 and graduating 21 Inuit candidates, the Nunavut Master of Education program was a collaborative effort made to address the erosion of Inuit leadership in the K-12 school system after the creation of Nunavut, Canada's newest territory, in 1999. Delivered to a large extent in short, intensive, face-to-face courses, the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Eskimos, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Cunningham, Una; Fagersten, Kristy Beers; Holmsten, Elin – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2010
At Dalarna University, Sweden, modes of communication are offered at many points of Kenning's continuum with a web-based learning platform, including asynchronous document exchange and collaborative writing tools, e-mail, recorded lectures in various formats, live streamed lectures with the possibility of text questions to the lecturer in real…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Seminars, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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Pang, Katherine – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
The purpose of this study was to assess the pedagogical equivalence, as determined by knowledge gains, and the pedagogical effectiveness of certain components in a video-driven multimedia, web-based professional development training program as compared to a traditional, face-to-face program under real-world constraints of time and limited economic…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Distance Education, Web Based Instruction
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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