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Castano-Munoz, Jonatan; Sancho-Vinuesa, Teresa; Duart, Josep M. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Online interaction is considered to be a key aspect of effective e-learning and improved academic achievement. However, few studies have examined how effectiveness varies with the degree of interaction intensity. Using data for 17,090 students from three Catalan universities, in this paper we study the productivity associated with five different…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interaction, Electronic Learning, Evidence
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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
Zamorshchikova, Lena; Egorova, Olga; Popova, Marina – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
This paper discusses recent uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in fostering Internet-based projects for learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) at the Faculty of Foreign Languages in Yakutsk State University, Russia. It covers the authors' experiences integrating distance education and creating educational resources…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Internet, English (Second Language)
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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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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
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Bray, Eric; Aoki, Kumiko; Dlugosh, Larry – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2008
Japanese distance education has been slow to utilize the Internet, and mainly depends on the mail system and, to a lesser extent, television broadcasting as its mode of delivery. Since 2001, however, regulations have been relaxed to allow students to complete all course requirements for a university degree via online distance learning. This…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Prior Learning, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Ojo, David Olugbenga; Olakulehin, Felix Kayode – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2006
In the West African Region of Africa, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is the first full fledged university that operates in an exclusively open and distance learning (ODL) mode of education. NOUN focuses mainly on open and distance teaching and learning system, and delivers its courses materials via print in conjunction with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Open Education, Open Universities, Student Attitudes
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Wang, Tong – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2005
Based on the findings of a national survey conducted in 2004 designed to examine the support systems for both learners and tutors engaged in tertiary-level Web-based English education in mainland China, this paper reports the findings of secondary analysis by identifying the tensions in the current learner and tutor support systems. For…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Internet, National Surveys