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Mittelmeier, Jenna; Long, Dianne; Cin, Firdevs Melis; Reedy, Katharine; Gunter, Ashley; Raghuram, Parvati; Rienties, Bart – Open Learning, 2018
Learning design approaches, such as those adopted by the Open University, provide a set of tools and resources for purposefully-designing modules with a focus on student experiences. However, many of the current learning design strategies have been situated within specific institutions in Europe and North America. This means that there are several…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Open Universities, Instructional Design, Culturally Relevant Education
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Themeli, Chryssa; Bougia, Anna – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
Distance education is expanding in all continents, and the use of video has dominated internet. Synchronous Video Communication (SVC) has not been an option thoroughly investigated and practitioners, who use and design synchronous learning scenarios, are in urgent need of guidance. Distant learners face many barriers, and as a result, they drop…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Video Technology, Synchronous Communication, Barriers
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Hoadley, Susan; Tickle, Leonie; Wood, Leigh N.; Kyng, Tim – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
Graduates with well-developed capabilities in finance are invaluable to our society and in increasing demand. Universities face the challenge of designing finance programmes to develop these capabilities and the essential knowledge that underpins them. Our research responds to this challenge by identifying threshold concepts that are central to…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Finance Occupations, Online Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Themelis, Chryssoula – Open Praxis, 2014
The paper reports on the experienced educator perspective regarding human-to-human connection in distance education. The research questions aimed to fill gaps in the existing research literature, to investigate the role of the educator, to discover how learning and subject content are affected by contextual factors, to find out if it enhances the…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Video Technology, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Fresen, Jill W. – Teaching English with Technology, 2011
This paper reports on two research projects, one completed and a partial follow-up study in the early stages of investigation. The first study investigated a range of factors that directly affect the quality of web-supported learning opportunities. The outcome of that study is a taxonomy of critical success factors for quality web-supported…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Design, Taxonomy