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Al-Samarraie, Hosam – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
Videoconferencing as a learning tool has been widely used among educators and learners in order to induce effective communication between learners and teachers or learners and their peers, especially when face-to-face means are not possible. Different types of videoconferencing platforms or systems have emerged for use in today's higher education…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Higher Education, Models, Outcomes of Education
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Skordaki, Efrosyni-Maria; Bainbridge, Susan – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
This paper presents the results of a research study on scientific software training in blended learning environments. The investigation focused on training approaches followed by scientific software users whose goal is the reliable application of such software. A key issue in current literature is the requirement for a theory-substantiated…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Blackmon, Stephanie J. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been described as purposeful educational resources for teaching, open educational initiatives, competency-based learning, and the like. They have also been described as an agent of higher education's deterioration. Although MOOCs are often discussed in terms of their current and future usefulness, or lack…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Snelson, Chareen; Perkins, Ross – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Very little research has been conducted about what it is like to teach a MOOC. Given this, a mixed methods study, involving a survey of 186 MOOC instructors and 15 follow-up interviews, was conducted to explore the motivation, experiences, and perceptions of instructors who have taught massive open online courses. Findings indicate that…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Open Education, Mixed Methods Research
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Béché, Emmanuel – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
This article is a literature review on open distance learnings (ODL) in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa (FSSA). The state of research on this question highlights many topics, such as the supporting reasons for the creation of ODL systems and their potentials. Success, difficulties, and issues linked to their implementation also hold a crucial place…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Open Education, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Laaser, Wolfram; Toloza, Eduardo A. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
The article argues that the ongoing usage of audio visual media is falling behind in terms of educational quality compared to prior achievements in the history of distance education. After reviewing some important steps and experiences of audio visual digital media development, we analyse predominant presentation formats on the Web. Special focus…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Raspopovic, Miroslava; Cvetanovic, Svetlana; Medan, Ivana; Ljubojevic, Danijela – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
The aim of this paper is to present the learning and teaching styles using the Social Learning Environment (SLE), which was developed based on the computer supported collaborative learning approach. To avoid burdening learners with multiple platforms and tools, SLE was designed and developed in order to integrate existing systems, institutional…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Socialization
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Gülbahar, Yasemin; Rapp, Christian; Kilis, Selcan; Sitnikova, Anna – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
While ubiquitous in everyday use, in reality, social media usage within higher education teaching has expanded quite slowly. Analysis of social media usage of students and instructors for teaching, learning, and research purposes across four countries (Russia, Turkey, Germany, and Switzerland) showed that many higher education instructors actively…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Media, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Loeckx, Johan – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
The opinions on MOOCs go to extremes, covering a wide variety of topics, affecting economy, pedagogy, and computer science which makes it hard to keep oversight. Despite the many excellent research reports and articles, an overview of the bigger picture, providing a holistic qualitative summary of the different opinions, is still very welcome.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Computer Science, Teaching Methods, Social Environment
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Ostuzzi, Francesca; Conradie, Peter; De Couvreur, Lieven; Detand, Jan; Saldien, Jelle – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
This case study explores the opportunities for students of Industrial Design Engineering to engage with direct and indirect stakeholders by making their design process and results into open-ended designed solutions. The reported case study involved 47 students during a two-weeks intensive course on the topic of urban gardening. Observations were…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Industrial Arts, Gardening, Feedback (Response)
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Amadi-Echendu, Anthea P.; Phillips, Magaret; Chodokufa, Kudakwashe; Visser, Thea – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
South Africa is characterised by high unemployment levels, a low Total Early Stage Entrepreneurial Activity rate, and a high small business failure rate. Entrepreneurship and small business development is seen as a solution to end unemployment in South Africa. A study to understand how to improve small business support was conducted at the…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Unemployment, Higher Education, Small Businesses
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Kizito, Rita Ndagire – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
This paper examines the possible characteristics and the value of designing learning activities grounded in connectivism--an emerging learning theory. It is an exploratory attempt to connect the theory to the prevailing technology adoption archetypes used in African contexts with the aim of extracting influences that could shape pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Learning Theories, Technology Integration
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Tuul, Suvdmaa; Banzragch, Otgontugs; Saizmaa, Tsogzolmaa – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
This paper reviews the e-learning course development in selected universities of Mongolia and attempts to classify the e-learning programs that are in practice at the tertiary education level in the country. The given paper uses both secondary and primary sources. The authors determined what factors influence e-learning type classification and how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Nascimbeni, Fabio; Burgos, Daniel – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
The paper explores the change process that university teachers need to go through in order to become fluent with Open Education approaches. Based on a literature review and a set of interviews with a number of leading experts in the field of Open Educational Resources and Open Education, the paper puts forward an original definition of Open…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), College Faculty, Open Education, Interviews
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Vieira, Eleonora Milano Falcão; de Moraes, Marialice; Rossato, Jaqueline – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
The constant technological development in education, and the potentiality of the resources offered by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), are challenges faced by teaching institutions in Brazil, especially by those institutions, which by the very nature of their services intend to provide distance education courses. In such a scene,…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
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