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Holmes, Wayne; Nguyen, Quan; Zhang, Jingjing; Mavrikis, Manolis; Rienties, Bart – Distance Education, 2019
There has been a growing interest in how teaching might be informed by "learning design" (LD), with a promising method for investigating LD being offered by the emerging field of "learning analytics" (LA). In this study, we used a novel LA for LD methodology to investigate the implementation of LD in an online distance learning…
Descriptors: Learning Analytics, Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Baroni, Alice; Dooly, Melinda; García, Pilar Garcés; Guth, Sarah; Hauck, Mirjam; Helm, Francesca; Lewis, Tim; Mueller-Hartmann, Andreas; O'Dowd, Robert; Rienties, Bart; Rogaten, Jekaterina –, 2019
Students of initial teacher education need to be prepared for the classrooms of tomorrow. Teachers require the necessary skills and competences to teach in culturally diverse contexts, to collaborate across disciplines, and to use technologies in innovative ways; but the Digital Economy and Society Index reports that only 20-25% of students in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Rienties, Bart; Lewis, Tim; McFarlane, Ruth; Nguyen, Quan; Toetenel, Lisette – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2018
Language education has a rich history of research and scholarship focusing on the effectiveness of learning activities and the impact these have on student behaviour and outcomes. One of the basic assumptions in foreign language pedagogy and CALL in particular is that learners want to be able to communicate effectively with native speakers of…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Nguyen, Quan; Huptych, Michal; Rienties, Bart – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2018
Extensive research in learning science has established the importance of time management in online learning. Recently, learning analytics (LA) has shed further lights on the temporal characteristics of learning by allowing researchers to capture authentic digital footprints of student learning behaviours. Nonetheless, students' timing of…
Descriptors: Time Management, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Rienties, Bart; Herodotou, Christothea; Olney, Tom; Schencks, Mat; Boroowa, Avi – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
The importance of teachers in online learning is widely acknowledged to effectively support and stimulate learners. With the increasing availability of learning analytics data, online teachers might be able to use learning analytics dashboards to facilitate learners with different learning needs. However, deployment of learning analytics…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Technology Integration, Online Courses, Data Analysis
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Rienties, Bart; Hosein, Anesa – International Journal for Academic Development, 2015
How and with whom academics develop and maintain formal and informal networks for reflecting on their teaching practice has received limited attention even though academic development (AD) programmes have become an almost ubiquitous feature of higher education. The primary goal of this mixed-method study is to unpack how 114 academics in an AD…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Learning Processes
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Rienties, Bart; Kaper, Wolter; Struyven, Katrien; Tempelaar, Dirk; van Gastel, Leendert; Vrancken, Sanne; Jasinska, Magdalena; Virgailaite-Meckauskaite, Egle – Interactive Learning Environments, 2012
An increasing number of higher educational institutes are offering remedial, bridging, preparatory or transitional courses in a blended and online format to remediate and enhance students' knowledge and skills. This article addresses how teachers and institutes design and implement these courses. The descriptions of transitional courses were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Course Descriptions, Academic Support Services