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Baggaley, Jon – Distance Education, 2010
The bicentenary in 2011 of the Luddite Revolt prompts us to ask "what would Ned Ludd think of today's automated styles of distance education?" He would no doubt echo the common criticism that educational technologies create an impersonal style of teaching and learning, and devalue the teacher. He would probably agree that online methods…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Quality Control, Educational Technology
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Furnborough, Concha; Truman, Mike – Distance Education, 2009
This qualitative study examines perceptions and use of assignment feedback among adult beginner modern foreign language learners on higher education distance learning courses. A survey of responses to feedback on assignments by 43 Open University students on beginner language courses in Spanish, French, and German indicated that respondents can be…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Open Universities, Second Language Learning, Native Speakers
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Jelfs, Anne; Richardson, John T. E.; Price, Linda – Distance Education, 2009
Questionnaire responses of 457 students and 602 tutors were used to investigate conceptions of a "good tutor." In each case, factor analysis identified scales that reflected key constructs; cluster analysis identified subgroups with different patterns of scale scores; and discriminant analysis determined the scales that contributed the…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Discriminant Analysis, Open Universities, Mail Surveys
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Griffiths, David; Beauvoir, Phillip; Liber, Oleg; Barrett-Baxendale, Mark – Distance Education, 2009
The use of the Web to deliver open, distance, and flexible learning has opened up the potential for social interaction and adaptive learning, but the usability, expressivity, and interoperability of the available tools leave much to be desired. This article explores these issues as they relate to teachers and learning designers through the case of…
Descriptors: Barriers, Use Studies, Program Development, Standards
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McLinden, Mike; McCall, Steve; Hinton, Danielle; Weston, Annette – Distance Education, 2006
This article reports on work undertaken within Phase 2 of a pilot study concerned with the design, development, and evaluation of online resources. Drawing on recent developments in the application of technology within open and distance education, these resources were structured around the principles of problem-based learning (PBL) for use with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments, Distance Education, Problem Based Learning