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Danby, Susan; Lee, Alison – Australian Universities' Review, 2012
With growing international interest in diversifying sites for pedagogical work within the doctorate, doctoral programmes of different kinds are being developed in different disciplinary, institutional and national settings. However, little is known about how the pedagogical work of these programmes is designed and enacted, and with what effects.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Social Action, Doctoral Programs
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Stevens, Charlotte; Kelly, Patrick – Open Learning, 2012
How do open and distance learning institutions review and renew themselves to ensure their continued fitness for purpose? Here we report on the work of a change team in the UK Open University, a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning created to examine, innovate and improve student support. The existence of the Centre for five years from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Teamwork, Change Strategies
Zhu, Zhiting; Gu, Xiaoqing; Collis, Betty; Moonen, Jef – Educational Technology, 2011
China is a huge country with a large population. Providing equitable and quality "e-education" or use of ICT (information and communications technologies) for teaching and learning in elementary and secondary schools across the country is a national priority. This article briefly sketches the context in China and the challenges relating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality
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Kouremenos, Dimitris; Fotinea, Stavroula-Evita; Efthimiou, Eleni; Ntalianis, Klimis – Behaviour & Information Technology, 2010
In this article, a prototype Greek text to Greek Sign Language (GSL) conversion system is presented. The system is integrated into an educational platform that addresses the needs of teaching GSL grammar and was developed within the SYNENNOESE project (Efthimiou "et al." 2004a. Developing an e-learning platform for the Greek sign…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Translation, Sign Language, Deafness
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Ward, Mary-Helen; West, Sandra; Peat, Mary; Atkinson, Susan – Journal of Distance Education, 2010
The University of Sydney is a large, research-intensive, campus-based Australian University. Since 2004 a strategic initiative of project-based eLearning support has been creating teams of non-academic and academic staff, who have worked together to develop online resources to meet identified needs. The University's aims in continuing to provide…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Online Courses, Educational Change
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Bartz, Janet – Journal of Distance Education, 2010
An e-learning project is a balance of time, cost, and scope measured against learner engagement. With this measure, the learner is part of every stage in the project's development. Assessing decisions with regards to learner impact will contribute to a more engaging and therefore successful project. To illustrate this concept, this paper will…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Material Evaluation, Secondary School Students, Social Studies
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Tynan, Belinda; Adlington, Rachael; Stewart, Cherry; Vale, Deborah; Sims, Rod; Shanahan, Peter – Journal of Distance Education, 2010
This paper will detail three projects which focussed on enhancing online learning at a large Australian distance education University within a School of Business, School of Health and School of Education. Each project had special funding and took quite distinctive project management approaches, which reflect the desire to embed innovation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Distance Education
Academy for Educational Development, 2009
The Academy for Educational Development (AED) has many opportunities to apply expertise and creativity to the solution of perplexing human problems. It is much more rare, however, to find oneself at the nexus of a set of opportunities that make it possible to make a greater contribution than the original objective. Macedonia's commitment to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Quality, Elementary Education
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Laohajaratsang, Thanomporn – International Journal on E-Learning, 2009
As e-learning in the academic sector serves as a crucial driving force in the development of e-learning in Thailand, this article looks at e-learning readiness in Thailand with a focus on the academic sector. The article is divided into four parts: (1) a brief history of e-learning in Thailand; (2) the infrastructure related to e-learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Postsecondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mishra, Sanjaya – International Journal on E-Learning, 2009
This article presents an overview of the e-learning in India. It describes the historical developments of e-learning and identifies major stakeholders and institutions that have initiated e-learning programs after the creation of the National Task Force on Information Technology and Software Development constituted by the Prime Minister of India…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology